hotmail account blocked by Microsoft

paleblueApril 19, 2011

They said my account has been compromised. In order to

reccover it, I was asked certain questions I cannot

answer: 1. favorite food (can't recall what I said)

  1. Contacts in Hotmail address book (have none)

  2. Xbox live or Zune prepaid card # (have none).

Said it would take up to 24 hours to validate and they

would send email. BUT, how can I get into email if it is

blocked?

Is there a phone# available, so that I can speak with a

representative?

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adichristi

paleblue.... Your not the only one, I have been trying all day!

I mean come on, can you believe(Yahoo)they said this?
Said it would take up to 24 hours to validate and they
would send email. BUT, how can I get into email if it is
blocked?

I think we just have to wait it out. They must be doing some new web design or something!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 12:35AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

how were you notified of this? it sounds like it could be some type of scam did you answer any type of questions or give any info that they asked for? if not do not do that.
Tell us exactly how you got it and from where

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 12:42AM
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adichristi

ravencajun... When signing into my yahoo account,They said my account has been compromised.

Whenever I signed in, it said check
Need help signing in to Yahoo!?

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Enter the text you see in the picture.
To ensure the security of your account we require you to complete this sign-in verification after five failed attempts to sign in.
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Is the "Caps Lock" or "A" light on your keyboard on?
If so, hit "Caps Lock" key before trying again.
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Did you forget or misspell your ID or password?
You can recover your ID and/or password by confirming your private information.
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If so, please remember to use your full Yahoo! ID (e.g. free2rhyme@yahoo.com) to sign in.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 12:51AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

were you one of the ones notified about a breach in security at epilison from any places of business like your bank, target, etc? This sounds very much like something that is a result of this breach since it was email addresses that were stolen.
Was your password on your email account a real word? if so it would likely be hacked in seconds.
do not provide your password or any other info at all!!

Epsilon Email Breach: What You Should Know

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 1:02AM
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adichristi

ravencajun

No, I was never notified about a breach in security at epilison from any places of business like your bank, target, etc?

I think there is something else going on.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 1:54AM
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DA_Mccoy

For what it is worth, all six of my Hotmail accounts are functioning normal yesterday and today.

DA

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 7:53AM
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frdrckowino_yahoo_com

an block my account please

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 3:43PM
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mikie_gw

always good to have a secondary email account where if you have problems like the 'compromised' notification.. you will get an email there that will prove you're you.

Yahoo in my experience, from dealing with others with that problems,, just seems to lock your account for one to three days.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 5:19PM
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not2bright

Considering Yahoo's persistent avoidance of providing secure, full-session SSL to its users (and the added threat of the Firesheep program/add-on) I'm amazed that more people don't leave Yahoo for a provider that at least cares enough to provide better session security -- even Gmail and Hotmail have it !!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 7:48PM
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