I have been an Outlook user for many years, most recently Outlook 2016. After switching from a POP3 to an IMAP account about 18 months ago, I experienced ongoing issues … (மேலும் படிக்க)
I have been an Outlook user for many years, most recently Outlook 2016. After switching from a POP3 to an IMAP account about 18 months ago, I experienced ongoing issues with syncing to my webmail and email apps on my other devices. Unable to resolve these sync issues, I installed Thunderbird a few days ago, and love it - the sync issues are gone! However, within an hour of installing Thunderbird and adding an IMAP account, I started receiving emails dated between 2010 and 2013 from a few "friends." On closer inspection, these emails were not from my friends at all - the email addresses attached to my friends' names in the From field were not my friends' addresses, but addresses I'd never heard of. A day later, I received a couple of emails from other "friends", also not from friends' addresses, and this time with zip files attached, with passwords indicated in the body of the email text. Needless to say, I did not open the zip files. I then received a number of legitimate emails from another group of friends, asking me if I had sent them similar emails with attached zip files/passwords, which I had not. Of course, I'm wondering if my email has been hacked, which I find hard to believe given that I had a strong 14-digit password, to which I have now added another 9 digits in a new password. In the meantime, I called my ISP, Rogers in Canada, which uses Yahoo as the service's email provider. They ran some tests, and told me that there is no indication that my account has been hacked on Rogers Yahoo's servers. They tell me there was a breach back in 2009, which may have accounted for some residual emails being left on Yahoo servers which could have now been sent to me, but they admitted this was just conjecture, and they advised me to contact Thunderbird support to see if it's possible that my account has been hacked via Thunderbird's servers. I should also add that 2 similar emails with zipped attachments were sent last night, without my knowledge, to a friend from a Gmail account I have set up in Thunderbird. And, lastly FYI, my Thunderbird connection security settings are set to SSL/TLS for all my accounts. I look forward to any information and advice. Thank you, Les.