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IP address tracking at Web-based e-mail clients

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IP address tracking at Web-based e-mail clients

mysuperplace
Hi!
I have a feeling that someone is accessing my YAHOO Web-based e-mail account.
Is it possible to track IP address which accessed my Web-based e-mail client?
Many thanks
Olivia
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    Absolutely

    I have a feeling they won't give you data
    from their server logs though. Since
    authentication of your user name & password
    is performed on Yahoo's servers, they're
    the only party that legally can have that
    information.

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    mysuperplace

    Thanks a lot for your answers - I'll try Yahoo. It's not a keystroke - it's someone is reading my e-mail whilst I am away. like, on holidays, and when I log-on from an internet cafe, all my new messages appear as "read". I'll probably change my password!

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    Absolutely

    jdclyde is absolutely right about that, for
    sure. Think about it: a program
    logs your keystrokes and
    sends them to ... ?, who then uses your
    user name and password to login to your
    account. If either of us is right, we
    probably both are.

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    jdclyde

    Get to another pc and change your password.

    Then do a good scan of your system for malware and keystroke loggers.

    One sign is to look at how much memory is in use at bootup. Average for XP seems to be between 180 and 190 M of ram, assuming you have an Anti-Virus running.

    Install ZoneAlarm and watch for anything that is trying to access the internet.

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    Absolutely

    I have a feeling they won't give you data
    from their server logs though. Since
    authentication of your user name & password
    is performed on Yahoo's servers, they're
    the only party that legally can have that
    information.

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    mysuperplace

    Thanks a lot for your answers - I'll try Yahoo. It's not a keystroke - it's someone is reading my e-mail whilst I am away. like, on holidays, and when I log-on from an internet cafe, all my new messages appear as "read". I'll probably change my password!

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    Absolutely

    jdclyde is absolutely right about that, for
    sure. Think about it: a program
    logs your keystrokes and
    sends them to ... ?, who then uses your
    user name and password to login to your
    account. If either of us is right, we
    probably both are.

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    jdclyde

    Get to another pc and change your password.

    Then do a good scan of your system for malware and keystroke loggers.

    One sign is to look at how much memory is in use at bootup. Average for XP seems to be between 180 and 190 M of ram, assuming you have an Anti-Virus running.

    Install ZoneAlarm and watch for anything that is trying to access the internet.