Very short post!… GREAT NEWS! I was able to ‘remove’ the hacked Hotmail account from Thunderbird. While it didn’t delete the actual account online, I was able to delete the contacts there leaving nothing except the ‘bare’ account. And I was also able to take my name off the account. It’s really weird, even though the hacker changed my password and contact information, I was able to do the necessary things to finally get rid of the account. (not the usual way)
I will mention that I got another spam email today about my google account, but since I couldn’t get anywhere …again… to just let Google know, I simply put it in ‘Spam’ and deleted it.
If you get anything from the old Hotmail account please just delete it as I won’t be using it again. My new email still starts with writerwannabe….. but it’s at gmail NOT Hotmail. I’ve changed it here at WordPress of course.
I actually now have two gmail accounts one for blogging … the one I mentioned and another one that I primarily use for everyone other than bloggers… but you may inadvertently get something from me on that one…Just remember no ‘hotmail’ again…. I went to my gmail accounts and made sure the verification alternate email and telephone number were put in.
I am so happy to get this for the most part cleared up, and maybe now my mind will be a lot less cluttered and I can think and write about everyday normal things, once again…. I probably won’t get caught up with the reading of your blogs, and will likely start from tomorrow’s.
Thanks for putting up with my ranting. I think though if it helps anyone to realize the possibility of this happening and taking precautions to hopefully avoid it, then the posting of the issue was worth doing. Diane