Windows 10: How do I get rid of an old email being used to authenticate my account?

Discus and support How do I get rid of an old email being used to authenticate my account? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I recently tried to change my password and microsoft put me through several authentifications which would be great security if they didn't all conflict... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Corvus_, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Corvus_ Win User

    How do I get rid of an old email being used to authenticate my account?


    I recently tried to change my password and microsoft put me through several authentifications which would be great security if they didn't all conflict with each other and require more authentifications. Anyway, I have had this issue in the past. I have 2 emails listed on my account. I made sure to triple check that they are the ones I have access to. I use one to login every day. Well, to change my password, it wants to send a verification to a very old email I have not had access to in forever that I also don't have listed anywhere in my account settings and when trying to authenticate by ap

    :)
     
    Corvus_, Jul 25, 2021
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Unauthorized Emails from my account?

    It is more than likely that your email account was hacked, either by a virus sniffing your password, or just simply hacked.

    Either way, change your password on your email account. Unfortunately the damage by already be done. They already have your contact list and your email address associated with that contact list. There is nothing stopping them from sending out emails using their own SMTP servers to everyone on your contact list and claiming the emails are from your email address. They don't actually have to have access to your yahoo account or even any yahoo server to send emails to people that come from your address.
     
    newtekie1, Jul 25, 2021
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  3. old email addresses

    Thank you for updating me HA.111

    Here is the step to remove that old email address.

    Start typing an email address into the “To” field. As soon as you see the old email address being recommended as one of the potential candidates, use the down arrow key to scroll through the list of suggestions. Once you highlight the old email address, type the delete key. In many cases, this will actually remove the entry not only from the current list of suggestions but from future suggestions as well. You may even find that as you mouse over the drop-down list the highlighted item will have an “x” to explicitly allow you to delete it.

    Just do this step and your good to go.

    Continue to have an escellent day HA.111

    Best regards,

    Anthony C. De Jesus

    Independent Advisor
     
    Anthony1129, Jul 25, 2021
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  4. How do I get rid of an old email being used to authenticate my account?

    email account hacked. please help

    Then I suggest you use it.
     
    TheMailMan78, Jul 25, 2021
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