Windows 10: Locked out of account, email is wrong

Discus and support Locked out of account, email is wrong in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I'm using my partner's laptop which they got from a friend. I was able to log into their account and made myself an account, but I didn't make myself... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by maddZY, May 9, 2022.

  1. maddZY Win User

    Locked out of account, email is wrong


    I'm using my partner's laptop which they got from a friend. I was able to log into their account and made myself an account, but I didn't make myself an admin and I can't download anything without putting in their password. We've tried several passwords and none of them worked, then we realized the email was wrong as an example, if the email is supposed to be jfkennedy@whatever, it's now jfennedy@whatever. I have no idea how this happened because I was able to log in the first time. I can't reset anything from my account because I'm not an admin.

    :)
     
    maddZY, May 9, 2022
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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, May 9, 2022
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  3. Brink Win User
    Brink, May 9, 2022
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  4. Locked out of account, email is wrong

    email account hacked. please help

    Also may I suggest you change email accounts to one of the following.....

    Gmail
    Outlook

    The reason is they both use "Step two verification". This style of verification means even if a hacker gets your password they cannot log in to your account. You see every time someone try's to log in that hasn't been verified you will get a text or a phone call giving you a final code to log in. Its very easy and simple to setup also. The great thing is once you setup your Email application with a specific "application password" from that account you never have to log in again AND your account is protected from being logged in from foreign entities.

    I like the new outlook personally however Gmail is also damn good. Gmail also has an IP tracker that allows you to see WHERE the account has been logged in from. Anyway let us know if you wanna change over and have any questions. We will be happy to help and welcome to TPU!
     
    TheMailMan78, May 9, 2022
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