View Full Version : Email help

02-07-2006, 04:36 PM

My email account seems to have been disabled! It won't let me send or receive emails.

I have receibed a number of bizarre emails today from ebay.com (which I never have used but have registered with in the past), which pertain to listings etc that I have never made. In one of their messages they say they will suspend my email account for "my security" but how can this be done by Ebay? I can;t imagine they can have any sway over my email account ... can they?

Seems odd that it has happened at the same time my email has gone duff though? :confused3

I am sure I have not changed any settings on my emails.

Anyone got any ideas please??

02-07-2006, 04:45 PM
Karen, can't offer an help regarding email - except can you access it via the web in case it is a large email that is blocking the system.

Regarging the ebay emails they are generally called phishing emails. Under no circumstances click the link in any of these emails. Even if they appear to come from ebay.co.uk and look geniune. SIL had a similar one and afterwards found some crook had hijacked her account and paypal details. The fraudsters managed to sell 100's of mobile phones before ebay re-instated the account.
She had to reset her password with tesco.net

02-07-2006, 04:58 PM
Thanks Reid :)

No I never reply to one of the ebay ones.

I am talking to AOL live help (who aren't being much help at the moment!)

02-07-2006, 05:03 PM
Sorry no helpful advice but I hope you can get it sorted :goodvibes

02-07-2006, 05:08 PM
Sorry no helpful advice but I hope you can get it sorted :goodvibes

Same here Karen, I hope it is sorted out soon for you

02-07-2006, 05:23 PM
Same here, I get loads of emails from Ebay (I had an account but stopped using it years ago - I'd like to get rid of it and my Paypal account but I can't even remember the passwords to get rid of them.)

02-07-2006, 05:25 PM
Karen, I've sent you an e-mail, just to see if it's working :)

cornish pixie
02-07-2006, 05:53 PM
Hope you get it sorted Karen :surfweb:

02-08-2006, 03:28 AM
Is it sorted yet Karen? :)

02-08-2006, 03:36 AM
Hope you get it all sorted out Karen.

florida sun
02-08-2006, 03:44 AM
Hope you get it sorted, Karen :grouphug:

Sue :)

Obi Wan Kenobi
02-08-2006, 04:06 AM
It would be worth you going to trhe Norton anti virus web site www.symantec.com as they have a programme to check that your computer is not infected. It does sound a bit like a virus has taken over your email programme

02-09-2006, 04:06 PM
Thanks for your help guys :)

I got it all sorted and have been slow in posting here to say that :blush:

02-09-2006, 05:07 PM
Glad you got it all sorted out Karen :goodvibes

02-11-2006, 10:28 AM
Glad all is well :)