Rick ChurchillI have several email accounts. Until recently I had a different account for each device plus one for eBay, one for purchases and societies and one for friends.
The one for purchases I had used to buy games for my PC games machine form a company called Steam. My Steam password kept being reset and I had to re-establish control by emailing copies of games invoices and began to suspect that my email password had been compromised so reset that email password. No illegal purchases of games through the link to PayPal had occurred.
On 24th December I had an email from Amazon asking me to review an item I had not purchased. I changed both the email account password and then the email account associated with Amazon purchases. Incidentally the new email account (but not it's password) was announced to both the new and old email accounts. No illegal purchases were made through the link to my credit card including the item for which the review was made. (This may have been just a mistake by Amazon but there was no feedback from my email to Amazon's [undisclosed email])
In January when I found that two emails which I had not made had been returned as undeliverable from each of two email accounts which I had used for my iPhone and iPad. I deleted those accounts from my internet provider, talktalk.
I returned yesterday from holiday to find that I had 1300 "new" emails. These are copies of emails already received. I looked on the website and saw that I have 2220 emails in one account and 1568 emails in another (all read). The website keeps no record of any that I send.
1) I would like to see if my remaining email accounts have been used to send emails. Is there any way of finding this information?
2) I have POP3 accounts and in preferences I have "Remove from server after downloading message" unticked. I intend to delete all emails from the website inbox so that this does not happen again. Is there anything I should do before I carry this out?
3) Yahoo state that with POP accounts the message is removed after downloading whereas IMAC accounts leave the message on the server and is read by logging in to the website from any device. Should I change from POP3 to IMAC? I am reluctant to do this because I have to have internet access at all times to be able to read emails and on my phone sometimes I don't have that or I want to minimise my data download.