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This past Thursday afternoon I was taking some personal time and walking with my parents and son outside a lifestyle center when the calls started coming in. First from my sales director, then my assistant, both informing me our email account got hacked and we were not able to send, receive, or even access our emails. Soon came the calls from clients, prospects and friends calling me, sounding almost frightened, “Rod, did you send me this document, or is it spam?!” Read on to learn what to do when you get your email hacked to better protect your privacy in the future.

Email Hacked? | What To Do If Your Email Gets Hacked

In this article:

  1. Email Compromised? Follow These Steps
  2. Don’t Panic
  3. Contact Your Email Admin
  4. Reset ALL Your Passwords
  5. Let Everyone Know About The Hack
  6. Notify Your IT Department
  7. Keep An Eye On All Your Financial And Personal Records
  8. Enjoy The Moment

Email Compromised? Follow These Steps

We have all been there or will possibly be there in the future. Allow me to share some quick steps you should consider if, and when, this happens to you.

1. Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic | What To Do When Your Business Email System Is Hacked

Everyone around me seemed to be in a panic. This is when I generally install my “worry rule”. If it’s something out of your control, and you can’t do anything about it, then do your best not to worry. If it’s something in your control, then there is no need to worry about it. Just focus on those items you can control.

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