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Old 05-31-2014, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default access my email from another computer original is out of service my husband has a laptop and the same email server, but i am

unable to open my account from his. My hard drive is out for 'evaluation' for several weeks and won't be available soon. Is there a way to import my mail to the laptop until my PC is up and running again?
Thanks in advance for all serious answers.

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Default access my email from another computer original is out of service my husband has a laptop and the same email server, but i am

Using another person's device to access mail (or other high-value service) is not the absolute best idea.
The problem is whenever you enter account username/password, you can never be certain it's not being cached somewhere on the system; or if there's a keylogger on that device. Either way, you leave yourself open to someone (known or unknown) gaining access to the Administration of that account...and endless problems.

When absolutely necessary, web-based mail (like here @Yahoo) can be done, but first MAKE SURE TO USE "PRIVATE BROWSING" (aka "incongnito"), then log in to that account (reaffirming that the log-in page has 'https' as the URL prefix if it normally does), and go to the 'Mail' section.

Service-specific mail may require some alternate steps, but always make sure to hide your log-in info to the best of your ability (like not to 'save' passwords on the device).
Clearing cookies and cache after your session will help hide the service location & session log in authentication. (which is what the 'private' browsing does, mentioned earlier).
Because the exact system-wide settings can't be certain, using someone else's device can be risky.
"Keyloggers" make any attempt to cloak your activity moot, so it's user beware.
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