I want to reset my old tiscali password but can’t see how in the app. My Instagram was being hacked and today they reset a password and ordered items on one of my other accounts but the change of password needed email verification and somehow they did this.
If you're a TalkTalk customer or recent customer you should be able to change your email password in MyAccount > My Services > Manage TalkTalk Mail, if the email is listed in one of the 5 email address slots.
As a user of TalkTalk Mail you'll have been prompted to set up Reset details to use the Forgot my password option to recover access to your mailbox should the system reset the password for security or should you forget the password. But maybe you've not set up Reset details with an alternate email address or mobile number to receive a reset code?
If you can still sign in to TalkTalk Mail then Update your reset details is an option on the main menu (triple line icon or cog icon on the mobile version).
If the self-help password change / recovery options aren't effective let me know and I'll alert the TalkTalk Community team for you.
In the meantime, please update your Community Profile Personal Information (Click here) to include your name, current contact 'phone numbers and address with postcode (location) then scroll down and add the email address to Private notes and Save changes.
If you're not a TalkTalk customer a TalkTalk OCE will send you a Private Message requesting personal data to verify you as the registered email user (your email registration details)
When your personal data has been verified, the Reset details will be set up and a team member will call on your mobile to check security with you, let you know you can set your own password and check it works.
There's some good advice on choosing a secure password at getsafeonline.org
The TalkTalk team here can report the hacking of your tiscali email account to TalkTalk's security team. But you'll first need to update your Community Profile Personal Information (Click here) to include your name, current landline 'phone number and an alternate number (mobile recommended) and address with postcode (location). Add, then scroll down to Private notes and add the tiscali email address and save changes.
It would be useful if you let us know which method you used to change the tiscali email password.
Was the original password easily guessed or used elsewhere?
You may be able to find out if your email address is known to be compromised in a data breach by checking with haveibeenpwned. Let us know what you find.