I have an old tiscali email box that got hacked due to a data breach on another website.
They had mail forwarding set up and I have moved secure stuff off it but whenever I go to change password it wont accept a new one just says cant do it. I have used the format Password!234 - thats an example of format not actual one
Hi @mad hatter
The password format is ok and allowed. But could be stronger with more characters. My recommendation is 12 - 15 multicase letters and added numbers and symbols in a multi word format to make it reasonably memorable for you.
Can you still sign in to TalkTalk Mail to see your mailbox? You've removed Auto forwarding?
When you do sign in via TalkTalk Mail you have the ability to set up Reset details for a self-help password change. Update your reset details is an option on the main menu.
When you've set up password recovery for the email address with your Reset details - your alternate email and or mobile number. Please then use the Reset your Password option to select a password reset link to go to the alternate email or mobile. Complete a password change within 30 minutes.
That'll secure the account nicely.
Thanks for that.
I have reset email setup and flow the link to reset. It goes through everything until the click to update the new password. It then gives error to say cant update the password.
Also for some reason my Amazon emails dont show but if I set up a forward the email is sent on.
Just tempted to close it down as its wide open atm though all important email address changed.
Hi mad hatter
I thought I should try the whole password change myself as I have a mailbox with a 10 character password so as I keep recommending the use of 12 - 15 characters I deemed it time for a change.
I selected the Forgot my password route to use the Reset details I'd set up when the mailbox was created. Sent the reset link to the mobile. Entered the received 6 digit reset link and created / changed the password to increase it to 15 characters including an exclamation mark (just in case that was the issue).
Signed in perfectly ok. Two tips:
So, from here, all looks like the password change is good.
Hi mad hatter, if the password will not reset for you let me know and we can get it changed for you. I've sent a personal message to obtain the necessary information just in case.
I'm afraid not. I've escalated this to the CEO team to get you a quicker fix. You'll hear from a Complaint Manager within 24 hours. Please let me know how you get on.