on 07-06-2018 03:48 PM
I left Talktalk over 3 years ago but have continued using their e-mail service on a daily basis since then.
However 3 days ago I appear to have been summarily locked out - my password is no longer recognized.
How can I regain access?
on 08-06-2018 08:42 AM
Hi casmey, I've raised the fault ticket for you. You will get a call this morning with the new password. Please let us know how you get on.
on 07-06-2018 04:58 PM
An email account will be 'suspended' after 180 days of non-use pending deletion after 12 months of non-use, if that's what you mean by cutting access. Other than that it's just normal account security monitoring by the system that determmines if a 'security issue' requires the account to be locked for protection either against it being used for spamming or for fraud, for example.
The TalkTalk mail servers were running slow recently due to communication issues and then a backlog of emails. But generally, it's been ok until the last few days when support was dropped for an insecure password encryption method in favour of complete SSL security.
on 07-06-2018 04:45 PM
Thanks for your help.
I don't believe my a/c has been locked for security reasons, there seems to something in Talktalk's systems which tends to cut access after a certain period of time to clients who no longer have a telephone a/c. This has happened a couple of times before.
Incidently several times in the past few months and increasingly during recent weeks, my e-mail client has been unable to gain access initially to my TT mail, but manages to download them later in the day.
on 07-06-2018 04:28 PM
OCE_Ady will hopefully pick this up tomorrow, verify your details and pass to Networks for a new password.
If the account has been locked for security it may mean there's strong evidence of the password being known. So, as always, it would be wise to scan all your devices for viruses and malware to make sure there are no keyloggers or screengrabbers capturing your passwords. The last thing you want is for the new password to be discovered straight away.
on 07-06-2018 03:51 PM
The email system may have detected a weak password or a compromised email account and changed the password or locked the account to help secure customer data.
If not, you'll need to prove you're the legal owner of the email. Double check that you've added to your Community Profile, Personal Information (Click here) all of the following in the Private Notes area at the bottom of the page:
This topic has been escalated to the TalkTalk Community support team to verify the details recorded for the owner of the email address. The email expert will reply here to help with account or password recovery.