How to tell if my email has been hacked

Written by soren bagley
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to tell if my email has been hacked
E-mail hacking (pc connecting e-mail handdrawn image by patrimonio designs from

E-mail accounts often contain very sensitive information, and this makes them a prime target for hackers. If you are afraid that someone might be reading your personal e-mail, you can perform a simple test to find out.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Set up a new e-mail account.

  2. 2

    Create an account at, a free counter and statistics tracker.

  3. 3

    Compose an e-mail with the new e-mail account that contains an enticing subject line but don't send it.

  4. 4

    Log into your account and copy the html code provided there.

  5. 5

    Paste the code into the bottom of your e-mail. This code allows Sitemeter to monitor how many times the email has been accessed.

  6. 6

    Send this e-mail to the email account that you think has been hacked.

  7. 7

    Check your account at Sitemeter periodically to see if anyone has read the email.

Tips and warnings

  • This method will not work if the person reading your e-mails has images turned off on their web browser.

Don't Miss


  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.