Compromised account

On rare occasion, your YCP email account may be compromised: someone else might be using it without your permission. If you suspect this is happening to you, immediately change your password. Then, check your Gmail settings (explained below) to undo any changes that the hacker may have made.

If you haven't already, please fill out your SMS/Alternate Email in myid.ycp.edu. (This will allow you to unlock your account, without needing our help, if you're ever compromised.)

Note: Consider using LastPass, to make & store secure passwords.

Check for suspicious settings

Gmail

Note: You can only access all Gmail settings from a computer.

  • Sign into your YCP Gmail.

  • In the upper right, select the Settings icon (gear) > See all settings.

  • Review the following for insidious alterations:

    • General

      • Signature

      • Vacation responder

    • Accounts

      • Send Mail As

    • Filters and Blocked Addresses

      • Remove any unfamiliar filters.

        • Note: These send incoming messages to other labels.

    • Forwarding and POP/IMAP

      • Remove any unfamiliar forwards in the Forwarding section.

        • Note: This option is not available for employees.

Google Account

  • If you haven't already, sign into your YCP Gmail.