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Taking all of the actions on this page may not prevent an abuser from discovering your email and Internet activity. The safest way to find information on the Internet is to go to a safer computer. Some suggestions would be your local library, a friend's house or your workplace. Other safety suggestions: Change your password often, do not pick obvious words or numbers for your password, and make sure to include a combination of letters and numbers for your password.

How an Abuser Can Track Your Activities

If an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. Even if you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess.


If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, you can print and save them as evidence of this abuse. For more information on this issue, contact law enforcement.

Additional Tips


For help, please call the Family Center at 715-421-1511 or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), TTY 1-800-787-3224.


from: The National Domestic Abuse Hotline

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