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How can an abuser discover your internet activities?

e-mail

If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess. If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as sevidence of this abuse.

History / Cache file

If an abuser knows how to read your computer's history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), they may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet. You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.

Internet Explorer

Pull down Tools menu, select Internet Options. On the opening page under Browsing History click on Delete tab - click "Delete Files" and click "Delete History".

AOL

Pull down Members menu, select Preferences. Click on WWW icon. Then select Advanced. Purge Cache.

Netscape

Pull down Edit menu, select Preferences. Click on Navigator on choose 'Clear History'. Click on Advanced then select Cache. Click on "Clear Disk Cache". On older versions of Netscape: Pull down Options menu. Select Network Options, Select Cache. Click on "Clear Disk Cache".

This information may not completely hide your tracks. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the internet, would be at a local library, a friend's house, or at work.

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