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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I use msn email, the free version.  By chance i examined my account and found that nearly every day there have been people who tried unsuccessfully to login into my account.  My password is now more robust than ever, as I created it myself.
Is there any way I can restrict logging into my account from a particular IP address + geo physical location of my pc i.e. lattitude and longitude location.  Since I am retired and do not travel out of the state or country or use any other pc to get into my pc, thus this feature looks feasible.  
Please let me know if this is feasible or not.  Thank u.
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by:John Hurst
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Lots of people move around and get different IP addresses. Accordingly and so far as I know, you cannot restrict the login to MSN by IP address.

So then, so long as you have a strong password, then no one but you can get in.

Unless you look, does the issue cause a problem?  If not, keep a strong password and ignore the issue.
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by:jegajothy
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In response to John, thank u, but the fear that no matter how robust, there is always a probability that the penetrator might win, like winning the Lotto, though it is a one in a million chance.  Thus, to impose more restrictive logins.
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by:John Hurst
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Perhaps you should report the issue to MSN Email Support. They may be able to log and disconnect the users trying to get it. They may have a strategy I am not aware of.

Make sure you have a strong firewall, although that will not affect Web Mail.

Short of changing your email address, I don't think there is much else you can do.
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by:Kimputer
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If security is an issue, change to Gmail and enable 2 way verification. Only with that extra step, for instance a code sent to your phone, will you be able to login. For you home computer, you enter this extra code only one of course. If you travel around with a laptop, you might have to input it more often.
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in response to all the answers, my enquiry is based on, Say a person has a gmail account, but he resides overseas in Asia, and if he sends me an email and I try to trace his IP address, will it show the actual position of where (the country) where he emailed the message from, or will it be the Google's server address in the U.S.  Because many times i get emails from people claiming to email me from overseas, but when I look up thier IP addresses, they show as they were emailing from California or Washington State, etc.  how does this work.   Thank u.
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The IP address you will find is the IP address of the SMTP server (so Gmail's IP if Gmail was used). If you try to trace me, you will find me at Mail.com but that is not where I am.
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In response to John, thank u for the clarification.  This had always baffled me.
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good clarification, thank u
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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