Email hacking has become more and more commonplace. With all the different gmail, yahoo, and other platforms supporting email, it is not hard for hackers to launch an attack on random email addresses hoping to score a hit. Email hacking not only compromises your emails, but all accounts associated with that email address. Once inside your email inbox, a hacker can see what is there in terms of other account login information, reset passwords, and do a lot of other damage. They can gain access to your domain name registrar account, and take control of your domain names and websites. They will often be able to get at credit card information as a result of hacking your email.
While strong passwords are always a good thing, the best way to prevent against email hacking is to change your passwords regularly, consolidate your emails into a single account and ensure that no one else has access to your email username and password.