Toolbars such as Google, AOL and Yahoo also record the search words you have typed into the search box. To remove all the search words you have typed in, check the individual instructions for your toolbar. For example, for the Google toolbar all you need to do is click on the Google icon, and choose “Clear Search History.”aReading your emails is also a way your partner can monitor what you are doing.
If you do not use a secure password to log on to your computer, someone else will be able to access your email account.
Any email you have already sent will normally be saved in the folder marked sent items. Go to sent items and delete emails you don’t want a person to see.
Sometimes an unfinished email will be saved in the folder marked drafts. Go to the drafts folder to delete it.
If you reply to any email, the original message will probably be in the body of the message – delete the email if you don’t want anyone to see your original message.
Remember to empty your Deleted Items folder as all of your deleted items are stored there until you empty the folder and remove them completely.
If you have a shared email account or your partner has access to your login or password details, you may wish to set up a new email account that you can keep private. Use a provider like Hotmail or Yahoo for an account you can access from anywhere. Use a name that is not recognizable as you.
Please note: If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, you can print them and save them as evidence.