Spam email coming from my hotmail account?

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Arch-Angel, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Arch-Angel

    Arch-Angel Member

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    Sorry if this is better suited elsewhere, but friends on my Hotmail contact list are getting spam sent to them from my account...
    If it were coming from my own mail server's address I would assume there is a virus of malware in there somewhere and run Spybot or whatever, but how the hell does that work if it's coming from Hotmail? :confused:
     
  2. infiltraitor

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    change your hotmail password if you havent already.

    advise people not to click links in their emails
     
  3. Paul Warren

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    Yup, what he said ^

    A few of my mates had the same problem recently.

    It's a good idea to change your free email accounts passwords, quite often anyway.

    Places like hotmail & gmail get attacked quite often.
     
  4. Dimtar

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    Hi all.

    Other half started sending me ads for Viagra today, a little insulting until I realized what was going on. ;)

    Just to confirm, all that is needed is to change the password? I have done this just want to make sure I am doing as much as I can. Scan for Spyware etc?
     
  5. Creekin

    Creekin (Taking a Break)

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    had a few customers with similar prob recently
    random emails being resent from their account to anyone they had ever received an email from
    very embarrassing in one situ :lol:
    only evidence was when some addys bounced back

    changing pw seems to fix it amazingly :thumbup:
     
  6. Dimtar

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    Cool thanks.
     
  7. evilasdeath

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    In the past many of these emails came from msn messenger because it could log into your account directly and there were many msn exploits most have been fixed these days thou but something to check for.
     
  8. SpaceFrog

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    I think I've copped it twice this year. changed my password.

    don't use live messenger, but use Trillian. I might make sure all my Trillian clients are up to date.

    couldn't connect to msn via trillian, tried hotmail, and my account had been blocked possibly for spamming, So changed my password again :( I think i've forgotten it already.

    My original hotmail password was unchanged for 10 years.
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Seems to be happening a bit recently.....had a few people tell me the same thing also.
     

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