Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:27 PM
I have a bit of an issue but not sure what the root cause is.
Today, I setup my hotmail account in Outlook today as i thought it would be easier accessing my account from there, so set it up no issues all was working fine. Anyway, couple of hours later, logged in and I've got a load of delivery notification failure emails, some were from old addresses in my address book, some were from addresses i've never seen before. So, something or someone has sent spam to everyone in my address book, plus countless more to people i don't know. Also, whatever has done this has setup a vacation autoresponse with spam as the reply, basically offering cheap electronics, i think this was the content of the emails aswell as they were sent to my sister and neice, so i've seen the emails. I've had this hotmail address for about 9 years and have never had any issues with it until I set it up in outlook.
So, what would be the cause, has someone actually logged in, or do I have some sort of infection. This is the thing thats bugging me as i've ran an Avira scan and malware bytes scan on both my laptop and desktop, both scans didn't reveal anything. For security aswell, i've changed the password on my hotmail account.
What could be the cause, are there any onther measures I can do/run to find the cause. I like to think i'm pretty computer savvy so any advanced things to try and find the cause would be no probs.
Thanks for reading, and hope you can help.