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Hotmail account sending out spam to my contacts list


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#1 Hunney

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:56 AM

I have seen a few posts on this but they have all been closed due to lack of feedback. This has happened to me about 3 times now, I get a whole lot of Delivery Failure reports in my Hotmail inbox that tell me the following email couldn't be sent. It appears to have tried to send this message to everyone in my contacts list, and in some cases successfully. It's very embarrassing.


Hey friend,
How are you these days?
I got a nice webiste ,that guys sell lots of laptops |cell phones| PS3 | cameras and so on,which are brand new and original,But the price is so cheap and quality is nice.The international shipping is door to door ,more accurate ,more security!
Go and check it : www.eleRUSH.com
MSN: elerush@hotmail.com
E-mail: service@elerush.com



I have changed my email account password as this seems to be the only advice that Windows live can offer, other than the usual "how to keep yourself safe" stuff.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can stop this from happening again?

Thanks

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:55 PM

Unless you are absolutely certain that the E-mail is actually coming from your computer, it would be more likely that someone else's computer is infected and the malware found your E-mail address there. And too, spammers often mask their stuff as if it came from an E-mail daemon, since most ISPS do not filter that address.
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#3 Hunney

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:14 PM

It's definitely not coming from my own computer.




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