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#1 philly94

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:47 AM

People on my hotmail contact list are telling me that they're getting junk email about the weather and buying a yamaha motorcycle from my account. when i logged in to see what was going on, all of my contacts have been deleted, emails that would normally go to my inbox are in my junk folder and i am missing quite a few sent emails from the past 3-4 months.

my password is secure, a combo of uppercase and lower case letters, numbers and symbols, and i havn't gotten anything saying i requested a password change.

any idea whats up?

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#2 toop4

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:21 PM

Have you clicked any suspicious links that you've received from your email?
That would be email spoofing, as of I know... there's nothing you can really do about that.

You can certainly run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, see if you have any malware, and remove it, then try changing your password. Here's a link on how to use MBAM.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:16 PM

People on my hotmail contact list are telling me that they're getting junk email about the weather and buying a yamaha motorcycle from my account. when i logged in to see what was going on, all of my contacts have been deleted, emails that would normally go to my inbox are in my junk folder and i am missing quite a few sent emails from the past 3-4 months.

my password is secure, a combo of uppercase and lower case letters, numbers and symbols, and i havn't gotten anything saying i requested a password change.

any idea whats up?


First thing, change your password to a new and complicated password. Use a different computer to do this.

Next thing I would check would be whatever e-mail client you use. Do as suggested above, check for malware to ensure your computer is clean. You don't want to save passwords in your e-mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) if you have a malware infection.

Edited by JonM33, 17 August 2010 - 10:16 PM.





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