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Email "bot" sending spam from my address


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#1 Frayed Knotss Phila.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:51 PM

Not even sure if this should be here.

This AM my web-based Yahoo mail sent a spam to everyone on my contact list. I constantly see others having this happen to them but I do a daily scan with MBAM,SuperAntiSpyware and Windows Essentials and so far the computer LOOKS clean.

I have no idea about the web-based (Yahoo!) mail client, but it wold need an impetus from my computer to go sending crud about, I should think.

Asking Yahoo! about this proved slightly less frustrating that trying to thread a needle while on a vibrating bed.

Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

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#2 Jimbob85

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

Changing your yahoo email password should help. You may want to change all of your other online passwords as well. Rule of thumb... the longer and more complicated the better. Check out these blogs from Norman. Blog 1 Blog 2

Hope this helps!




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