We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Ad Mail sent to all my contacts


The Brown Rock

Likes # 0

I discovered that an Ad. mail had been sent without my knowlwdge from my computer to all of my "Hotmail" contacts which I had built up over twelve years of computing. I discovered this when I found a substantial number in my 'inbox' as delivery failures. I do not have wi-fi or wireless and there is no other with access to my computer. The question is: How was this possible as it is most embarrassing to say the least of it. All of the mails are links to a website or websites that promote "earning money from home." I have my suspicion on a discussion forum that I registered for just prior to these mails going out?and could it be possible that I linked up my 'contacts' without being aware of it? And what do I do now?

Like this post
wiz-king

Likes # 0

Look in your 'sent mail' box to see if it has come from your computer. If they are there your computer has been hacked in some way.

Change your hotmail password to be on the safe side.

Yes it is quite easy for a website to collect your address book if you are not looking at what you are ticking or un-ticking.

Like this post
The Brown Rock

Likes # 0

Yes, wiz-king, I have already established by my "sent mail" that the 'mails' came from my computer and it is most annoying to find that some are still waiting to be delivered. I know you will say it is stupid of me but I do not have a "password" login to my acount but this is a lesson learnt. As of now I see no further activity from this source; I would like to know though how it came about,and how did I slip-up on this occasion?

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Nokia Lumia 930 review: The flagship Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Live Blog: Apple financial results, record June quarter, 35.2m iPhones sold, $37.4b revenue

IDG UK Sites

Welcome to the upgrade cycle - you'll never leave

IDG UK Sites

Why smartphone screens are getting bigger