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Bogus e-mails being sent through hotmail account


Joanna B

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Hi, My partner has a Hotmail account and, over the last few days, e-mails are being sent out to friends, family etc from his account which has links to other "things". My partner himself is not sending these e-mails and, no doubt, if anyone opened the link it would end up being nasty. The subject matter is always a name of someone my partner knows. One of these e-mail was even sent on Friday to a medical secretary from a hospital my partner has been in contact with only since Thursday and yet, whoever is doing this, has picked up her e-mail address and one was sent to her! Can anyone please advise as to (a) it started and, more importantly (b) how to stop it! Many thanks, Joanna B

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Jollyjohn

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Change the password on the account and it should stop the e-mails being sent.

Not sure where this has come from. am sorting similar issues an BT account currently.

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Joanna B

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Many thanks for quick response Jollyjohn. Will let my partner know and hopefully this will sort the problem. Hope you find an outcome to your investigations. Regards JoannaB

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Jock1e

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Joanna B

Also check the list of Contacts to make sure there is none in there that should not be.

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johnnyrocker

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what security software does your partner have?

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