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Old 12-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Just a few minutes ago, my hotmail account started sending this message to every contact. "Hundreds of lovely woman will be glad to get a letter from you.http://ceramiccoatingsfl.com/www.foxnews.reallynews.healthtoday3.php?alinkFrien d=0xlj5". I found out because some of the emails were not delivered. Is there anyway I can fix this?
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Just change your email password. Be sure it uses plenty of different characters (capitols, numbers, and symbols). Also double check the email settings for different forwards, send as addresses, etc.
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Thanks, will do just that. Just a question, what happened? Was it a virus on my PC or was my email manually hacked? I was always under the impression that I'd need to click a malicious link to get this sort of thing and I'm damn sure I never clicked on any of that since I can always tell the difference.
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Nope, you don't need to do anything for it to happen. Hotmail is one of the most common email providers to be hacked. It's just people who brute force hack an account.
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Thanks for the answer. I think it's time to go gmail
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