Hotmail Account Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mac Curious, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Mac Curious macrumors member

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    A few weeks ago there were emails being sent from my hotmail account which were solicitations to buy products; I had not sent these emails. A CNet search identified the problem; the solicitation message made its way into my personal signature. I don't use a personal signature and had never turned it on. I deleted the message and turned off the use of a personal signature. Everything was fine for about two weeks; now the message is going out again, but there is nothing in my personal signature.

    Anyone know how I can resolve this issue? Thanks.

    Ed
     
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    Are the messages in your outgoing mailbox? If not, it could be that some one is just spoofing your address.
     
  3. pol0001 macrumors 6502

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    Choose a complex password:

    - at least 7 characters
    - letters, numbers AND symbols
     
  4. Mac Curious thread starter macrumors member

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    gjw4u:
    My inbox is filled with notifications of delivery failure, although the emails are getting to recipients, since they reply to me.
     
  5. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    Mac Curious, did you check if there are any of those strange mails in your outbox?

    If there aren't any, then I believe that some one is spoofing your account. By spoofing I mean the following:
    "By changing certain properties of the e-mail, such as the From, Return-Path and Reply-To fields (which can be found in the message header), ill-intentioned users can make the e-mail appear to be from someone other than the actual sender."

    From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spoofing

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Mac Curious thread starter macrumors member

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    The emails are not in my outbox. Is there anything I can do to put a stop to this? Thanks.
     

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