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Windows 7: All of my hotmail accounts are compromised

07 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

I read through the thread. Regardless I know for a fact some people on my contact list were receiving spam from one of my e-mail accounts because they showed me their inbox, and because Hotmail flagged- and still does- that account specifically.

I deleted all my contacts from that hotmail account in order to stop that. So maybe just one account was compromised and the false warnings for my other accounts are just a coincidence.

Thank you larry, now I can focus on one account.

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07 Apr 2011   #12
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

That is why it is so important, when forwarding e-mails, to delete all the previous addresses before sending.
Just highlight all of the addresses and hit the delete button before sending.
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07 Apr 2011   #13

windows7 64bit

Yes sounds about right, my sister had a similar problem to yours when people on her contact list were getting emails from "her" telling them to shop at this and that site. The only reason she found out about it was because one of the people who got the spam mail from "her" emailed her wondering why she had sent it when they hadn't spoken in years and the last time they had spoken they had had a massive argument lol

She did the same as you deleted her contact list and no longer keeps a list of any contacts. Anyway good luck with sorting that account.
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