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Emails sending automatically from Hotmail sounds suspiciously like a hack. Or maybe it is something on your computer.
Hey, Leo. I have new issue: every Tuesday, Hotmail sends out the same message to about six of my contacts automatically. How do I stop this? These contacts must think I'm an idiot.
In this excerpt from Answercast #11, I become suspicious about activity coming out of a Hotmail account and look at ways to protect your account.
No, they probably don't think you're an idiot. They probably think as I do that your email account has been probably been hacked.
What I would recommend you do immediately is change your password and change everything that could be used for a password recovery associated with your Hotmail account.
I actually have an article on that called "Is changing my password enough?"
The short answer there is "No."
The only other thing that comes to mind (since this is a Hotmail account, it's not as likely) is perhaps if you're accessing Hotmail via an email program, rather than the web; there's some form of malware on your PC or some kind of problem with the email program that you're using.
Fundamentally, this still feels like a hacked email account and that's the approach I would suggest you take.
If it continues after securing your account further, then I would start to look into other ways that your email account is being accessed: if you are indeed using a PC-based email program.
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