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Strange Hotmail Issue......


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MsJava

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Hi,
Recently I sent myself an email with a photo attached and a few days later I get an email from someone I did not know. The email they sent was a forward of the photo I had sent myself days before and they were sending it to someone else I did not know. I have never had this happen before, so I did a scan but it was clean. How would something like this happen?

I have Dell, XP with SP3 and I use Hotmail.
Please help and let me know what is going on. Like I mentioned earlier...this is the first and only time it happened.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

Peace....
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phillipcorcoran

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Hotmail accounts have earned a bad reputation for being hacked into.
First thing I should do is change your Hotmail password -- use a long password that's a mixture of letters and numbers.
Go here: http://windowslivehe...3f-145b951dcb41

Consider getting a "paid for" email account with a different email provider.
The free ones are more likely to be less secure than one you have to pay for.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 27 January 2011 - 04:08 AM.

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Thank you for your reply. I think the problem was that I have had that password for awhile even though it was very long and a mixture of different symbols etc...
What is considered a better email option?
Again I appreciate your help and the info.
Peace
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