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My email is corrupted and sending out emails to everyone on contact list. Besides changing password is there anything else I should do?

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If its a mail server, call your network admin. If its Outlook, Thunderbird or something PC based, I'd scan for the malware with Superantispyware and/or Malwarebytes. Further, I'd check your account settings and yes, change your password on a regular basis.

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