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My hotmail keeps sending out emails that are garbage to all my contacts wether my PC is on or off. How can I stop this??

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You will need to change your password. Someone is accessing your account and sending spam. I highly recommend that you make the password more complex but easy for you to remember.

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This seems to be an issue with all of these free email programs it has nothing to do with the mail server someone is bulk mailing junk and got a hold of your email address and is using it for bulk mailings. Go in and create a new email account and password completely different from the old one and start fresh. I hope this assisted you this is what I do when it happens. I also stay away from free email programs and use the email that I receive from my IP, do not forget to vote for me thanks for using FixYa! John

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