Emails sent in my name- but not hacked- help!


  • I have received several emails purporting to be from me (with my exact email address, but not with my name). When I hover my mouse over the signature name, it says my email address, so it's not just an imitation of the signature. They are obviously junk, and seem to contain dubious links, although I have not opened the email to know for sure. I know I did not send them. I regularly update my password, it is unique to my hotmail, it is a strong password and there have been no suspicious log-ins nor anything weird in my sent box or outbox. Is there anything I can do to remedy the situation? I have changed my password again, and have deleted all my contacts to minimise the risk of them being sent anything from my account which I did not authorise. Thank you in advance.


    Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:53 PM