how to stop rogue emails being sent from my account

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  1. Latest Questions

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    Dec 1, 2013
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    How do I stop someone else from sending email from my Hotmail account?

  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    There are two possibilities. One is that your account was compromised, and the other is that someone else is using your address as the From: on your address but they don't actually have access to your account.

    To prevent the first possibility I recommend turning on two step authentication - How to turn on 2 step authentication (login verification) in Hotmail

    There isn't anything you can do about the second option. Hopefully these days most email services are treating email from that doesn't come from the Hotmail servers as suspicious / spam.

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