how to stop rogue emails being sent from my account

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  1. Latest Questions

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    How do I stop someone else from sending email from my Hotmail account?
     


  2. popowich

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    Hello,

    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 @hotmail.com that doesn't come from the Hotmail servers as suspicious / spam.

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    hotmail.com. 291 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:spf-a.outlook.com include:spf-b.outlook.com ip4:157.55.9.128/25 include:spf.protection.outlook.com include:spf-a.hotmail.com include:_spf-ssg-b.microsoft.com include:_spf-ssg-c.microsoft.com ~all"
     

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