how to stop rogue emails being sent from my account

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
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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