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Q: hotmail contacts not available

When I click on Hotmail contacts, I get a message that they are unavailble just now. That's been for maybe two weeks. Anybody have any idea what is going on? Or maybe they have just picked out me to be the victim. grandpaw

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I want to move some contacts from my google account to my hotmail account, without having to manually enter them. Is there a way to accomplish that? Thanks.

A:Moving Google Contacts to Outlook/Hotmail Contacts

Download the contacts from Google online in CSV format to a folder then import into Outlook.

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I'm being spammed to death. So, I've registered a new Hotmail account. Now, I would like to transfer/copy all my contacts in the old account into the new account. Can someone please tell me how?

Arthur Bay
 

A:hotmail -- transferring/copying contacts to new hotmail account from old

Have you tried using the extensive filter and spam blocking on Hotmail?

If you are usiing OE also go to it and export your address as an .csv file then go to this url and import them to your new hotmail account.

http://lw14fd.law14.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/dasp/doaddressesimport.asp

I don't know if their is a provision to import them from your old Hotmail account.
 

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I've almost always used Win Live Mail (me @ msn.com), but was advised this week to switch to Hotmail after my e-mail was hijacked & bogus msgs went to a lot of my contacts (& a few that are not my contacts).

I'm not "comfortable" with Hotmail. WLM is just easier for me to work with, maybe because it seems more like old Outlook Express. Anyway, I'm having trouble navigating within Hotmail. Things seem to change in subtle ways (& sometimes, not so subtle) from session to session or within a session. I'm sure I've clicked the wrong place, but . . .

In Hotmail (Outlook) all my folders are listed on the left. Yesterday(?), my contacts (& I think some other stuff) were listed at the bottom of that list. Maybe I somehow collapsed the contact list & then saw contacts. Today I can't find contacts anywhere. Where are they?

A:I can't see my Hotmail Contacts

Hi jarhtmd, This may seem unimportant at present but, how many contacts do you have.

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Is there anyway I can add all my contacts from one hotmail account to another? I want to make a new Hotmail address that's all and exporting my contacts to a excel sheet wont work because I've added all my contacts on msn.
 

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Hi, today i saw that my hotmail account sent out a spam email to all my contacts. I went to the sent folder and saw that all the contacts i had saved got the email, nobody else got it. Also, my vacationing reply option was turned on even though i never touched it. I looked around the internet and it looks like my email has been hijacked. I have AVG anti-virus and it cleaned my computer of any problems last week, so whatever it is, AVG didn't recognize it.Here is my hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:59:22 PM, on 04/01/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBU... Read more

A:Hotmail contacts hijacking

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Hello

Wondering if anyone could give me some advice please? I received an email from someone who also has a hotmail account. I saved their details by simply clicking the 'save to contact' button. Since I did that, all their further emails between us now appeared under a nickname. Unfortunately this nickname wasn't particularly flattering and I'm in the embarrassing position of being accused of storing this person under this term I am absolutely positive that I have not done this and wonder whether this person (unknowingly) has a nickname attached to their account that would show when another hotmail account holder accepts them as a trusted contact? I have tried to ask this on Hotmail without success,

If anyone knows how nicknames on Hotmail work I would be very grateful for any advice,

Thank you

Helen

A:Nicknames for Hotmail contacts

Have you gone down the contact list and made certain it's entered entirely correct there?
I get hotmail to hotmail mails all the time, and everyone shows up normally.
I'm wondering if you didn't do something weird when you added them.

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Hotmail users, could you help me out here? Once upon a time, I had a short list of "favourites" on the compose message page, and then Hotmail changed that and put my entire list of contacts in a drop-down menu (by email address, not by name -- awkward, but I managed). Now that's gone as well.

I spent a good half hour last night, trying to build a favourites list ... read through all the help topics, and found nothing to tell me how to do it. I open up the "Favourites" and it tells me there's nothing in there; I try to "edit favourites", but I can't type in addresses, and there's nothing in the contact list that I can *add* to the favourites list. I opened up a contact at random, and there is all the info: the name, quickname and email address ... and a little box -- already ticked -- that says "mark this contact as a favourite" ... but my favourites list is still empty.

Am I doing something wrong? Does anyone else have this problem? Clues how to fix it?
 

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Hi.

This might be the most stupid question ever, but is there any way to export my Hotmail contacts, so I can use them in my Outlook Express?

Thank you in advance.

Elton
 

A:Can't import Hotmail contacts to OE

Open Outlook Express
Make sure that you have added hotmail to your mail account

Now Click View | Layout
In the Basic section, check Contacts

Then click Tools | Synchronise all
 

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DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bweaver at 22:00:32.59 on Sat 02/12/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8116.5369 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\s... Read more

A:my hotmail is spamming my contacts

Hello bweaver8,

Have you tried changing your password? Do you still require assistance?

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hi,

My hotmail account has soooooo much junk mail its unbearable. I am over the limit of 250 blocked people and i am still getting 40 emails of junk a day. I would like to change my email but my contacts list is 145 people and it would take to long to write each email into the add contacts list.
What i would like to know is how do I copy all my contacts from one account to another.

any help would be appreciated
thanks
sam
 

A:msn hotmail contacts list

Could you open a new account then have the two accounts open simoultaneously and copy and paste the address folder from one to another.
 

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I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. Without any action taken on my part, emails were sent to everyone in my hotmail contact list. The emails that were generated said:

Hello,
Just finish my christmas shopping.
Here is a great suggestion for you www.bggstore.com.
Please take just a couple minutes to visit this shopping mall
covering all of the 2010 fashion styles!
Best regards

Do I have a virus? A friend suggested I had been infected with malware. I ran a full system scan with Spyware doctor and nothing at all was detected.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you!

A:Emails were sent to all my hotmail contacts

Go to TrendMicro (http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/) and install HiJackThis. Run a scan and post the log here and people should be able to help.I'm having the exact same problem, I'll let you know if I find anything out. =)

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The following email is a sample. The http was changed to hXXp. Each group of contacts was sent a different link. The computer was off when it happened.

From: <snip>@msn.com
To: <snip>@starpower.net
Subject:
Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 16:52:03 -0400

hXXp://www.is-sur-tille.com/docs/home.php

The DDS text file follows:


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Angelo at 9:14:20.14 on Sun 05/09/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1136 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
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A:Hotmail contacts are getting spammed

Kaspersky found
not-a-virus: web toolbar.win32.Mywebsearch.ax
Any tips on removing it?

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Dear friends:

How do I export Hotmail contacts, please? I've looked in vain for an Export option in Hotmail. What am I missing?

Or would it be possible to transfer the Hotmail contacts to Outlook?

Thank you so much.

Benjamin
 

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My wife wants me to delete a contact. That contact appears when she types the letter "B" and Bill appears. He used to be on contacts but was deleted long ago.
The problem is that when I went to Contacts to delete him, guess what?, he is not on the B list.
What gives with Hotmail? How can I delete a listing that doesn't appear?.
 

A:Solved: contacts in Hotmail

Are you using a hotmail client like Windows Live Mail for instance? Or is this direct browser-hotmail account access?
If its a client, check with the address list in the online account, I've had old contacts come back when syncing a client and that's because they are stored online with the hotmail account.
 

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For the second time in 20 days my Contacts list has been used to send Spam from my computer using Windows Live Hotmail.
I DO have both Windows and UBCD4WIN boot CD's.

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DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Account1 at 22:07:56.17 on Tue 04/27/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1535.913 [GMT -4:00]

FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.23\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:HOTMAIL Contacts Spammed

Hi,

Do you use your Windows Live email account via web browser only? If yes, then all you should do is to change the account password to new, strong one. Update also your vulnerable software - run Secunia vulnerability check here and fix its findings.

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Recently my Hotmail account sent out spam to all the contacts on my list (something about an ipod deal), but I checked my sent folder and nothing was shown to leave my account, so I'm wondering if it was a virus. If so, does anyone know how I can get rid of it?

I've changed my Hotmail password just to be safe. I also run full Norton Anti-Virus scans everyday, but nothing has been found except tracking cookies! I have no idea what's going on with my computer...please help!

Thank you!
 

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I think have a virus. Hotmail is attaching my contact list and sending "viagra" websites to my friends. If this keeps up I won't have any friends. Can you help me?
Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:14:00 PM, on 7/2/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\iWin Games\iWinTrusted.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Streamload\MediaMax XL\StreamloadService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

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Help, my hotmail account keeps sending ads to all my contacts regarding a work at home scam.

A:Hotmail keep sending emails to my contacts

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01)
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 1/14/2010 4:51:36 PM
System Uptime: 3/25/2011 3:46:18 PM (4 hours ago)
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Motherboard: TOSHIBA | | Portable PC
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz | uFC-PGA Socket | 1861/133mhz
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 93 GiB total, 64 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
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Class GUID: {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Description: 1394 Net Adapter
Device ID: V1394\NIC1394\8352943900
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Name: 1394 Net Adapter
PNP Device ID: V1394\NIC1394\8352943900
Service: NIC1394
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RP283: 12/26/2010 1:49:29 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP284: 12/27/2010 12:58:39 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP285: 12/29/2010 12:46:56 AM - System Checkpoint
RP286: 12/29/2010 12:51:25 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP287: 12/30/2010 12:55:11 AM - System Checkpoint
RP288: 12/30/2010 2:08:32 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP289: 12/31/2010 10:45:33 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP290: 1/1/2011 11:43:10 AM - System Checkpoint
RP291: 1/2/2011 12:50:52 AM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP292: 1/3/2011 1:43:14 AM - System Checkpoint
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Greetings,

This is my first post, so if I'm not doing something right, please let me know.

Here's the problem: All of my contacts are missing from my Hotmail account. I read some other posts pertaining to this problem, but still can't figure out how to resolve my issue. I have not reinstalled software, or had any computer related problems since last using my contacts list.

Thanks,
Baffledbycomputers

A:Contacts Vanished From My Hotmail Account

You may want to contact hotmail support on this one. When logged into hotmail click on the support link and then send them a message through the support form

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hello folks

Problem :
My hotmail recently started sending spam and junk mails to all my contacts. I noticed this because my sent folder was full of this spam messages. It has been doing this for past 2 days.

Steps I have taken to try and solve this
I tried changing my Hotmail password, alternative email and secret question ... without any results

Warning my Google Chrome gave me this morning

This is probably not the site you are looking for!
You attempted to reach by151w.bay151.mail.live.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as a248.e.akamai.net. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of by151w.bay151.mail.live.com.
You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.
After seeing that warning i suspected that my DNS had been changed by some virus and my sites were being redirected to some shady server. However the result of my ipconfig/all showed that I still have the right DNS on my NIC.

Also some of these spam emails are sent when my PC is turned off sometimes.

Your Help in solving this will be HIGHLY appreciated
I am attaching my HijackThis log to this post also the TSG Sysinfo :

HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:58:20 AM, on 28/04/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5992 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1924 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 905 GB (796 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

When I want to send an email, I type the first letter of the To name and I get a drop down menu. Some of the names listed are not in my Contact list and cannot be deleted by clicking X within the drop down menu.. How should I delete them?
 

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Anyone know how to do this?

I have tons of contacts online (in Hotmail) and I would like to be able to acces them when i am at home using Outlook xp.

Can anyone help

Thanks
 

A:Import Hotmail contacts into Outlook

This may or may not work,
1. First have the HotMail acct installed in your OE application. To do this follow instrucitons at this link
2. Than open up Address Book> TOOLS> Press Synchronize Now.
3. This will move contacts from the Address Book's Main Contact folder
(not any contacts in sub-folders that you have created) to the HotMail
Address Book, and visa versa. You will need to check both address books
for duplicate entries, and delete as necessary.

Hope it helps

 

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This problem has occurred several times and has caused me great embarrassment. I click a name from my contacts list, which appears in the "send to" field. The name I select is the only name displayed in that field, and no names are displayed in the CC or BCC fields. I write my email and send it, but when I recieve the hotmail confirmation, it says my email has been sent to my intended receipient, as well as some other random person in the address book (not anyone near the intended person in alphebetical order). One particularly graphic email I sent to my boyfriend was somehow also sent by hotmail to my MOTHER, much to everyone's horror. Why?! Has this happened to anyone else? Can I prevent this in the future??

A:Hotmail sending to random contacts!

Hello sjackson24, and Welcome to TSF!

This problem sounds very suspicious to me, in that I think that you might have a malware/spyware issue.

I suggest that you go to this link.....

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

...read it all and follow the steps...the guys and girls in the HJT forum are excellent and will assist you.

Good Luck!

Kind Regards,
Dave T.

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I do not generally use my hotmail account these days. I was thinking of changing that, and installed the new outlook connector, so that I could pull my hotmail emails into outlook, and sort them out with rules, etc.. Tame the inbox if you will..

Anyways, then I start to get emails from my friends saying why did you send me this crap.. Here is the body of the email if it helps..

Heya,how are you doing recently ? I would like to introduce you a very good company which i knew.Their website is www.trade-beauty.com .They can offer you all kinds of electronical products which you need like laptops ,gps ,TV LCD,cell phones,ps3,MP3/4,motorcycles etc........Please take some time to have a check ,there must be somethings you 'd like to purchase .
Their contact email: [email protected] .
Hope you have a good mood in shopping from their company !
Regards

There are of course some handy links in there, that I did not bother taking... Anyways.. I think outlook is compromised. I doubt it is my hotmail account itself, but maybe. Having never found myself in this situation, thought I would ask here for the best way to handle it..

Thanks for your assistance!!
 

A:Hotmail hijacked. Sent emails to all my contacts..?? Help..

E-mail spoofing

A feature of the protocol that email is based upon is that the email message itself has a number of spaces (data fields) for information like the "intended recipient", "sender's email address" and the "return email address", "CC", "BCC", etc etc. within the email datagram (think of email like a picture postcard with spaces for the sender name and address as well as name and address of the person it is being sent to).

What someone has done (or rather set up a piece of software to do) is send a spam email to so many million email addresses with the sender's FROM email address set to be the same as the "intended recipient's" TO email address. This is done for two main reasons, partly to try to get past email spam filters that filter on known spammer's FROM addresses (or email domains) and partly to hook your interest in getting an email from yourself - which it achieved.

So the spammer is not sending spam email from your email account (that is - they are not hacking into your account and typing messages), but simply using your email address to send spam email to you. Just as if you had got a picture postcard through the post addressed to you with the offer of cheap Viagra but was signed with your name.
 

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i am using Wndows 7 and Office 2007. I am trying to inport 124 contacts(email addr only) into my windows live account.

Have tried methods from Google but nothing is working.

Help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Importing contacts into hotmail from excel

Hi Boomer123454

Try creating at least one Contact in Hotmail, then Export the Hotmail Contact list to your Desktop as a .csv file.
Contacts > Options > Export Contacts

Open the .csv file, then you can see the template Hotmail uses and either paste the information from your Excel sheet to the .csv file or change the order and Headers of your Excel file to match the Hotmail .csv file.​
Import the .csv file into Hotmail:
Contacts > Options > Import Contacts
Select the Microsoft Outlook icon.

In Step 2, it should default to the Microsoft Outlook (using csv) option. If not, select that option.
For Step 3, click the Browse button and browse to, and select, the .csv file you created, or added to, on your Desktop.
Click the Import Contacts button that appears in the Hotmail window.
​The Import should begin.
Hotmail will tell you if it is successful or not.
Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

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This was marked solved but the answer to go to IE Tool-Internet Options-etc. did not work

PROBLEM: deleting phanton contacts from Hotmail contacts. My wife types "B" to send an email and "Bill" appears on the TO line. Except Bill does not exist in Hotmail contacts. How can I get rid of this guy?
 

A:problem deleting Hotmail contacts

Please confirm how you access your Hotmail account -- on the web or via POP3 in an email client?
 

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i have a hotmail account and thats where all my contacts are and i recently got outlook express and i just wanted to know how to export my hotmail contacts and import them into outlook express. please help
 

A:how to put hotmail contacts into outlook express

I have been all over that site and it looks like the only movement for contacts is INTO Hotmail but not out of Hotmail.

It looks like you have to do it manually, unless someone has a third party program that would do that for you.
 

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Hi

In the old hotmail classic version, you use to be able to mark a contact as a "favorite", so the contacts you use the most only show up.

Now with hotmail live ALL your contacts show up. You are unable to mark a contact as a favorite.

Has anyone found a workable solution to this stupid problem?
 

A:Hotmail live problem with contacts.

And as a rider, is it possible to add to/delete from Favorite contacts any more? I'm stuck with and out-of-date list adn can't edit it OR get help from the help site?

Thanks
 

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I have windows 7 64 and in my hotmail there are email accounts that I can't delete. They must be spam placed there from a website I visited. When I click on CC, they show up in the list, but when I go to manage my contacts, they are not there.

How do I get rid of them?

A:How Do I Delete Hotmail Hidden Contacts

Welcome to Seven forums sixhandicap

Sorry but I'm confused whether you're talking about "Windows live mail" or hotmail as in hotmail.com?

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Hello, I installed Skype today and merged my existing msn contacts with it successfully. However,the trouble is: How do I add additional new hotmail.com contacts to my list? The software allows me to easily add skype users, but not msn-only contacts. Is there a solution?
 

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Hi,
I'm going just a wee bit crazy trying to get my contacts/address book off hotmail and on to my computer... any suggestions would be wonderful thanks heaps kurukulie

A:Extracting Contacts List From Hotmail

How to Export Contacts and Email Addresses from a Free Hotmail Account

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Hi,
Recently my hotmail account keeps getting blocked for sending spam.
I checked my "Sent" box and there are about 20 different emails being sent from my email.
However I have never sent these messages to anyone.
I checked the message source and it says:
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="_1a613422-2e77-467a-a31b-aed5fe9d8b46_"
X-Originating-IP: [60.56.82.85]

My IP isn't anything close to the IP that sent the emails.
I have ran malware bytes, Ccleaner, Registery cleaners and Kaspersky internet security.
No malware detected, I have ran HiJackThis,
The Log File says this:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:54:43, on 12/05/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Video Web Camera\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoWebCamera\VideoWebCamera.exe
C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
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A:Spam Emails to hotmail contacts?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===HijackThis is not able to provide accurate information for 64 bit systems.In your case we need to see a DDS Log.I would remove HijackThis using the Add/Remove Programs list.Please download and run this DDS Scanning Tool. Nothing will be deleted. It will just give me some additional information about your system.Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txtSave both reports to your desktop.Please just paste the contents of the DDS.txt log in your next post.===Third party programs if not up to date can be an open door for an infectionPlease run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.===Recently my hotmail account keeps getting blocked for sending spam.I checked my "Sent" box and there are about 20 different emails being sent from my email.If this persists all you can do is get a new e-Mail address.Inform your contacts and ask them to confirm.When they have ... Read more

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Hi. I'm at something of a wit's end. I've had a situation for a bout a week where my Hotmail account has sent multiple emails to various members of my contacts list without my permission. I have changed my password on multiple occasions and am fairly confident that the problem is not one of my account being compromised in the traditional fashion.

I have run multiple Spyware/Malware removal tools to no avail and have Microsoft Security Essentials installed with definitions up-to-date.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.
Dean

A:Hotmail sending emails to contacts

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I'd like to move My Hotmail Address's to My Outlook 6..I cant seem to find a way to do this..I can move outlook to hotmail but not the otherway around..any ideas? Thanks for the help.
JC
 

A:Moving Contacts from Hotmail to Outlook?

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_transfer_hotmail_contacts_to_another_account.html

http://email.about.com/od/hotmailtips/qt/et072804.htm

http://www.trumba.com/help/exporttips.html#Hotmail
 

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I use to be able to just have the contacts I email frequently listed when I brought up my new email window in Hotmail. Now, since they have "improved" it to Hotmail Live (?); when I bring up a new email window, all contacts are listed no matter how remote they may be to me. I can't find a way to only have the heavy email pals listed when I bring up for a new message. What am I missing (besides my mind).
 

A:Live Hotmail & sorting contacts

I think there is no such feature.

If you type the first letter of an address all those addresses that start with that letter pop up and you can select one. So a possible workaround would be to prefix your heavy email pals with an unusual letter (q, x, z) and then those would be available when you type that letter. Not nearly as convenient as the old frequent contacts list, but maybe better than nothing.
 

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I have a problem and have asked microsoft for solution of which none have worked i can not add or delete contacts in messenger or hotmail can some one help?

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Guys i need help regarding this..
Really frustrated about it..

Can someone help me on this?

It will be appreciated

Thanks

A:My Hotmail Account is FREEZED , Help needed please (More than 400 contacts in it)

What exactly do you mean, your account is freezed. Could you give some more details about exactly what the problem is?

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Hi there,

Ried from here recently resolved a case of WindowsRestore virus on my PC. You can see the thread here:

Windows Restore Virus- Any Advice Thanks?

However last night my hotmail account was hacked and a virus email was sent to all my contacts (without my knowing ofcourse). I have since changed my password.

Is this coincidence or are having the windows restore virus and having my account hacked connected? Ried did a great job cleaning my machine but could there have been something left over? Involving a keylogger maybe?

Thanks.

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For the last two days, all of my hotmail contacts have been receiving spam from my hotmail account. I have changed my password and used ad-aware, malwarebytes, and avg to search for malware but have come up with nothing.

Thank you in advance for looking at my log and giving any advice you might have.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Zach at 9:48:42.17 on Tue 05/17/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4095.1839 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Hotmail is sending spam to everyone on my contacts list

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far. Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Thanks and again sorry for the delay. We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr DDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that... Read more

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Hello, TechSupport Forum

I hope you can resolve my issue where my hotmail is sending my contacts links to follow into spam. I can confirm this because i have added myself to my contacts list and i have recived one from myself. On top of that, my contacts responded back telling me that they are recieving it. I have re-installed windows (not in hopes of repairing the problem, due to actual OS mis-functions)

EDIT: I also do have access to a recovery disk/re installer

Here is my DDS log:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Luka at 21:28:40.34 on Wed 02/23/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2942.1452 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Hotmail Sending Spam Links to Contacts

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Hi Everyone,

Here's my mini dilemma: Am attempting to delete unused email addresses from my hotmail (free) account. When I attempt to delete a contact (by check marking their address and then hitting delete) I am asked: "am I sure I want to delete this contact". When I answer yes I get an error message at the top of the screen with a yellow box. The error message asks the same question and answering yes again doesn't get me anywhere. - i just get the same error again.

Any ideas? - I have already attempted to do this on a different computer so i know my system isn't the problem.

Thanks for your help.

Andy
 

A:Hotmail: Deleting Contacts from Address Book

Anyone?
 

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Thank you in advance.I noticed about 2 weeks ago that sometimes clicking on a Google search result took me to the wrong page, usually trying to sell something. Tonight I saw 11 emails from [email protected] stating: This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. [email protected] those mailboxes were unavailable. There are another 13 in my Sent folder that I guess got delivered.This is all within a Hotmail account I've had since 1993. I was able to access it and have changed my password to a very strong one.All my emails from that Hotmail account are transferred to my Gmail account (via Pop3), and I check and send all my emails from Thunderbird.I have followed the steps in the preparation guide. I backed up my data, XP firewall is enabled, I ran Defogger, and I've run DDS and GMER.Oh, the Dameware software was installed by me, to connect to other PC's on my home network.Here is DDS.TXT:DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 21:27:20.92 on Tue 10/12/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1015.519 [GMT -4:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.ex... Read more

A:Redirects From Google and eMails Sent to all Hotmail Contacts

Hello Bret60 ,If you still need help I need for you to verify that your Operating System is legal. Your logs say otherwise. Thanks,tea

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Hi,

I have been trying to import my Outlook 2007 contacts to my Hotmail account.

I have exported a copy of my contacts from MS Outlook 2007 to a .csv file. But when in Hotmail I am unable to import the .csv file to my Hotmail contacts list.

I have followed the online steps for doing this and still nothing.

Is Outlook 2007 compatible with Windows Live Hotmail?

And does anyone have any ideas on how to overcome this problem?

Thanks,

watty.
 

A:Import contacts from Outlook to Live Hotmail

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Hi,

I logged on to my work email this morning to discover I'd been sent an email from my girlfriends hotmail account. The email had been sent to me and everyone else in her hotmail contacts and all it contained was a brief statement that requested people to visit a website (which was blank). The thing is, the email was sent when I know for a fact my girlfriend wasn't logged onto hotmail and she certainly never sent it or knows anything about it. Does anyone know why this has happened? Or has anyone else come accross this? She only ever accesses her hotmail account at home and no-one else could have used that computer.

Many thanks for any advice!
 

A:Hotmail sending hoax emails to all contacts - Can anyone help?

What is most likely to have happened is that her email address has been "harvested" from an infected computer on which the address was stored (from an incoming email). Or from any public forum or webpage where it may have been posted.

The harvested email has been used by a spammer or virus writer as a "spoofed" :From address, which only looks as if it came from her.

If the email website link was blank, it may have been an error by the perpetrator or the website may have actually contained some nasty script that you have protection against the vulnerability that it was trying to exploit.

There are a large number of permutation on the theme.
 

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A few people have told me that they received a spam message sent through my hotmail account....after investigating a bit Ive discovered that I must have some kind of malware sending out this spam from my hotmail.....Ive already changed the hotmail password.....here's a copy of my HJT log.....does anyone see anything that could be causing this? Thanks in advance for your generous help....Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:04:54 PM, on 2/16/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Vongo\VongoService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS ... Read more

A:Malware sending spam to hotmail contacts

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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