I closed down my computer whilst on a holiday in Spain recently. My daughter sent me a text message by phone, to say that I was sending spam e-mails to everybody. How can this happen if my computer is not even plugged in to the socket on the wall?
Since I returned other people have also told me they are getting mails from me which I haven't sent.
How do I stop/cure whatever is happening? Virgin Cable Media is not being very helpful. I am supposed to have their top security system in place.
They must be being sent from (one of) your webmail accounts. First thing to do is login to your webmail server and look at your accounts. Change the password but first make sure that you have registered for it to be sent to an alternative email address and that it won't be sent or forwarded to whoever has broken into your email account.
Of course the other alternative explanation is that someone else has an infected pc or webmail and they have the same contacts in their address book and your email addy is being used as a spoof sender.