Your email has been hacked, closed and is still sending spam to your contacts.–PC Pitstop.
Closed Account Still Sending Spam
By Leo Notenboom
I closed an e-mail account that had been hacked and was sending my contacts spam. Even after closing the account, though, the spam to my contacts continues. Why?
Either because it’s not really closed, or it doesn’t matter that it’s closed.
Closing an email account is many people’s first reaction to getting hacked and seeing spam from the account. It rarely helps, if even possible. I’ll explain.
People frequently write to me asking how to close an email account that has been hacked into. Quite often they’re particularly desperate and insistent that the account must be closed, and immediately.
This question illustrates why my recommendation is: don’t waste your time.
Closing the account, in all likelihood, won’t help: the damage has already been done.
This excerpt appears with permission from Leo Notenboom.