kam Posted April 14, 2006 Share Posted April 14, 2006 A few months ago I tried to send an email from my hotmail account from my laptop in a hotel and it came with a window about "help us stop spammers" and told me to enter the characters I saw in the picture. No problem, I did that but it kept kicking me back to a new picture. Then it wouldn't let me into the account at all. I had to go to someone else's computer and log in and type in the characters to unlock it. I'd use it a couple of times and then it would lock me out again. I moved hotels and didn't have the problem again until last week when I just closed the account and gave up. Just this last Monday, in a different Hotmail account it started doing the same thing. Fed up, I opened a Yahoo account and the first time I tried to send something out it came back from my friend's email provider that my IPaddress wad blacklisted on spamcop. The problem is, it's not my IP address. I'm on a secure shared network in this hotel so I'm assuming it's an IP address that it bounces off of after leaving our router. It was suggested that I had some kind of spyware or something on my computer so I downloaded a sweeper and cleaned everything out. And by the way, there wasn't really anything there. The reason I'm using these free services is because I'm moving and am in hotels for a few more weeks. I don't know if anyone else here is having this problem. Is it my computer or just an unlucky coincidence that it keeps happening to me? I don't want to get stuck with this once I move into my permanent home. What I know about this stuff can be written on the point of a needle. Can someone please help? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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