Does this sound like my Outlook account got hacked?

25 pts.
Tags:
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Outlook
I'm using the Office 365 trial, just got it recently. I've noticed three different occasions now where I will get a "Reminder" ding a bell and pop up in the middle of my email or whatever I'm doing...and yet, I DIDN'T SET THIS REMINDER! These are junk mail, like "Dear Friend," etc. and come from Europe or Asia from Yahoo accounts. They purport to be like reminders of meetings I've accepted, but first, I didn't even put these in here to begin with, let alone accept any of them! So I couldn't figure out how to stop it or how it was caused, and went on live chat with Microsoft Support with a nice lady who was trying to figure it out but had no luck. I had to leave finally after hanging out in the remote session for a while, and when I got back she said she had sore questions for me, but then had signed out herself. So my first question is, does anybody know what is doing this? I think some nasty backdoor thing has happened! And what should I do, call the Microsoft girl back again? Thanks.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows 7, Microsoft Office 365, Outlook configured with two email accounts of mine, one Gmail one Hotmail

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Discuss This Question: 2  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • Kevin Beaver
    I would definitely get on the phone with MIcrosoft to see how they may be able to help.
    16,945 pointsBadges:
    report
  • TomLiotta
    If Microsoft Support can't help with their e-mail running on their OS, it's unlikely anyone here can do much better. Contacting their Support again to continue is your best choice. -- Tom
    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following