|01-02-2013, 02:59 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
got an email bug through hotmail...... should I restore my phone + music restore ques
A few days ago, I received a crappy spam on my hotmail, which sent crappy spam to everyone that I know.
I took the following actions:
1. deleted every email in my inbox and spam and deleted from the delete folder.
2. I ran macscan on my computer.
3. I changed my email password, and if there was a password for anything else in the drafts I changed those passwords too.
Should I delete and restore my iphone? (as a precaution a few minutes ago I backed up , synced and trafered purchases in iTunes).
If I restore, will it restore the music on my iphone AS I HAD IT. Meaning that I manually manage music, out of all the music that I have in my computer itunes folder, ONLY SOME are on my iphone. Will it restore everything music file I have or just what I want the way that I want it and have it on my iphone? If not, is there a way to restore music in the the same order and discretion that i have it on my iphone?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by student13; 01-02-2013 at 03:02 AM.
|01-02-2013, 08:32 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Apr 2003
I think it would be helpful to have full info on both the Phone OS and the Mac OS, and all the email providers you have, and all the email clients your using, etc. The Mac and iPhone seem to be conflated in the post.
A full backup and restore of the phone which can be achieved by Control clicking in the Phone in iTunes for the back up portion. You also did not mention whether your using Cloud. What gets synced normally would continue based on your settings.
Others might have more info on the most common vectors for spam to address book mail spam mail outs.
Last edited by anthlover; 01-02-2013 at 08:35 AM.
|01-02-2013, 12:29 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2002
Did MacScan detect a virus or other malware?
There is (as far as I know) no way that simply receiving an email message on your Mac can infect your Mac. And there is no way that simply receiving an email message can send out spam email messages.
So I suspect that either you have left out some of the most important details of what happened, or you misinterpreted what you saw.
Or was this all on your iPhone? Ditto for the iPhone, unless of course you have jail-broken it and installed some malware inadvertently.
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