You have people receiving odd emails from you and assume you’ve been hacked. What has happened?
This is unlikely and one of the situations below is more likely. If you have other symptoms or are worried then I am happy to check your system, please get in touch.
Phished or email hacked?
Email hacking is not as easy as one might think, more likely you’ve been ‘phished’ – tricked into logging in to a fake site and your details have been compromised. Change your password and all should be well.
Depending on your email setup, it may not be difficult for a spammer to send out email as if it is from you. This usually happens when a group email including yours has fallen into the wrong hands – and this may be nothing to do with you directly at all.
This can be hard to tell from Phished per above. Change your password anyway.
Best practice is to use different passwords for different sites – at the very least have a unique one for your email.
If somebody has acquired your email address and password then they may try to log into other sites of which you have membership.
So, if you use other websites with the same email address and password as your email one then log in soonest and change the passwords on those sites.