My wife's AOL account just got hacked and, of course, they used her AOL address book to send out spam to everyone she knows. Is there a way to keep AOL and for that matter Google e-mail accounts from storing addresses of sent e-mail and only rely on the mac's Contacts as a source of addresses. I have been to both and it seems that no matter what I do, they store the addresses. Thanks for the help -
Change the password to the account. This will stop them from using the account to send spam.
I don't have an AOL account to check but in Gmail, go to Settings > General
Select I'll add contacts myself.
TIP: Never use the same password for another account. That way if your email and password are stolen they can only hack that one account.
Thanks for the information. We have reset the password numerous times and have contacted AOL tech support on three occassions. The problem is that if a hacker uses her screenname and password to open a session, as long as they keep the session open changing the password doesn't do anything. So far that seems to be the case. Thanks again for the help.