Due to my job, I had stored all my official and personal email address and contact numbers of all users with whom I have a working relationship on my Google contacts. I had also synched my Linkedin and Facebook accounts on my contacts in iPhone and these contacts were then synched with my Google contacts list so that I would have one place which held all my contacts.
The contacts list on my iphone contains the Google contacts which is wirelessly synched.
I just found out that a spammer had sent a message to all the contacts on Google contacts. This has caused a lot of embarassment and business issue as people have got the mail and my google inbox has been flooded with out of office and undeliverable messages.
Could you please advise how I best do a firefighting on this. I would not be able to delete my google account as this is the one primary account that I access for all my general purposes and the email ID has been given for a lot of logins and accounts.
How best to send a single mail to all the users apologising for the incident so that they dont mark me as a spammer and also how to ensure that this does not happen again.
Could I contact Google or Gmail Support to ask their help in ensuring that my contats are not open to SPAM attacks and if there is anything that I need to control or restrict at my end on any of the applications or devices that I use -
Office Computerwith leased secure Line
Personal PC with ADSL connection
synching the contacts