I'm not sure if this is the best place to post for this, so if I should be posting in a different place, please point me in the right direction... The problem that has been encountered is as follows. It appears is attempting to access/login to the email at my job. There is a threshold that when reached will shut down the emails after a certain number of failed login attempts. Since this threshold is quickly reached, the emails are consistently becoming inaccessable. I would like to correct or find whatever is causing the problem. Scans have failed to reveal any harmful software, and the admin mentioned that the access was occurring from our IP address so I assume that is indicative of something malicious on one or several machines in office. The email that attempts the login is usually some non-existing email.
How can I go about hunting down the cause for this? Is there anyone that has had a familiar issue and was able to solve it? Again, if there is a different site/forum I should be making this post in, please point me in the right direction. Thanks.
WIN 7 SP1
MS Office 2013
I believe the scan software is Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent