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wat in the world is going on with these linkless spam-like tweets?

Weird account #1 Weird account #2 Weird account #3 [more inside]
posted by univac on Aug 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Overall, Ohio is home to 21,250 manufacturing operations.

Can you explain this odd spam email? It seems to consist of quotes from random Wikipedia articles. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Aug 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Is there any way to stop spam texts?

I've recently gotten three spam texts, one per day, via iMessage. Is there any way to block them? [more inside]
posted by trevor_case on Aug 17, 2014 - 7 answers

gmail tabbed inbox on ios or os x apps?

Are there any iOS apps or desktop Mac OS apps that play nice with gmail's tabbed inbox? I realize some do priority inbox, but that's not what I want. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Aug 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Spam from my account

So, friends are receiving emails that appear to be from me. They are not from me. As far as I can tell, my accounts or machine have not been compromised. What now? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Aug 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Help tracking down originating IP of a Gmail address.

Recently, a friend's mother received a few emails from someone with a Gmail address. The emails were sent to my friend's mother as well at least a hundred of her professional colleagues. The problem is that the emails included a (faked) pornographic image that is supposed to be of my friend's mom. What steps should my friend's mother take to do something about this? [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Jun 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Spam. A lot.

Pretty straightforward...what's the best spam filter for Mac's Mail program? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jun 15, 2014 - 14 answers

Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

I'm getting a lot (like thousands) of Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender mails, how can I a) determine whether the spam mails actually came from my server and b) deal with all these return mails without having to sit here deleting them every few minutes. [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on May 29, 2014 - 14 answers

"Your server IP address is in the SpamCop database, bye"

Email filter: I've had trouble for the last couple days with bouncing emails. It's just been to a couple email addresses (that I really need to send things to - NOT SPAM) and I don't understand why. I've googled, seems like sometimes IP addresses just end up on blocklists, however - I use gmail, so what gives? What? Why? How do I fix it? How long will it last? [more inside]
posted by mooza on Apr 8, 2014 - 4 answers

LinkedIn spam?

What's your feeling on unsolicited recruiter spam on LinkedIn? Because now I want to spam you. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Mar 18, 2014 - 25 answers

Why am I suddenly on the world's creepiest mailing list?

A couple weeks ago I randomly received an email from what appeared to be a "disposable" email address (string-of-alphanumerics@guerrillamail.com). It contained a number of "tinypic" image links, none of which I followed, along with some incredibly creepy text that compelled me to report it to the NCMEC CyberTipline. I'd assume it was a fluke, but for the fact that both my primary email addresses ended up BCCed on this nonsense. How worried should I be? How did this happen? Is this "type" of email part of a known scam? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2014 - 4 answers

Emails to volunteers from nonprofit getting flagged as spam.

I help manage a small nonprofit that regularly sends out batches of emails notifying people of upcoming opportunities. Either we're experiencing an upward trend in flakes, or some of our messages are being flagged as spam, or banished to a gmail tab. Looking for pragmatic solutions for increasing our (suspected) delivery rate. [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Mar 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Facebook Minimalism for Noobs

How can I set up Facebook from scratch with minimal spam/leakage into other accounts and minimal leakage from/to people I don't know? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Feb 6, 2014 - 8 answers

What is an appropriate level of email communication from a university?

I might be getting a bit curmudgeonly in my graduate student years, but I'm starting to get annoyed at how many mass emails I get from my university. What should I be expecting here, and should I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Feb 4, 2014 - 15 answers

Spam telephone calls to a landline?

I have been getting many spam telephones to my landline (VOIP). Any suggestions on what authorities to contact? [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Jan 22, 2014 - 13 answers

How to avoid spamming social media against my will?

My boss has asked all 8 of us employees to start liking/following/sharing our company's various pages and posts on all the social media platforms, and inviting our friends to do the same. (We have individual pages for each of our 4 products). I am vehemently against doing this, as are a couple others. The boss has tasked the most social media savvy employee amongst us to make sure the rest of us are complying. [more inside]
posted by Josephine Macaulay on Jan 16, 2014 - 34 answers

Target Credit Card Fraud: The gift that keeps on giving (spam)

Victim of Target credit card fraud followed up by a massive flood of spam. We're curious what exactly is going on. [more inside]
posted by neilbert on Dec 31, 2013 - 12 answers

Outwitting Facebook spam

Over the last week or so, I've been getting private messages on Facebook several times a day. Each of the conversations involves exactly 199 other people (presumably 200 is the maximum number you can contact through Facebook Messenger). They solely consist of people leaving the conversation, or spam. How do I stop them? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Oct 15, 2013 - 3 answers

how to stop spammers from hijacking your backlinks

I was reviewing my link profile and found out that I had links from shady websites I have never requested links from. they apparently link from a page but when you click on it, you get redirected to a porn site. my question is how can they achieve that? second how do you stop it or prevent it from happening. here are some of the examples: [more inside]
posted by souleye on Sep 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Outlook Contacts Compromised?

I've started getting emails "from" people in my contacts list. The email is from their name, but with an email address that is not theirs and is different each time. I have an address with a local internet provider, not gmail or yahoo. Do I have a virus my antivirus hasn't caught? How can I fix it?
posted by summerstorm on Jun 19, 2013 - 4 answers

How do you cook SPAM? I need ideas.

Unfortunately for those who have to hear me wax poetic about SPAM all of the time, this little tin of potted meat has been my obsession for the past week or so. I have tried a few things, and plan to try another, but I have two tins of SPAM, and only one recipe left. [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Jun 11, 2013 - 31 answers

Phish Spam (bleurgh)

Twice this week, I've fallen for spam emails. Have I compromised my security? Will I die? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jun 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Gmail hacked - lots of spam sent - nothing in sent items

My Gmail account was very definitely hacked on Sunday. A whole lot of email was sent, seemingly to everyone I've ever corresponded with from that account. There was clearly a login from Poland which corresponds exactly with when the emails began to be sent. The session seemed to last about 7 minutes. I then received about 150 "mailer daemon" emails due to the bounces from either old addresses, addresses which don't receive unsolicited email and mail servers which correctly identified the content as spam. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jun 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Fear of Twitter Replies

The powers that be where I work are reluctant to use Twitter because they think anything they tweet will get spammed. Help me convince them they're off the rails on this! [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on May 31, 2013 - 31 answers

email problem or not

I get a TON of bounced email, have I been hacked or is this something else? [more inside]
posted by raildr on Apr 21, 2013 - 6 answers

How to stop spammers when they have your info

A few weeks ago I got some phone calls and emails about a quote I submitted online for moving to some small town in central California. The only problem is I never filled out that form. Since they had my yahoo email, I figured they might have hacked my yahoo account somehow and got my phone number from there. I changed my password and removed my phone number from the account but it was too late. Today I got emails and phone calls about auto insurance quotes. The emails I can ignore and once I answer the phone and explain the situation, the agents remove me from their list but I don't know if I want to put up with this every few weeks. Has this ever happened to anyone else? and do I have any other recourse than changing my phone number?
posted by amapolaroja on Apr 16, 2013 - 8 answers

How To Prevent Spam on Wordpress Blog

I have a wordpress blog. Comment sections is being filled daily with spam comments. Is there any way I can block these?
posted by goalyeehah on Apr 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking to eliminate targeted ads

Targeted ads based on web history are creeping me the hell out. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by pdq on Mar 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Gawker Comment Spam

What is up with the spam in the Gawker comments? Why have they not been able to filter them out yet? [more inside]
posted by Keith Talent on Mar 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Reaching out to HR people after applying online — best practices?

Two months ago, I applied online for a position at a US-based software developer and have not heard back from them beyond an automatic receipt confirmation. The job, along with related vacancies, is still published on their site. Would it be acceptable to contact the company's HR manager via e-mail or LinkedIn to express my continued interest in the position? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Mar 5, 2013 - 9 answers

My Gmail acct. hijacked to send spam

Twice recently my Gmail acct. has been hijacked by someone who is sending spam emails to some, but not contacts --seems to be only recently emailed (by me) people. The spam is an ad, as seen on Fox News for Raspberry drops weight loss aid. How do the spammers access my Gmail account? Could it be through my brand new Android cell phone? I am unaware of any other problems on my (Macbook) home computer. I have a secure WiFi router at home. No evidence malware or virus. I've changed my Gmail password, FWIW. Any suggestions on how/where to find a way from this happening again?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jan 15, 2013 - 5 answers

WordPress spam

How do WordPress spammers work? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Dec 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Is there a way to export a log of addresses that OSX Mail marks as Junk?

Is there a way to export a log of addresses that OSX Mail marks as Junk? [more inside]
posted by mule on Dec 2, 2012 - 0 answers

Who was hacked?

My dad got a spam email with my (unusual) full name listed as the sender, but from a random email address with no association to my name. Was his contact list compromised or was mine? [more inside]
posted by amarynth on Nov 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Spammy RSVPs?

Using a Google Form for wedding RSVPs - are we going to get spammy submissions? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Could selling links harm my blog's ranking?

I'm being offered a sizeable chunk of money to add a link to an article on my blog - what potential downside does it have on the way Google sees my site? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Nov 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Please help me rid my hotmail account of spam.

Any suggestions for helping me get rid of annoying spam emails that show up constantly in my hotmail account? [more inside]
posted by fatedblue on Oct 29, 2012 - 8 answers

What's with the red motorcyle?

What's the story with the red motorcycle/porn spam on public Facebook pages? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Oct 10, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I stop spam from my Google Apps account?

What can I do about spam ostensibly being sent from my Google Apps-hosted domain? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Sep 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Better-security alternatives to Spam Arrest

What's a better-security alternative to Spam Arrest for challenge-response email? I received a password reminder email from Spam Arrest today. It included my full password in cleartext, and when I went to change my password to a long semi-random string of hashed characters I discovered that they silently truncate entries to 20 characters, which would have locked me out if they didn't keep everything in the clear to remind me. Frightening. Is there anyone out there who offer C/R email and knows how to store passwords?
posted by migurski on Sep 8, 2012 - 3 answers

hiding from spammers

Does obscuring email address and telelphone numbers using hexadecimal notation or other techniques in the source code still inhibit spambots? And does blocking IP addresses that the spambots use have any effect? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Aug 27, 2012 - 6 answers

spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam

Getting spam through the contact form on my site - a lot of it seems to be text from posts on a public forum - what's the point of that? [more inside]
posted by dawkins_7 on Aug 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Spam Attack! Help!

Help! 10,000 new messages, all junk! What's going on? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Why doesn't my computer like iGoogle?

Is this some sort of igoogle virus? Automatically redirects me to spammy sites... [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Jul 13, 2012 - 11 answers

godspam

At regular intervals, I get "press releases" from god@llah.us. Full text of one such email below the fold. Is this a joke, spam, art, a trojan or ?? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Jul 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Am I a bot?

Am I spamming the universe right now? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jun 20, 2012 - 11 answers

How to avoid email blocking?

Help! My emails are getting blocked as spam. [more inside]
posted by jabo on May 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Why isn't my web host trusted?

Free web host advice needed [more inside]
posted by hworth on May 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Can you decode this Javascript spam?

Help me decode this obfuscated javascript spam document I accidentally ran in my browser [more inside]
posted by coffee and minarets on Apr 4, 2012 - 10 answers

How can something send mail without logging in?

How did my Yahoo mail get hacked to send spam without showing any login in recent history? [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Mar 21, 2012 - 7 answers

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