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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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to avoid email blocking?

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

The case of the vanishing emails

Emails containing a certain domain name are going missing. How can we fix this now and prevent it in the future? [more inside]
posted by ssg on Jan 17, 2012 - 5 answers

I want my emails to work

How do I pick a web hosting service that has an email server that is not blacklisted? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Jan 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Why am I writing myself?

Is this some type of spam? If so how would it work? [more inside]
posted by robotyoshimi on Nov 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Gmail + Thunderbird = spamfree email?

Gmail + Thunderbird = spamfree email? I use gmail (via google apps) for my small company's email. While it is generally good, the inability to permanently block a sender (e.g. businesses who won't remove me from their spam list) is frustrating, especially when the senders keep appearing in the daily quarantine report. Could this be solved by using Thunderbird as an IMAP client (and “whitelisting” the senders in Postini so they don't appear in the quarantine report)? Is there an easier or more elegant solution? TIA.
posted by quidividi on Nov 17, 2011 - 12 answers

I somehow doubt that I've won a thousand .dollar.Visa.Giftcard!

Recently spam mail from (what appears to be) the same source keeps getting through my Gmail account. I've never had a problem with this in the past, and the current crop all seems to be roughly formatted in the same way. I've been marking everything I notice as it comes through, but is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Nov 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Which physical address to use for a email marketing list?

I'd like to setup an email marketing list for a small magazine I run. For this, I legally need a physical address. I'd rather not use my home address. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by bode well carapace on Jun 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Let them eat Spam.

My firm is about to send out a huge load of spam, thinking that they are "email marketing." I don't know how to stop it, or how hard I should try before I give up and sit back. [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on May 17, 2011 - 32 answers

Any SMTP email providers which allow for a low volume of legitimate 'spoofed' email?

Are there any low-volume SMTP email relay services which allow the sending of 'spoofed' emails for valid site purposes (like a 'forward to a friend' feature)? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Mar 11, 2011 - 6 answers

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail?

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail? [more inside]
posted by suburbanrobot on Dec 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Spam Filter

I receive a couple of non-Gmail-filtered spam emails a day, from a friend's compromised machine/account. I can easily deal with them / filter them / discard them. Besides hitting "Report Spam" I'm just wondering if there is a better place to report these consistent messages. I've been getting them for 6 months or so, doesn't seem the Big G's learning algorithm is ever gonna catch on...
posted by Exchequer on Nov 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Wife's email was haxxored, please halp

Does my wife need to abandon her email address? [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Nov 23, 2010 - 14 answers

I'm sorry some jerk is sending you emails from me

Some spammer is spoofing my gmail account out into the world. What consequences should I be concerned about?
posted by Guy Smiley on Oct 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Ubu nunc, Outlook email headers?

OutlookFilter: where the heck are my message headers? [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins on Mar 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Unsubscribe me, dammit!

Do high-profile companies purposefully break their unsubscribe options? I'm not looking for help with spam. I'm (a) wondering if these companies are scamming and (b) wondering if there's anything I can do about it if they are -- not in terms of stopping the scam from affecting me, but rather in terms of getting the scammers in trouble. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 15, 2010 - 31 answers

How to prevent crawlers from harvesting your email on a website?

How to prevent crawlers from harvesting your email on a website? [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on Sep 5, 2009 - 16 answers

Trolling, trolling, trolling, RawHide!

What is the attack vector on this apparent facebook phishing email? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on May 26, 2009 - 14 answers

Spam No More! How do I convince gmail of this?

How Do I Get Hosts to Stop Labeling My Email As Spam? [more inside]
posted by darth_tedious on May 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Damn that spam

Email address getting tons of spam. Email address then disabled, deleted. Spam still happening. How to stop it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Spam through a PDF?

Somebody downloaded a file off my server and now they are getting specific spam. How is this? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Mar 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Let my hair grow back, help my get email to yahoo

Help me figure out why yahoo is auto-delivering emails from my web server directly to any yahoo accounts bulk mail folder. No, I am not a spammer. [more inside]
posted by ChefQuix on Feb 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Someone is spamming from my gmail account.

Has my gmail account really been compromised? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jan 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Tool for automatic email header extraction for Outlook?

Is there an easier way to select a group of emails in Outlook and extract their header information to a file or to the clipboard - together, all at once? An Outlook plugin perhaps? Outlook's method sucks because you can only get one header at a time via right-click and view options. I've got a load of spam that I need to send to my host for investigation.
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Nov 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Computer virus that scanners aren't picking up?

I'm using Outlook 2007. It keeps trying to send spam emails! When I start it says that it has 980 messages to send, and once it's done one it'll say it's sent 1 of 981 etc and so on (this happens when I have it offline and let it run for a bit). I've run a few virus scanners and they've all come back saying it's clean. What's even more annoying is that my other computer has also started doing this. [more inside]
posted by kg on Oct 10, 2008 - 14 answers

My computer might have a Trojan, now what?

It's become apparent that my computer may have a Trojan. I just received a Returned Mail notice for mail I never sent, which instead of displaying my name it displayed "jasen kimberly," and was sent to a strange russian email address: munsov@pobox.spbu.ru. I'm concerned that this may be the result of a trojan "phoning home," or using my computer to send spam.
posted by matkline on Oct 5, 2008 - 9 answers

explain this email to me please

what is this email? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Jul 12, 2008 - 11 answers

IMail or GMail - which is the better spam fighter?

Which is a better option for controlling spam? Buying the IMail Premium Anti-Spam filter for our existing IMail mail server or migrating our mail to Google Apps for Your Domain? [more inside]
posted by bcarroll on Apr 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Christian treacle

How should I respond to syrupy Christian emails? [more inside]
posted by levijk on Nov 24, 2007 - 53 answers

How do I send out automated emails from my new website without being marked as a spammer?

I have an idea for yet another hairbrained social networking website (which paradoxically might hit it big :-) ). I've coded most of it up on a linux server using apache, php, mysql at softlayer.com. The hostname is registered at godaddy (which I can change if desirable). What's the minimum I need to do the following (I'd rather work on the website application logic and learn as little as possible about mail server administration for now): [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Oct 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Anyone with experiance in making MS Exchange work with SpamAssassin without having a Linux Box on hand?

I work at a small company with an Exchange server. We need OK spam protection. In an effort to move them to a more FOSS workcycle, I'm advocating SpamAssassin. Basically, I need it to work in our Windows Environment. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Sep 20, 2007 - 7 answers

A good email whitelist service?

Can anyone recommend an email whitelist system that works with my existing hosting service? I want to defeat the spam. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Aug 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Is it safe?

Is this PHP form to email script safe from email header injection? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Aug 11, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I establish a new internet ID?

For over a decade I have homed at a Mom&Pop ISP. They used to be good but now they are having frequent outages and seem to be soon to expire. I guess I should move my email identitie(s) somewhere else but what is the best way? [more inside]
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts on Aug 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Why do my outgoing emails often get spam-filtered?

More than half my outgoing emails wind up in spam folders. I realize that it's inevitable this will happen sometimes, but how can I minimize it? I use gmail, and I do not, fwiw, use words like "mortgage", "refinance" or "penis" in my messages. I sometimes use a sig, but it's non-hypeish. I do often send links in the body of my emails. One solution is to follow up re: unreplied-to emails, but 1. if someone did receive my mail but hasn't had time to reply, I look pushy and 2. chances are that my follow-up will be spam filtered, too.
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 12, 2007 - 16 answers

Do I report life-threatening spam?

A sick twist on scam e-mails. Is it worthwhile to do anything about this threatening, extorting e-mail? Has anyone else gotten anything like this? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jun 28, 2007 - 22 answers

How to find a web host that doesn't get blacklisted?

Our webhost keeps getting blacklisted. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by reborndata on Mar 28, 2007 - 10 answers

How did the phishers get my email address?

My SO and I are receiving phishing emails on brand new email addresses. The addresses hadn't been given out to anyone when the first ones arrived. Are spammers just constructing likely email addresses and sending blindly? If not, how is this happening? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Mar 21, 2007 - 12 answers

I swear I'm not a spammer - will you please deliver my mail?

Due to a mail server that was not properly mailed down, about a year ago, some spam was sent through my mail servers. That's fixed but I still seem to be on the blacklist. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Mar 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Procmail rule to drop image-attachment spam?

How can I write a procmail rule that would drop messages with GIF or JPEG attachments under 100kB in size? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Help a newbie stop sendmail spam

How can I keep spammers from using my sendmail server? [more inside]
posted by danblaker on Mar 9, 2007 - 12 answers

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