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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

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

Why isn't my web host trusted?

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

Help me get my back back.

Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 10 answers

( ) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante

What's the oldest recorded use of the Spam Solutions Form Response? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 15, 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

Is this IP spoofing?

Someone posted a spam comment on my blog that came from IP address "192.168.0.165". Since that IP address is reserved for private networks, how on earth did they do that? Is this "IP spoofing"? If so, how does it work?
posted by simonw on Oct 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Are your tubes clogged, too?

Mail Administrators: are you seeing a huge increase in the amount of e-mail? [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Oct 21, 2006 - 19 answers

Why is my website so popular in South Korea?

Why in hell is my site getting so much traffic from South Korea? [more inside]
posted by RakDaddy on Jul 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Stopping the blog spammers

I want to start a Wikipedia page featuring the domains of blog spammers. Does one already exist?
posted by bamassippi on Jun 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Spam checker?

A couple months ago I downloaded an application that worked with google (and maybe other search sites, I don't use them so I'm not sure) that would check sites once you had completed a search. Anyone know what I'm talking about and how to find it again? [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies on Jun 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Wuz she hax0r3d?

Wuz she hax0r3d?
Scenarios that explain this situation, please: Someone (not I) tries to connect to the 'Net on her AOHell account & gets an error message, the gist of which is "Ain't gonna log you on; reppy5 is already logged on to your account at another location." reppy5 is not one of the accounts/screen-names she has ever created. Has she been hacked? Used as a zombie? Hacked by a zombie? A zombie for what, for spam? [more inside]
posted by Shane on Feb 3, 2006 - 12 answers

.htaccess security help

Web site security question: How can I protect my .htaccess file? [more inside]
posted by TBoneMcCool on Jul 21, 2005 - 10 answers

My emails to various AOL addresses get rejected...

My emails to various AOL addresses get rejected... [more inside]
posted by stevejensen on Jun 2, 2005 - 11 answers

think before you spam

A large client i do some work for is considering sending out a targetted 20k unsolicited email. I need some good arguments and facts against it. [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo on Feb 19, 2005 - 14 answers

example.com in my site statistics

Why do I have so many referrer entries for www.example.com in the web stats for my site? [more inside]
posted by fletchmuy on Jan 18, 2005 - 8 answers

What can I do about a spammer using my email address?

A spammer is sending out spam using MY email address and name as the sender. I am getting hundreds of bounced emails now. Is there any way to stop this from continuing, or happening in the first place?
posted by bluno on Jan 8, 2005 - 18 answers

Seeking Alternative to KnowSpam (75,000 Spam; Supplemental to Spam Assassin)?

My Knowspam.net subscription expired, good riddance. The lack of updates to the system made it rather annoying to use for most of this past year. I got about 75k spam emails this past year including the ones Knowspam couldn't catch, and spam assassin on it's own is not enough. Is there a better alternative?
posted by riffola on Dec 2, 2004 - 18 answers

Challenge-response anti-spam systems?

I'm looking at different anti-spam systems, and one of these is a challenge-response system. Anybody know of an open-source, free, or relatively cheap challenge-response system that I could try? I run a couple of mail servers for a public school district, and we're always looking for ways to deal with spam.
posted by MiG on Nov 28, 2004 - 10 answers

Promoting a website

What should be done (if anything) about a site that is capitalizing on my site's distinctive name and search engine ranking to popularize itself in a way that is totally unrelated to my site?

I run an RSS feed directory with a distinctive name, reasonably good content, and a decent rank in various search engines. Last night a "watch" application told me that 2 new sites now contain my site's domain name in their URLs.

I took a look at both of these sites, and they are simply embedding my domain name in their URLs so that they have a chance of matching on searches for the name. The actual pages are throwaway filler (as is the entire site).

I'm flattered and insulted.

My site's name is not a trademark (perhaps it should be), and I don't want to draw artificial attention to it by posting a link, and I certainly don't want to link to the offending sites.

Has anyone else had something like this happen to them? What can be done?
posted by jeffbarr on Aug 25, 2004 - 0 answers

How can I stop receiving all these catalogues?

Catalog spam. I ordered a bed frame online, and was pleased with the result. Since then, however, I've been getting a catalog of some sort or another (Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Linens & Things, etc) almost every day - sometimes more than one. It's driving me crazy. Is there anything I can do short of changing address?
posted by aladfar on Aug 10, 2004 - 4 answers

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