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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bogus logins and passwords

Does anyone remember a list of logins and passwords, for a myriad of sites, published online for all the world to use? Its advertised purpose was to allow one to use a website without having to register for access... so you didn't have to go through all the steps, nor receive spam in your inbox later... I think it's been several years since I've even thought of this -- also, I feel it had some form of 'gator' or other reptile in its name.
posted by Tandem Affinity on Jan 9, 2012 - 9 answers

I guess it's too much to hope for that there's a Poem Fairy.

I got weird spam (?) consisting of an 8th-century Chinese poem. What's up with that? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Dec 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Please translate these text messages

Spanish/Portuguese SMS spam or should I be worried someone is laying in the gutter somewhere? [more inside]
posted by 7life on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 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

WTF is http://paper.li good for?

WTF is paper.li good for? [more inside]
posted by omnidrew on Jan 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Is it OK to opt out of family spam?

Is a simple opt-out request generally unreasonable and/or inherently offensive, when the unsolicited Facebook message was sent by a family member? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Jan 9, 2011 - 23 answers

Am I hosting a HSBC phishing scam?

Google tells me that my domain is hosting a phishing scam. However, the URL they showed me includes directories that are not on my server. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS on Dec 19, 2010 - 24 answers

Help keep the Czech escorts off my site!

Spam links keep appearing in my wordpress-powered website's footer! [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Dec 3, 2010 - 17 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

Workaround for password-stealing keyloggers?

Regarding this, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Sep 13, 2010 - 8 answers

I do not like weird Facebook link spam.

I sometimes see sketchy links that automatically post that you "like" them on Facebook when you click on them. How harmful are they, exactly? What can I do to prevent them from showing up? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format?

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Are these Spanish text messages I'm getting just a spammer or is it safe to respond that they've got the wrong number?

Do these Spanish text messages I'm getting (which I have crudely translated for you) sound like a spammer fishing for valid numbers, or does it sound like a lovesick teen who has just gotten the wrong number? I want to tell them they've got the wrong number so they'll stop, but don't want to respond if it's a spammer. Language barrier and inexperience with text spam leave me unsure. [more inside]
posted by Askr on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I export a list of names from my spam?

Help me make the most of spam! No, I don't want to send it. I want to receive it - and have some fun with it. And I need your help, especially if you know how to export bits of email. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Spam or not spam?

Is this comment spam or legit? [more inside]
posted by katemcd on Jan 13, 2010 - 24 answers

Two mailings from Peaceful Mountain Donkey Rescue in less than three weeks was the last straw.

How can I get off mailing lists for charities (and other non-profits) I never contacted in the first place? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Does anyone recognize this WordPress plugin? Or know how to effectively the pingbacks it spawns?

My blog is getting bombarded by a new kind of pingback spam. The pingbacks are produced by a WordPress plugin that appears to mine the web for links related to blog content, which then triggers a pingback notification. Can anyone help me identify the plugin, so I can possibly work to block the pingbacks? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Should I protect other people's email addresses on my wordpress site, and if so, what's the easiest way?

I have a website that has profiles of a lot of artists. At the moment I'm putting their email addresses on the site. But I don't want to be the cause of their receiving lots of spam emails. I found this post, which didn't seem to answer this specific question. I also found this post, which was a little confusing, and I'm not sure if I should just paste that entire code into the html editor of the wordpress post every time I want to put in a new email address. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Aug 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I prevent Amazon from sending me junk with my purchases?

How can I get Amazon UK to quit sending me flyers with my purchases? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Thanks for the pageviews, no thanks for the spam.

I have been getting weird Wordpress referrer spam the last 4 days, but there are no injections or anything of the like on my site. [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Attack of the spam

A particular post on my (wordpress) blog just got hit with over 10 spam comments in 3 minutes. I've disabled comments on that post for now, but what's going on? [more inside]
posted by hibbersk on Jul 6, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days?

How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 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

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

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

Digital Immunodeficiency Disorder?

My laptop's been infected by something that is interfering with all the usual solutions. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 25, 2009 - 30 answers

How can I get rid of a Blogspot spam blog?

How can I get rid of a Blogspot spam blog? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Mar 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Turn off Instiki spam/flood protection

Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Feb 10, 2008 - 4 answers

supplanted by a deathly paleness his hand?

I have been receiving experimental poetry through my blog. Who is sending it and why? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Mar 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Is my form mail script being used to send spam?

I have a website with a feedback form script. Suddenly, over the past week, I've been getting a lot of weird, spam-like mail sent to me via this script. (It doesn't actually sell products--it just contains gibberish, of the sort that might be used to confuse spam filters.) I'm more worried that my feedback form is being used to spam other people. How can I figure out if this is the case? And either way, how can I stop abuse of my feedback form? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Mar 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Phantom e-mail

Phantom e-mail: I keep getting e-mail messages that don't appear to be from anyone at all. No sender, no recipient, no subject. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Oct 29, 2005 - 18 answers

Old canned spam?

Why are some spam messages predated, often by days and occasionally by years (I just deleted two that were supposedly from the year 2000)? I'm sure there's some technical means to send them that way, but what do they get out of it? How likely am I to see a penis enlargement offer that's hidden on page 66 of my inbox?
posted by languagehat on Apr 25, 2004 - 16 answers

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