Due to various happenings, I temporarily deactivated my Facebook account several weeks ago. However, today I got a message from (326) 651-00 reading "[Friend's name] shared [not a friend's name, someone I don't even know] post. https://fb.com/[various characters]. Reply with your comment or "like"." I did not open the link... [more inside]
Hostgator says my site has been hacked but can't find where or how, and after two days and numerous calls, we're lost. Can anyone explain in teeny, tiny words what I should do next? [more inside]
A colleague's company run gmail account is filtering to the spam folder for other people on the same company run gmail account. Is there a fix beyond "not spam"? [more inside]
My new google account was suspended. I believe they think I'm a spammer. But I am working for a small non-profit. Our email contact list is legitimate. My initial request for account reinstatement was denied. Need help getting reinstated. Details below: [more inside]
Can an employer give out an employee's personal email address to a benefit provider? [more inside]
I've recently gotten three spam texts, one per day, via iMessage. Is there any way to block them? [more inside]
Pretty straightforward...what's the best spam filter for Mac's Mail program? [more inside]
Victim of Target credit card fraud followed up by a massive flood of spam. We're curious what exactly is going on. [more inside]
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?
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]
I get a TON of bounced email, have I been hacked or is this something else? [more inside]
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?
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]
What can I do about spam ostensibly being sent from my Google Apps-hosted domain? [more inside]
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]
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.
I got weird spam (?) consisting of an 8th-century Chinese poem. What's up with that? [more inside]
Spanish/Portuguese SMS spam or should I be worried someone is laying in the gutter somewhere? [more inside]
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]
WTF is paper.li good for? [more inside]
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]
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]
Spam links keep appearing in my wordpress-powered website's footer! [more inside]
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...
Regarding this, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers? [more inside]
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]
would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is this comment spam or legit? [more inside]
How can I get off mailing lists for charities (and other non-profits) I never contacted in the first place? [more inside]
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]
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]
How can I get Amazon UK to quit sending me flyers with my purchases? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days? [more inside]
How Do I Get Hosts to Stop Labeling My Email As Spam? [more inside]
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]
My laptop's been infected by something that is interfering with all the usual solutions. Please help! [more inside]
How can I get rid of a Blogspot spam blog? [more inside]
Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
I have been receiving experimental poetry through my blog. Who is sending it and why? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?