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 -
I'm getting lots (I mean lots - over 50 today alone) of phishing/Trojan spam purporting to be from Facebook, asking me to "update my facebook account". How do I stop it? [more inside]
posted by idiomatika
on Nov 26, 2009 -
Gmail shame! My account was accessed and all my contacts were spammed. How do I keep this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by genmonster
on Nov 21, 2009 -
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 -
What can be done about a persistent anonymous robocaller who is not easily identifiable and who does not abide by the U.S. Do Not Call registry? [more inside]
posted by Creosote
on Aug 26, 2009 -
We have an exim email server that is appending our computer names and ip addresses to all email headers. How can we override this so the server's host name and ip address is the only identification listed in the header? [more inside]
posted by siclik
on Aug 25, 2009 -
I have a name and contact info for the individual who's been spamming me. What can I do to report him/get rid of him/make his life difficult? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by theseampsgoto11
on Aug 25, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
My site is getting a lot of weirdly-formed referring URLs--some with two or three URLs linked with commas--or URLs that do not appear to contain links to my site. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat
on Aug 11, 2009 -
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 -
I have a Wordpress site. In spidering the site, and coming up with the little synopsis underneath the title, Google, Bing and Yahoo all believe that it's not a personal Web site but a spammy list of prescription drugs for sale. I don't understand why. [more inside]
posted by Kirklander
on Jul 18, 2009 -
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 -
Received the following email yesterday in regards to my domain name. My first reaction was to hit delete, but I thought I'd just make sure I wasn't ignoring something I shouldn't be ignoring. [more inside]
posted by goshling
on Jul 1, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Does anyone maintain a "Do not give list"? By this, I mean a list of charities that engage in telephone telemarketing, and hence to whom one should avoid giving donations. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on Dec 31, 2008 -
My gmail account is sending spam to my address book. I know bc I see it sometimes ending up in my own Spam folder! How do I stop this?
posted by helios410
on Nov 28, 2008 -
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 -
Once in a while I go into my gmail Spam folder and I notice that there is the odd email in there that isn't actually spam. One time there was an email from amazon.com telling me that I sold a book and to ship it... whoops! Is there anything I can do about this besides reading every spam email that I get?
posted by GleepGlop
on Nov 15, 2008 -
WordpressFilter: Haven't blogged in about three months, and am considering a return at the same URL, but don't want to inherit all my old spam comments. Would deleting the Wordpress installation at that address then re-installing it essentially reset the spam, allowing me to better control it this time? FWIW, I've been using Akismet, etc., to monitor and catch most spam but would like as clean a slate as possible.
posted by sjuhawk31
on Nov 4, 2008 -
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 -
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 -
I've got a personal site/blogg-ish thing and I get comment spam. The odd thing is that much of it doesn't contain any links. It's just some random words. What is the point of this? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile
on Sep 25, 2008 -
Help -- I'm drowning in spam.
I'm looking for a spam filter that is reliable and won't go nuts with my Norton 360 security system.
I had a filter that I loved (Mailblocks -- a challenge based system) but aol bought the company to put it out of business.
posted by Newstuffoldstuff
on Sep 13, 2008 -
When I registered to vote here in San Francisco I made the mistake of putting down my permanent forwarding email. Now I get a bunch of spam about candidates and initiatives. Is there a way to make it stop?
posted by CruiseSavvy
on Jul 31, 2008 -