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]
A third-party website has created a "profile" for me on their own site, using my main Facebeook picture, which turns up on the first page of Google hits for my full name. It seems to be some kind of cheesy dating site and I really don't want it up there. I've never used the site, or interacted with it in any way (I don't use any FB apps at all, and am savvy enough not to click on spammy links). Do I have any recourse for getting this taken down?
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]
What is "Yaza Kilolardan Kurtularak Girmek İstermisin?" Has The Onion's Facebook sharing section been hacked, or is it my computer? [more inside]
I got a spam email from my friend who has a hotmail account. It looks like the spam has been sent to everyone in his hotmail distribution list. My question is, how did the hackers do this? Did they need his password in order to get access to his distribution list? As far as I know he is still able to use his account which puzzles me. Wouldn't a hacker (if he had the password) quickly change the password so that they could keep sending spam out on that account?
I have repeatedly unsubscribed from the Obama campaign/OFA text message list, and yet the texts keep coming. How can I actually get them to stop?
Can someone point me to a simple non-insulting guide to why that kind Nigerian prince is not really going to give you $10,000 for your help with his new oil venture? I need something to hand out at work without calling people idiots.
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]
Who is Hipolito M. Wiseman, and why is he leaving all those spam comments? [more inside]
WTF is paper.li good for? [more inside]
Twitter follow-bots: I don't get it. [more inside]
I had some unusual Spam activity this afternoon - anything to worry about? [more inside]
Why am I getting spammed by weird British text messages? I am not British! [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]
Spam filter: Accidentally clicked a shortened link posted to my Facebook wall. Was taken to a .gif that didn't actually show up in my browser. Using Firefox and OSX. How do I know if my computer is ok? [more inside]
What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail? [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]
CraigslistCasualEncountersw4mNYCfilter: what's with Battery Park? [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...
My website got hacked the other night; a piece of code was inserted that generated spam. I'm technical enough to have found the offending code, and I simply removed it, but I'm baffled as to how the code got inserted in the first place…. (more inside) [more inside]
Does my wife need to abandon her email address? [more inside]
I have picked up a virus of some sort that is redirecting me to other websites in Chrome. How do I get rid of this thing? [more inside]
Some spammer is spoofing my gmail account out into the world. What consequences should I be concerned about?
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]
Regarding this, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers? [more inside]
How can I find out which entity sold (at least) my name and address to the sleazebags at Betus.com when the latter company is unresponsive and apparently staffed by the proverbial 100 monkeys with typewriters? [more inside]
Is it possible to use GreaseMonkey to delete jQuery event bindings? [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]
Was this site hacked? How? How does it work? [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]
OutlookFilter: where the heck are my message headers? [more inside]
I get a lot of PR spam to my Gmail account. Is there a Greasemonkey script (or something else entirely) that can make this one repetitive task easier? [more inside]
I've got a spam musubi press, but I don't want to eat more processed meat. What else can I make that would fit the mold? (pun intended)
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]
My Facebook friends have apparently received some spam from me telling them to "lose weight in 2010!" [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]
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]
Gmail shame! My account was accessed and all my contacts were spammed. How do I keep this from happening again? [more inside]
Best blogging software to allow easy commenting by strangers but avoiding comment spam. [more inside]
How to prevent crawlers from harvesting your email on a website? [more inside]
How can I get off mailing lists for charities (and other non-profits) I never contacted in the first place? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]