Somehow, some spammer hijacked a feed of mine that posts to my Wordpress blog. Help me diagnose what happened. [more inside]
I only get one piece of spam in my gmail inbox. but I get it 30x a day. WTF? [more inside]
Why are my outgoing Gmail messages ending up people's spam folders? [more inside]
Has my gmail account really been compromised? [more inside]
How do I put an end to this reoccurring CMS/hosting security breach? [more inside]
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]
Christmas Email Conundrum: How exactly do Spam Filters work? [more inside]
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?
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.
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?
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.
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]
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: email@example.com. I'm concerned that this may be the result of a trojan "phoning home," or using my computer to send spam.
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]
Why is more spam getting through to my Gmail inbox lately? [more inside]
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. Any recommendations?
trivial question on the etymology of "Spam": Did it originate at a Pern hatching? [more inside]
What do you do when you think you've been hacked, but don't know how? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
what is this email? [more inside]
I recently have gotten a bunch of cell phone calls from non-phone numbers. WTF is going on? [more inside]
A friend of mine's site is plagued with pharma spam in Google's cache. [more inside]
What happens when I tell catalogue people I am dead? [more inside]
On our website, we've got a little one-field form where people can fill in their e-mail address and sign up for our mailing list. The form seems to now be the target of spammer-hacker bastards, and random people are complaining about being signed up for a list they've never heard of. What should we do, besides take down the form altogether? The only thing that comes to mind is a captcha (but that adds another step to what should be a one-step process). [more inside]
How do I report a gmail user who is spamming me? [more inside]
Which is a better option for controlling spam? Buying the IMail Premium Anti-Spam filter for our existing IMail mail server or migrating our mail to Google Apps for Your Domain? [more inside]
I seem to have stopped form spammers from cluttering a business inbox. Have I set myself up for some more mysterious problem down the road? [more inside]
Do marketing spams and popup/popunder ads really work anymore? [more inside]
How good is spamhaus at preventing false positives? [more inside]
Kinda strange Wordpress plugin request: We're looking for a contact form with image submission that also employs a captcha or similar form of validation. [more inside]
My friend just - 30 minutes ago - entered a bunch of information in a PayPal phishing website. What should he do right now? [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]
How can I stop cell phone spam? I have a cell phone with Verizon Wireless. I have voice and text messaging, but not data. I've been receiving text spam messages recently. These text messages appear to come from an e-mail address. My cell phone is on the national do not call registry.
I have been the victim of a joe job. This means that spammers are putting my domains into the "reply to" of their spam messages, resulting in a barrage of auto-replies to my inbox. I am also being stalked by my ex-girlfriend. She has already vandalized my window, my car, and myspace page. She's pretty computer savvy, but I'm not aware of a method that would allow an individual (ie. not a professional spammer) to pass a domain onto a spammer. Is it possible that she is behind this?
Can I do anything about a spammer using my e-mail address to answer ads on Craigslist? [more inside]
My hotmail acct has been hacked/cracked and is being used to spam people including a few MeFites. I'm pissed and concerned. Please hope me! [more inside]
I found an rtf file in my documents folder in vista that contained instruction on how to get a free ipod by refering friends to a site. I have not downloaded this. Is my computer compromised? Should I do anything? Did it matter that i opened it in word?
How are other people adding events to my non-shared Google Calendar? [more inside]
Romanian spam? Anyone here able to read what I think is Romanian? [more inside]
How should I respond to syrupy Christian emails? [more inside]
Has anyone had any luck in stopping text message spam? [Cingular/ATT, Treo 650] [more inside]
What do I do if a web site I maintain has been hacked? I've inherited maintenance of a web site, but I am mostly a front-end person, design and front end coding, so I am completely out of my depth here. Someone is using a user's identity to post hundreds of spam posts on the message board... really disgusting ones. The user has changed her password multiple times so I'm guessing they have another in. When I look at the database since they are both posting often (the real user and the spammers) I can't tell what IP address the spammers are posting from to block it. After that I'm lost... any suggestions?
I have an idea for yet another hairbrained social networking website (which paradoxically might hit it big :-) ). I've coded most of it up on a linux server using apache, php, mysql at softlayer.com. The hostname is registered at godaddy (which I can change if desirable). What's the minimum I need to do the following (I'd rather work on the website application logic and learn as little as possible about mail server administration for now): [more inside]
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?
Since I posted my resume online, I keep receiving employment offers that don't seem to have anything to do with my field. However, since I'm not finding anything in my field, I'm tempted to take something else. How do I know if these offers are legit? [more inside]
Every time I send an email from my cox.net account to my mom's MSN mail account, I get an autoreply from MSN saying there are complaints about my IP address sending junk mail. Huh? [more inside]
Can I sue the American Family Association for UCE, spam and/or breach of contract for not removing me from their mailing database? [more inside]
Anyone with experiance in making MS Exchange work with SpamAssassin without having a Linux Box on hand?
I work at a small company with an Exchange server. We need OK spam protection. In an effort to move them to a more FOSS workcycle, I'm advocating SpamAssassin. Basically, I need it to work in our Windows Environment. [more inside]
PHPFilter: I'm about to write part of a web application that allows visitors to submit ratings and comments for events. How can I keep spam to a minimum? [more inside]