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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Can spammers scrape emails out of vcards posted on the web? [more inside]
How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days? [more inside]
What is the attack vector on this apparent facebook phishing email? [more inside]
How Do I Get Hosts to Stop Labeling My Email As Spam? [more inside]
What's the scam in my spam? [more inside]
Email address getting tons of spam. Email address then disabled, deleted. Spam still happening. How to stop it? [more inside]
Somebody downloaded a file off my server and now they are getting specific spam. How is this? [more inside]
How do I make Firefox go to a page that I choose if I type a bad URL? [more inside]
SPAM MSN Messenger Messages - when using Pidgin [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]
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]