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Do marketing spams and popup/popunder ads really work anymore?

Do marketing spams and popup/popunder ads really work anymore? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Mar 15, 2008 - 10 answers


How good is spamhaus at preventing false positives? [more inside]
posted by Nancy Lebovitz on Mar 6, 2008 - 6 answers

WP image submit with captcha?

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]
posted by zenpop on Mar 5, 2008 - 3 answers

What to do after a PayPal Phishing Scam?

My friend just - 30 minutes ago - entered a bunch of information in a PayPal phishing website. What should he do right now? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Mar 3, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I get rid of a Blogspot spam blog?

How can I get rid of a Blogspot spam blog? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Mar 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Turn off Instiki spam/flood protection

Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Feb 10, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I stop cell phone spam?

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.
posted by cleverevans on Feb 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Is it possible that my stalker ex-girlfriend is joe-jobbing me?

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?
posted by TigerCrane on Feb 1, 2008 - 16 answers

If I were really hitting on guys via Craigslist, at least I'd have better grammar

Can I do anything about a spammer using my e-mail address to answer ads on Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by korres on Jan 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me snatch a hacker/spammer

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]
posted by snsranch on Dec 31, 2007 - 14 answers

Spam in documents folder

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?
posted by ilike on Dec 26, 2007 - 5 answers

How about never? Is never good for you?

How are other people adding events to my non-shared Google Calendar? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Dec 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Ai o felicitare?

Romanian spam? Anyone here able to read what I think is Romanian? [more inside]
posted by ohio on Dec 8, 2007 - 2 answers

Christian treacle

How should I respond to syrupy Christian emails? [more inside]
posted by levijk on Nov 24, 2007 - 53 answers

Can text message spam be forever cast into the darkness from whence it came?

Has anyone had any luck in stopping text message spam? [Cingular/ATT, Treo 650] [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Nov 11, 2007 - 14 answers

My web site is being hacked, what can I do?

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?
posted by semidivine on Oct 27, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I send out automated emails from my new website without being marked as a spammer?

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]
posted by realpseudonym on Oct 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Is this IP spoofing?

Someone posted a spam comment on my blog that came from IP address "". 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?
posted by simonw on Oct 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Are these job offers legit or spam?

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]
posted by desjardins on Oct 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Junk mail trader trying to sell a sucker a style.

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]
posted by uaudio on Oct 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I sue the AFA for Spam?

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]
posted by loquacious on Oct 1, 2007 - 8 answers

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]
posted by TrueVox on Sep 20, 2007 - 7 answers

No More V1@grA

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]
posted by tmcw on Sep 10, 2007 - 7 answers

How can an internet- illiterate regain control of her site?

Help! Local Coffee House's online community forum has been taken over by spammers & pervs! Can you provide easy to follow, clear instructions on how to take down unwanted posts? [more inside]
posted by thekorruptor on Aug 30, 2007 - 5 answers

A good email whitelist service?

Can anyone recommend an email whitelist system that works with my existing hosting service? I want to defeat the spam. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Aug 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Gmail and Spam

I have a gmail account. Love it. However, after successfully avoiding spam for months, I've been found. I'm getting 20 pieces of spam a day at least. It goes to the spam box, but even that annoys me. Is there any way I can further block spam in gmail? I really don't want to get a new email address.
posted by miltoncat on Aug 28, 2007 - 29 answers

Is it safe?

Is this PHP form to email script safe from email header injection? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Aug 11, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I establish a new internet ID?

For over a decade I have homed at a Mom&Pop ISP. They used to be good but now they are having frequent outages and seem to be soon to expire. I guess I should move my email identitie(s) somewhere else but what is the best way? [more inside]
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts on Aug 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Blog Spam is Annoying.

Blog spam question-- why would blog spammers only be posting on a single (months old) entry on my blog? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Aug 3, 2007 - 12 answers

MySpace Filter: Filtering MySpace

MySpace Filter: How to block out spam messages (once you've already blocked spam friend invites and comments). [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Jul 31, 2007 - 2 answers

Why do my outgoing emails often get spam-filtered?

More than half my outgoing emails wind up in spam folders. I realize that it's inevitable this will happen sometimes, but how can I minimize it? I use gmail, and I do not, fwiw, use words like "mortgage", "refinance" or "penis" in my messages. I sometimes use a sig, but it's non-hypeish. I do often send links in the body of my emails. One solution is to follow up re: unreplied-to emails, but 1. if someone did receive my mail but hasn't had time to reply, I look pushy and 2. chances are that my follow-up will be spam filtered, too.
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 12, 2007 - 16 answers

Do I report life-threatening spam?

A sick twist on scam e-mails. Is it worthwhile to do anything about this threatening, extorting e-mail? Has anyone else gotten anything like this? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jun 28, 2007 - 22 answers

What the hell is up with all these MySpace spams?

Help! Beautiful women keep sending me MySpace invites. Why are they doing this? [more inside]
posted by antipasta_explosion on Jun 6, 2007 - 19 answers

Some type of spam bot (er, something) has taken over my blog.

Some type of spam bot (er, something) has taken over my blog. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jun 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Who hijacked my Google cache?

How was my Google cache hacked? I have a web page that is fine, but the Google cache of the same page is a "spam" page with keywords linking to other web sites, random text and images, but also some valid links on my web site. How did that happen? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on May 23, 2007 - 6 answers

How to stop being a spam dupe

My virtual server has been hijacked - I'm getting around 1000 bounced message notifications an hour. My sys admins seem fairly useless and likely will not get back to me anytime soon... is there anything I can do to stop the spam going out over my network? It's the usual apache/linux setup. thanks.
posted by magwich on May 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Porn sites are spamming my web stats. Make it stop.

Porn sites are spamming my web stats. Make it stop. [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan on May 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Could someone tell my if my door is wide open?

I believe the mail server associated with my domain name is acting as an open relay. Hosting company claims everything's good. How can I double-check? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on May 15, 2007 - 12 answers

How to get Gmail to stop flagging a message as spam?

How can I get Gmail to stop flagging a daily email as spam? [more inside]
posted by jazon on May 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Interpretation of the dictionary attack portion of the CAN-SPAM laws?

I have a question about the interpretation of the CAN-SPAM laws. Specifically about the interpretation of: "(ii) the electronic mail address of the recipient was obtained using an automated means that generates possible electronic mail addresses by combining names, letters, or numbers into numerous permutations." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I export or convert my Thunderbird inbox into the Unix mailbox format?

How do I export or convert my Thunderbird inbox into the Unix mailbox format? [more inside]
posted by FakeOutdoorsman on Apr 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Schools Filtering DotCom E-mail - DotCom vs. DotOrg

Two Part Question: 1) Do some educational institutions flag ALL .com e-mails as spam? 2) Is it unseemly for a for-profit company to use the non-restricted .org TLD for its e-mail addresses? [more inside]
posted by MaxVonCretin on Apr 5, 2007 - 17 answers

How to find a web host that doesn't get blacklisted?

Our webhost keeps getting blacklisted. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by reborndata on Mar 28, 2007 - 10 answers

How did the phishers get my email address?

My SO and I are receiving phishing emails on brand new email addresses. The addresses hadn't been given out to anyone when the first ones arrived. Are spammers just constructing likely email addresses and sending blindly? If not, how is this happening? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Mar 21, 2007 - 12 answers

I swear I'm not a spammer - will you please deliver my mail?

Due to a mail server that was not properly mailed down, about a year ago, some spam was sent through my mail servers. That's fixed but I still seem to be on the blacklist. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Mar 17, 2007 - 11 answers

how to stop guestbook spamming

Does anybody know what to do about guestbook spamming? I've started getting spam on my guestbook and I can't get rid of it. Thanks.
posted by spunk on Mar 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Procmail rule to drop image-attachment spam?

How can I write a procmail rule that would drop messages with GIF or JPEG attachments under 100kB in size? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Help a newbie stop sendmail spam

How can I keep spammers from using my sendmail server? [more inside]
posted by danblaker on Mar 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Looking for: Spam Email Stock Quotes, crazy stock tips. Will use for good, not evil.

I need to become the worst short-term stock trader in the world (or best, depending on your perspective). Has anyone gotten any good spam stock tips recently? Seriously...Please help. [more inside]
posted by evadery on Mar 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Banned from Facebook for violating messaging limits. What now?

I accidentally violated the Facebook Terms of Service by sending too much mail. Am I now stuffed in regards to getting my account back? [more inside]
posted by rc55 on Feb 2, 2007 - 7 answers

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