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]
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]
Can anyone recommend an email whitelist system that works with my existing hosting service? I want to defeat the spam. [more inside]
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.
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]
Blog spam question-- why would blog spammers only be posting on a single (months old) entry on my blog? [more inside]
MySpace Filter: How to block out spam messages (once you've already blocked spam friend invites and comments). [more inside]
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.
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]
Help! Beautiful women keep sending me MySpace invites. Why are they doing this? [more inside]
Some type of spam bot (er, something) has taken over my blog. [more inside]
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]
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.
Porn sites are spamming my web stats. Make it stop. [more inside]
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]
How can I get Gmail to stop flagging a daily email as spam? [more inside]
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]
How do I export or convert my Thunderbird inbox into the Unix mailbox format? [more inside]
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]
Our webhost keeps getting blacklisted. What can we do? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
How can I write a procmail rule that would drop messages with GIF or JPEG attachments under 100kB in size? [more inside]
How can I keep spammers from using my sendmail server? [more inside]
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]
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]
I assume someone has spoofed my domain for spam! I am becoming blacklisted...what to do? [more inside]
Why am I getting e-mail that is addressed to my ex-brother-in-law? Is this genuine spam, or something sneakier? [more inside]
For the last few days I've been getting hundreds of "undeliverable email" messages. The sender of the undeliverable email is a garbage name at my domain. I think some bot is just cranking out these names, having found out my domain name. I'm pretty sure there is no virus on my computer; also I've been using only webmail for a while. Is there any way to make this stop?