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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Why am I getting e-mail that is addressed to my ex-brother-in-law? Is this genuine spam, or something sneakier? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Jan 10, 2007 -
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?
posted by maggiemaggie
on Jan 4, 2007 -
Is this a spammer trying to circumvent my website "contact" button? [more inside]
posted by zek
on Dec 4, 2006 -
What's the state of the art in installable spam filters for Unix mail hosts? Spamassassin has failed me. [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Nov 10, 2006 -
A while back I found a site that allowed you to search Google for products, and it would automatically add negative keywords to your search that filtered out pretty much all of those price comparison sites that seem to be all you get on Google now when you search for a product.
Only now I can't find it. Anyone?
posted by Mwongozi
on Oct 15, 2006 -
Is there a server based, spam filter that will work with any ISP? I have a friend who cannot change ISPs or email services, he is paying a lot for dial-up time, and he gets about 100 spam: 1 valid email. Is there a spam filter that will check his current email for him and delete the spam, allowing him to keep his current email and ISP? [more inside]
posted by birchhook
on Oct 11, 2006 -
I move to Vietnam. Nobody here has my gmail address and suddenly I get Vietnamese spam. How come? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17
on Sep 27, 2006 -
I get tons of spam in languages other than english -- entire messages in other languages that I can't even read to determine what the spam is about. I'd like to make a simple set of email filters to whack out any email in russian, chinese, japanese, and korean. Can someone give me a single character from each language that represents the most commonly used letter? (like the letter "a" in English) [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Sep 21, 2006 -
Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
-- Sun Tzu
I get a lot of blog spam on my website and it got me thinking; if I am to fight it more effectively I need to learn more about it. How is it actually sent, what software or scripts do people use, and where do these people hang out on the Internet?
posted by maxpower
on Sep 20, 2006 -
What is rs6.net and why is it in so many URLs online (google search
), that end up redirecting to where you actually want to go?
posted by niloticus
on Sep 7, 2006 -
Who are these people and why do they keep calling me? They call from Area code 323 and I've never answered in time. This Yahoo Answers
says they are spammers but nobody claims to have heard what they are selling ot trying to do. Whats going on here?
posted by vacapinta
on Sep 1, 2006 -
How do I create a spam filter in Gmail that immediately deletes spam messages once they have been marked as such by myself? [more inside]
posted by IZ
on Sep 1, 2006 -
Argh! Gmail image spam!
I'm getting 20 of these a day. Since Google has failed to filter these messages, is there a workaround I can use? Also, would simply deleting these messages rather than marking them as spam reduce the possibility of false positives?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Aug 30, 2006 -
I get spam text messages from Us Weekly magazine on my phone that I guarantee I did not sign up for. T-Mobile won't block messages from the number they come from. How do I get myself off the list? I don't care who cheated on whom, especially since I'm getting charged for each text message they send.
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Aug 18, 2006 -
How do I find out if a small, volunteer-run freenet is allowing one or more of its email accounts to send out spam (as compared to, say, being Joe-jobbed)? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa
on Aug 7, 2006 -
I browse the site at work from time to time. Thing is I don't remember if I've signed up or not. I know if I did I would have done it at work. In any case I did not sign up with my work email address, nor would I have used my real name.
The other day I get an email addressed to me by name saying I've got a someone who wants to meet me blah blah. It's kind of fsking me up because I only use the email internally, though I've sent a couple of thing to my personal email account. This is the only external email I've ever received on that account.
Can anybody tell me how they could have gotten my name and email?
posted by zorro astor
on Jul 29, 2006 -
Why are so many contact and registration forms kicking back my spamguard-modified GMail address (myaddressas+nameofcompany@gmail) as "invalid?" [more inside]
posted by Dreama
on Jul 28, 2006 -
An email spammer is using my domain as the from: address for sending out endless amounts of spam. I am receiving all the delivery failure messages in my inbox. I could tell my mail server to dump all unrouted (nonexistent account) mail to /dev/null.
Are there any other options?
posted by Argyle
on Jun 28, 2006 -
I want to start a Wikipedia page featuring the domains of blog spammers. Does one already exist?
posted by bamassippi
on Jun 27, 2006 -
How reliable do you find Gmail's spam filtering? Do i need to check the spam folder before I (or Gmail) empty it? It seems quite good to me - I've been using it since february, and it's been months since any real mail got filtered as spam, and relatively few spam get through. But checking is getting tiresome. what is your experience?
posted by judybxxx
on Jun 24, 2006 -