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."
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?
Something verycurious is going on in the bowels of my PC. [more inside]
Is this a spammer trying to circumvent my website "contact" button? [more inside]
Should I do anything about a site advertising via spam? [more inside]
How advanced are Google Ads
, really? I thought we were all frightened of Google mining our GMail accounts to serve targeted ads. But when I check the spam folder of my GMail account, all I get is adverts for recipes ("Ginger Spam Salad - serves 1, refrigerate overnight
") using the food product Spam! [more inside]
What is the point of stock-related image spam that tells me to invest in a certain company? [more inside]
What's the state of the art in installable spam filters for Unix mail hosts? Spamassassin has failed me. [more inside]
How can I add a random letter verification box to a form on my department's website? [more inside]
How can I get revenge on telemarketers, legally & safely? [more inside]
Mail Administrators: are you seeing a huge increase in the amount of e-mail? [more inside]
Two quick Mail.app questions: How do I "whitelist" an address,
and how do I get it to work behind a proxy [more inside]
Has a company given out my email address, or am I at fault? [more inside]
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?
The amount of image spam I'm getting has snowballed in the past few months. What can I do? [more inside]
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]
I move to Vietnam. Nobody here has my gmail address and suddenly I get Vietnamese spam. How come? [more inside]
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]
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?
What is my email doing there? [more inside]
Why do I get so much spam addressed to "Kieron Jackson"? [more inside]
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?
Is it possible to restrict access to a web page (or whole site) based on the referrer? [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
I am getting spam to addresses picked up from a PHP mail script - can I stop this? [more inside]
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.
Referral log spam. I've been noticing some strange things.. [more inside]
Waiter! Waiter! There are dots in my spam. Could it be stego? [more inside]