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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

My domain was spoofed I am becoming blacklisted, help!

I assume someone has spoofed my domain for spam! I am becoming blacklisted...what to do? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Feb 1, 2007 - 19 answers

Is this genuine spam or sneakiness?

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 - 5 answers

Why am I suddenly getting hundreds of undeliverable email messages?

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 - 28 answers

Unwanted Connection

Something verycurious is going on in the bowels of my PC. [more inside]
posted by IronLizard on Dec 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Help me defeat the spammers!

Is this a spammer trying to circumvent my website "contact" button? [more inside]
posted by zek on Dec 4, 2006 - 9 answers

What should I do about a spamming website?

Should I do anything about a site advertising via spam? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Nov 28, 2006 - 6 answers

Why doesn't Gmail understand what kind of spam to advertise?

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]
posted by skylar on Nov 21, 2006 - 15 answers

Stock-related Image Spam

What is the point of stock-related image spam that tells me to invest in a certain company? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Nov 13, 2006 - 15 answers

Spamassassin has failed me; what do I do?

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 - 18 answers

Stop the Form Spam!

How can I add a random letter verification box to a form on my department's website? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Nov 8, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I amuse myself at the expense of telemarketers?

How can I get revenge on telemarketers, legally & safely? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Nov 3, 2006 - 62 answers

Are your tubes clogged, too?

Mail Administrators: are you seeing a huge increase in the amount of e-mail? [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Oct 21, 2006 - 19 answers

Maily maily moo, some questions for you

Two quick questions: How do I "whitelist" an address, and how do I get it to work behind a proxy [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Oct 19, 2006 - 10 answers

What's going on with my email?

Has a company given out my email address, or am I at fault? [more inside]
posted by squishy on Oct 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Google product search spam filter?

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 - 5 answers

Image spam woes

The amount of image spam I'm getting has snowballed in the past few months. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Oct 11, 2006 - 16 answers

Is there a remote, server based, spam filter service?

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 - 15 answers

Spam / Snooping in Vietnam

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 - 9 answers

Need help squashing foreign spam

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 - 15 answers

What is a comment spammers modus operandi?

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? [more inside]
posted by maxpower on Sep 20, 2006 - 4 answers

What is my email doing there?

What is my email doing there? [more inside]
posted by convex on Sep 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Why Kieron Jackson?

Why do I get so much spam addressed to "Kieron Jackson"? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Sep 11, 2006 - 8 answers

What is

What is 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 - 4 answers

Blocking access based on referrer...?

Is it possible to restrict access to a web page (or whole site) based on the referrer? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Sep 3, 2006 - 10 answers

What Spam is this?

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 - 22 answers

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