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 -
A couple months ago I downloaded an application that worked with google (and maybe other search sites, I don't use them so I'm not sure) that would check sites once you had completed a search. Anyone know what I'm talking about and how to find it again? [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies
on Jun 23, 2006 -
I need to post an e-mail address to the contact page of a website. What's the safest way to do this? (Is
there a safe way?) [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Jun 4, 2006 -
How can I determine exactly from where or how a server's email queue is being filled with outgoing spam from user 'nobody'? [more inside]
posted by Witty
on May 3, 2006 -
Very simple. How can I set up a rule in apple mail to disregard foreign languages (particularly asian and cyrillic languages)? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on May 2, 2006 -
I want to send a large number of E-mails (like 500) to my customers. This isn't spam; they have definitely opted in and know me personally. I'd like to know if there is anything that might cause a problem here . . . [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee
on Apr 29, 2006 -
I've started getting lots of emails thanking me for my interest in a variety of services/info requests/subscriptions that I definately didn't ask for. Is this some wierd cyberstalking, or is there some new sophisticated type of spam going around? [more inside]
posted by davehat
on Apr 20, 2006 -
Recently I have been getting emails from my domain bounced back to me from other peoples' automated anti-spam catchers. The problem is that I am not sending these emails... [more inside]
posted by untuckedshirts
on Apr 18, 2006 -
Lately I've been getting more and more spams where the content is delivered as an image. There's no keywords to filter; even the image filename and subject are random words. Are such messages unfilterable? [more inside]
posted by zek
on Apr 18, 2006 -
What do you do with a legitimate company who keeps sending you email even after you've asked them to stop? [more inside]
posted by stefanie
on Apr 12, 2006 -
I am writing an essay (that I plan to dedicate a public website to) about spam. I am looking for surveys about what techniques/software/hardware people use to combat it. I also need to know what proportion of ISPs have built-in spam protection these days. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Apr 10, 2006 -
It seems like almost every time i open my mailbox i get this advertising mailer
in there. How on earth do i go about complaining and get this crap to stop! I assume there are laws like there are spam these days, if you say "unsubscribe" they have to obey?
Googling for it only came up with the link i pasted above and looking on the Kansas City Star website was no help either. Any advice?
posted by joshgray
on Mar 30, 2006 -
I have a website with a feedback form script. Suddenly, over the past week, I've been getting a lot of weird, spam-like mail sent to me via this script. (It doesn't actually sell products--it just contains gibberish, of the sort that might be used to confuse spam filters.) I'm more worried that my feedback form is being used to spam other people. How can I figure out if this is the case? And either way, how can I stop abuse of my feedback form? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Mar 15, 2006 -
I received an e-mail claiming to have found my ad on a personals site for people over 40 (I'm 27). Is this mistaken identity, or some clever new form of spam? [more inside]
posted by solotoro
on Feb 25, 2006 -
I'm wondering if writing "dreamhomesolution4u.com is marketed heavily by using spam." on a personal site should be enough to land me in trouble. [more inside]
posted by jragon
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Email from my company's domains aren't making it to AOL users... why is this so hard to fix? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Help me deal with email: I have a couple domain names, and I get obscene amounts of spam and garbage email. I'd like to setup a system to help deal with all of it, but I'm not very familiar with server-side email setup beyond the basics. [more inside]
posted by delmoi
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Why have I suddenly started receiving a TON of spam - all with the subject line "Software" from what sounds like Groucho Marx characters (ie Unknowing G. Bottomfeeder)? [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Feb 22, 2006 -
Wuz she hax0r3d?
Scenarios that explain this situation, please: Someone (not I) tries to connect to the 'Net on her AOHell account & gets an error message, the gist of which is "Ain't gonna log you on; reppy5 is already logged on to your account at another location." reppy5 is not
one of the accounts/screen-names she has ever created. Has she been hacked? Used as a zombie? Hacked by
a zombie? A zombie for what, for spam? [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Feb 3, 2006 -
An AskMefi question today about joe-job spam has me interested in setting up a preventative SPF record for my business server, which is a hosted domain at Dreamhost. However I do all my mail through my home DSL, connecting via SMTP to my domain at Dreamhost. Is an SPF record a viable solution? Can I put in a range of my ISP's addresses to whitelist them in SPF? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten
on Feb 3, 2006 -
Someone has been masking my domain name and started to bulk spam. Now when I send an email to a client 9 times out of 10 it will be in their Spam Filter. How can I resolve this. [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Feb 3, 2006 -
I have a WordPress blog (linked on my profile page if that's helpful). It is set up to notify me when there are comments on postings. I've been getting spam comments and deleting them. They disappear from the post where they appeared. However, they DON'T disappear from the "recent comments" module on my homepage. This module contains a link to the spam URLs they are propagating. I know some SQL but almost no PHP. Is this a common problem? Any suggestions?
posted by scarabic
on Jan 28, 2006 -
My Gmail account has been Joe Jobbed... anything I can do about it?
posted by Manhasset
on Jan 14, 2006 -
I want to forward mail from "mydomain.com" to "mycurrentisp.com" forever. I'm currently using MailShell
to do this but they seem to suffer performance problems. What's the best way to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by dhacker
on Dec 27, 2005 -
Can anyone recommend a challenge-based spam filtering system with good usability? mailblocks.com
recently shut down. [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Dec 8, 2005 -
I've found a domain name I want to acquire from its current owner, and it looks like I may be able to do so. The IP address at which the domain resides is
listed in a spam blacklist database
. If I acquire the name and give it a new IP address, I assume that particular problem goes away. What's the best place, though, to check and see if the domain name itself is widely considered to be a spam source? Should I consider the IP listing to sully the domain -- am I buying a potential Superfund site
? [more inside]
posted by precipice
on Dec 4, 2005 -
Isn't there any way to permanently block delivery of unaddressed junk (USPS) mail? The post office insists on cramming increasingly thick stacks of "Occupant", "Resident", etc mail into the box every day and it's become ridiculous. [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey
on Nov 21, 2005 -
Does anybody have any idea what's going on with this kind of comment spam? I'm getting scads of it, with no URLs but always a mention of a five-figure number. "I've managed to save up roughly $55085 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?"
posted by languagehat
on Nov 18, 2005 -
This might sound like a stupid question, but I have heard of techniques that advanced users might use to foul up the spammers method of harvesting email addresses. It involves creating web pages and using bait or something, but I'm not sure how it works. And I can't concoct a google search that gets me the advice I am looking for. So webmins, how do you create a network of webpages that will have spammers getting so fed up with a specific email address that they will drop it from their list?
posted by a.blue
on Nov 14, 2005 -