Generally refers to techniques that aid in avoiding receiving any email or message that is either unwanted or unsolicited.

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How to filter messages whose subject start and end with emojis (goomojis)? [migrated]

In Gmail, I get a lot of spam whose subject starts and ends with emojis. How do I catch these messages with a filter as to skip spam and automatically delete them? They always start and end with the ...
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Am I an Open Mail relay? Cent OS with Postfix, Dovecot,

After some time I build up an E-Mail Server again. I looked up different tutorial to do it right. I did it right or at least I can send and receive E-Mails. The most important thing for me is that ...
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legitimate mail from my server is being blocked by Outlook…?

I have a website (kansaspublicradio.org) that has a Contact Us form. The form sends mail to our front desk lady through the email contact@kansaspublicradio.org (it may be important to note that ...
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How to get hotmail to accept my mails

Hotmail keeps rejecting my mails for undisclosed reasons with a code 550 SC-001 Mail rejected by Outlook.com for policy reasons. Reasons for rejection may be related to content with spam-like ...
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For email client programs, does having the reading pane on indicate the email has been read [closed]

When the reading pane is on and messages can be viewed without opening them, is this the equivalent of reading an email? I mostly use Microsoft Outlook 2013 but I am looking for a general answer for ...
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A website got my email address from an acquaintance. The site's emailed me five times now. Are the emails spam? Can I report them? [closed]

The situation Lots of websites nowadays allow their users to "invite a friend" or "refer a friend": to email the friend and encourage them to join the website. Sometimes the websites even encourage ...
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How to create an address whitelist from a list of mails in Mozilla Thunderbird?

I have a long list of emails which are not spam and I want to create a spam filter whitelist for all sender email addresses in this list. In Mozilla Thunderbird 38.4.0, I only found an option to use ...
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Filter messages in Mozilla Thunderbird by Message Source

I have been receiving an ongoing array of junk email messages (2 to 3 a day) that I would like to filter away somehow while using Mozilla Thunderbird. These message have a message body with no text. ...
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How is it possible that I receive spam from myself? [duplicate]

in my Gmail, occasionally I receive spam from my own email address, like: from: me@gmail.com to: me@gmail.com I am logged in to "Thunderbird" and "Chrome" on my PC, and a "Gmail" app on my ...
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Spam Gets Past Gmail Server's Authentication

Below is one spam example I received today in Gmail. The authentication referred to means that a username and password (to use Google's server) were correctly provided by 110.2.164.153 at some point ...
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Debug or disable sendmail auth=SERVER

It seems like people are sending spam through my mailserver using SMTP server authentication. I’m getting bounces of undelivered mail The bounces contain correct Received: headers from my mail ...
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How to regain some privacy when using OS X Mail?

My Gmail account used to be a safe haven of sorts. I trusted that I'd only receive email from family, friends, and services for which I had explicitly subscribed. Google was really good about ...
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Outlook is supposed to block all images in an email but occasionally allows some of them through. Why is this?

Typically when my Outlook receives an email it by default blocks all images in it. However occasionally I get spam emails containing one or more images that are not blocked. An example of this can be ...
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How to avoid exchange server to mark mails as junk mail

I have a web-site that generates e-mail notifications to site users based on different events. For instance every week a status mail is send out. Another example could be that input from one user will ...
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Is there some way to prevent my e-mail account to receive so much spam?

I had one e-mail account that I used to register at many websites. This account started to receive several spam emails that I would classify as: Blatantly spam: those are nicely filtered by gmail, ...
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Are emails marked as junk in Outlook passed to the Exchange server to improve its spam filter?

I have been getting more spam emails to my corporate account recently. I have asked our Service Desk to block these at server level – so this is not the issue. If I mark a message as junk in the ...
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Spam email coming from name of person I know, but with wrong email address

I recently received a spam email as follows: From: Friend's name <dglee222@knu.ac.kr> Subject: Fwd: healthy belly fat loss without starvation To: Me <myemail@optonline.net>` it's just ...
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Thunderbird Message Filter Doesn't “Run Now” (Spam Assassin)

A cPanel email account had a ton of spam in it, so I downloaded everything to Thunderbird to try to filter out all the junk. I now have a local folder in Thunderbird that has a ton of unfiltered spam ...
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C# program sending email, always marked “Suspected Spam” by Gmail

I wrote a simple email program for a client. It sends an email. Just one. No bulk operation here. Yet, every email is marked as "Suspected Spam" by Gmail. I read that there is a statistical ...
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Mails to Microsoft's servers rejected

When I send an email to any Microsoft address it's instantly rejected. Searching for a while I find that only MS servers blacklist my IP, and I need to go to JMRP and ask them to remove it: ...
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Spam from your e-mail address

I reckon we all have seen it, e-mail sent with the From header set to your own e-mail address, as if you are the one sending the spam. I always thought there is nothing you can do about it, as the ...
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E-Mail spam content related to browser history?

I have experienced some strange things about an email address which is in use for about ten years. The address is connected to all of my shopping accounts and Paypal; getting 1-2 spam mails per day is ...
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Vestacp - exim mail forward goes to spam in gmail

I dont undestand why mail what forward mail re-send like spam. On server I use exim and VESTA Control panel. Here is source of the mail: Delivered-To: emailforforward@gmail.com Received: by ...
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How to bounce an email

I'm getting spam (thanks to NameCheap not properly cloaking my email address), and I'd like to bounce the emails back to the spammers so they think my account doesn't exist. They're not forged From ...
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“Procmail” component of getmail - spamassassin - procmail - mu4e

I'm a newbie trying to work out the following mail solution on a laptop where I'm the only user: getmail - spamassassin - procmail - mu4e (an emacs mail program) Right now I'm succeeding at ...
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How do I block exim from sending spam?

My exim 4 is sending spam from a random-name@mydomain.com address. How is this possible and how do I allow only www-data@localhost to send and to only deliver from myname@mydomain.com to ...
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Is this spam originating from my server?

I noticed some delivery errors in my Yahoo account, it mentions some of my data/email/servers: h2.adriantnt.com - my dedicated server 176.9.76.194 - ip of above server adriantnt333@yahoo.com - my ...
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Block changing spam email in Outlook 2010

How do you setup a junk email filter to block spam in Outlook 2010 where everything about the sender's email address changes except the top-level domain name, e.g. example@example.xyz. Everything ...
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what information in the email header are fake and which are correct?

I am receiving too many spam daily and would like to know which information are real and which are faked enable I can put a stop to these nasty spams. Below is one of the email headers. Almost all of ...
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How to find out what website my emails are coming from [closed]

My boyfriend keeps getting these emails saying so and so wants to meet. Well it's not like other sites that are fake - trust me I've done my research, this site is different as it uses .org and things ...
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How to tell from email header if sender address is legitimate

I received an email from Desk-017c@larsentoubro.com claiming that I have got an interview for Assistance Manager (exact words were - Result of your application for the position of assistant manager . ...
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Add custom SpamAssassin rules to e-mail header

Is there a way to configure SpamAssassin to show any custom rules that an e-mail matches in the incoming headers, as the built-in rules do? For example, I have the following: Content analysis ...
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How to tell if razor is running?

I have a mailserver which is using amavis to do the spam testing (through spamassassin). Now I wanted to use razor and pyzor as well. I installed them and did the following: # su - amavis -s ...
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Outlook 2013 cannot send email (“Message rejected under suspicion of SPAM”, error 554)

I have been using a POP3 account in Outlook 2013 to download and send email for some time without any problem. Recently I have setup a new POP3 account and am having difficulty sending email. The ...
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Thunderbird: aggressively filtering non-latin emails (especially Chinese and Arabic languages)

What's the best way to filter Chinese and Arabic language emails? The following defines an example for Russian: https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/1009226 I can see how it works, since ...
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Thunderbird (31.6) does not filter by reply-to email address

I have recently received SPAM where I'd like the given reply-to address to be the filter criterion. However, Thunderbird 31.6 doesn't offer a "Reply-To" in the dropdown for filtering: Note that ...
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How do I block Postfix from sending spam?

My postfix is sending spam from a random-name@mydomain.com address. How is this possible and how do I allow only www-data@localhost to send and postfix to only deliver from myname@mydomain.com to ...
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How can I create a filter for these three gmail message headers?

I have an account that is being email bommbed. I need to create a filter to filter out these such emails. The problem is, I don't understand the header information well enough to create the filter. ...
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Why do spammers spell out the street addresses in their emails? [closed]

I've been getting a lot of spam/phishing emails recently and have noticed that spammers tend to use some tricks to get past the spam filters. For instance, pretty much all of them have some text that ...
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How to find out who (what process) is starting another process?

So no matter how many times I kill exim4 it immediately comes back to life. I have stopped the service and everything but something is bringing it back to life and using it for spamming. How do I ...
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How configure spamassassin to deliver spam to a spam folder [duplicate]

I created a small mail server following these instructions: https://www.linode.com/docs/email/postfix/email-with-postfix-dovecot-and-mysql for mail server and ...
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What is the best way to filter this specific message as spam?

I use my own rules to filter spam emails. I use Alpine email program. Consider the following header of a recent spam email. What are the best way to write a filter to mark this email as a junk in such ...
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Junk Email in Outlook still going to Junk folder

I have 3 users experiencing the following problem. I set up their email accounts, 2 addresses both using the same pst file in Outlook 2010. On initial set up, I set Junk Email settings to No Automatic ...
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Avoiding Mail Server Inconvenience

We run our own web server (Apache on Ubuntu) for a bunch of non-commercial websites, but there was no mail transfer agent installed on it, since they are complex to configure and maintain. You need to ...
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How to stop spam emails from a deleted account?

My hotmail account was hacked a long time ago. I followed the steps recommended by Microsoft to change my password and then deleted my account. But the hackers stole my contact list and is sending ...
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I want to get GMAIL spams identified, in desktop client, with pop3

I know IMAP solves the problem, but I don't want to use it. I want to have the gmail spam received inbox (already done that) but I want it in a way that my desktop email program can recognize it as ...
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How to configure SPF and DKIM to prevent mail going to spam folder

x-store-info:4r51+eLowCe79NzwdU2kR0zqpsRfiBoycNOl1Rdc4Wf7430jtHWQcYIrKJBAYArutl6yTQ5VQNWAmHikfoeKC6OfxZYs5RQXt5EONp5Fb+tgLbPo7J+jhd2D/FrCdQyzXUlVTtfPnBo= Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; ...
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Why do spammers not spoof the sender address as an email likely to be already whitelisted or trusted? [closed]

I realize that if they spoofed from @google.com and it's sent to a gmail address, it will show as spoofed. Wouldn't showing images aid them in proving that someone read the email? Or do spammers not ...
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Emails from my domain treated as spam by Gmail and Outlook [duplicate]

I know that this question asked multiple times before but I have a little bit different situation. In Brief: I have reverse DNS, PTR records, SPF records, DKIM 1024-bit key, IP not blacklisted, ...
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Spam detected by content scanner [duplicate]

I was writing to a friend of mine, back and forth, and suddenly I am getting the following message back: <email@example.com>: host mx1.example.com[123.123.123.123] said: 554 5.7.1 Spam ...