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

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Spam-tag chinese spam mails via ISPConfig

I'm looking for a way to get rid of the ton of - I assume - Chinese spam mails I get every day. Is there a way to filter out mails which contain Asian characters in the subject? I googled around but ...
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SMTP Headers Guide [closed]

Is there a guide/cheat sheet that explains Email/SMTP headers in detail? I could not find any useful resources after plenty of Googling. The purpose is to understand the headers in order to be able ...
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Prevent email spam from vhosts [migrated]

We have a server with several vhosts (with php) running. Recently one vhost was overtaken from a "hacker" which manipulated the php scripts to send email spam. Because the other email servers blocked ...
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Do email providers care about me having numerous email accounts? [closed]

Well, I have a bad habit of making a new email and then switching everything over once I start receiving spam. Several years ago I chose a really long email address and I never received spam but this ...
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Gmail spam filter, is there a daily quota for it? And how do I make it less aggressive? [migrated]

My question is based on the experience in the last few days and the various tests I have done. I observed that if I do not read and simply delete some email which I had automatically put under some ...
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Exchange 2010 OOF spam response

We're using a Linux mailfilter/smarthost to filter email and tag it as spam before it reaches the Exchange 2010. Email that is over a certain threshold is simply dropped, but some small amount of spam ...
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Blocking or filtering chinese spam using postfix

My mail server runs postfix, spamassassin, amavis and sieve. Using a combination of any of these, is it possible to block or tag any mail I receive that is written in non-"English" characters? I.e ...
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Postfix is Sending Spam [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server, hosted on AWS, that powers a dozen WordPress installations using Nginx and php5-fpm. The problem just began one day. My server was down. Panic! Whenever I turned it on ...
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How do scammers get your contacts when they send emails that appear to come from you? [closed]

Everyone is familiar with ploys where scammers send fake emails to people in your contact list saying things such as "I am in jail in the UK and need you to wire $10,000...". When this happens to ...
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qmail server, failure notices. Is the server compromised?

Ive hosted my own email for years now, and only recently have I started receiving failure notices that I have not sent. Below is an example of a header Hi. This is the qmail-send program at ...
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conclusive way to block “onunload” spam (“are you sure you want to navigate away?”) [duplicate]

i'm looking for a conclusive, 100%-effective way to block this latest hideous trend of marketers and scammers alike. you'll be familiar with it yourself - it's a very easy way to tell whether or not ...
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DMARC Email SPF policy_evaluated & auth_result have inconsistent status

Some ( but not all ) of the emails from our service are flagged as phishing by gmail and spam by hotmail. The emails being marked as phishing are sent from an application deployed on EC2 VMs which ...
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Encrypted mail is rejected by mailserver

I started sending mail encrypted with openPGP (Thunderbird + Enigmail) this month and it has worked perfectly for several weeks. Today I attempted to send an encrypted message, but received this ...
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how can i STOP clipboard hijacking? [duplicate]

this is getting to be a real bugbear of mine, and from what i understand it's becoming more common. a few of you might have heard of tynt, a site that offers clipboard-hijacking services. with their ...
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Blocking ransom-ware like Cryptolocker

Here's the scenario. We've got around 15 - 25 physical machines, a few virtual ones, 3 or 4 file servers, mobile devices - the works in a single domain. A user reported that they'd been infected with ...
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SMTP blocking a legit email, no way to contact yahoo or anyone about it?

Very frequently, I have trouble emailing from Yahoo to people with their own domain. For example, when I send an email from [email protected] to [email protected], I'm getting a bounce ...
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Trojan that steals Thunderbird passwords [duplicate]

I have a client that has several emails set up in her Thunderbird email client. The email accounts that were set up to this computer were sending a lot of spam. I cleaned the computer with ...
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apache access.log requests from localhost to localhost

My server is spamming via postfix from www-data user. In apache access.log: 90.156.208.121 - - [20/Jan/2014:17:24:01 +0300] "GET /treningi.php HTTP/1.0" 200 21025 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; ...
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How can I see how much spam is blocked by specific junk filters I set up?

I've added several entries to my Blocked Senders list, but I'd like to know many messages each one is blocking. Entries that do nothing or almost nothing, I'd like to get rid of. Also, by knowing how ...
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IP address that is the equivalent of /dev/null

Is there an IP address that would result in any packet sent to be ignored (blackholed)? I know I can always set up a router with an IP address and then just have it ignore all packets sent to it, but ...
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Email spammed by unknown users with same domain

I had my website and email recently migrated to new server, somehow my email was spammed with some unknown users with same domain, I have been checked in server's control panel (Plesk), I never seen ...
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Changing Email address because of spam [closed]

I have an an email account, lets say [email protected] It's receiving lots of spam so I want to set up a different account and use that, let say [email protected] I want to use an ...
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How do I stop/pause the fetching of mail in Thunderbird?

I have an account in Thunderbird which has not been checked for a long time (I've been using Gmail, which doesn't delete any messages from the server). So this means when I click "Get Mail" it starts ...
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In Outlook 2010, whitelist messages based on subject

On a business website, I have several web forms that send me an e-mail message when they are submitted. However, in Outlook 2010, these form submissions often got put in the Junk folder. To solve ...
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DKIM configuration on Debian

Due to the fact that many e-mails we send with our company address do not get delivered, rejected or marked as spam, I searched for a solution on the web. One of the solutions I found was to use DKIM ...
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Outlook 2010, looking for a smarter “not a junk” option

Outlook 2010 marks some of newsletters I receive as junk. To move an email from a “Junk e-mails” to “Inbox” I right click on the email and then select “Junk” from a context menu, then click on “Not a ...
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How To Unsubscribe From Emails That Do Not Give You Means To Do That? [closed]

Sometimes somebody subscribes my email to their list without any of my permission which gives him convenience of spamming my inbox. I know there are email extractors but never heard of email ...
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Exchange 2013 ECP looping to login page

I have successfully installed Exchange 2013 on my Windows 2012 Server. Everything is set up, and things are working just fine. Until just a bit ago I tried logging into the management console ECP ...
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Why is my own e-mail address not listed in the To field?

I have received a suspicious e-mail. I am not affiliated with the company mentioned in the e-mail body, or the signer. However, I have been using the app they mention in the e-mail. They are inviting ...
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Reject forged emails with spamassassin from own email address

Lately I've been receiving ~10 emails per day from myself. It's my own domain hosted on my own server (at home). I'm running openpanel and spamassassin. How can I configure spamassassin to block such ...
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My email address is constantly listed by SORBS and barracudacentral, how can I remove my email definitly from those services?

I have removed the affected IPs several times from SORBS and BarracudaCentral. But is still listing me through different IPs. It's quite annoying to remove my IP several times per month. The curious ...
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Live Domains - email marked as spam

I'm using Domains Live for my domain as email service provider. However, those emails I send are usually marked as spam... I have set the MX record to Prove domain ownership and TXT record of Server ...
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E-mails from PostBox ends up in spam, E-mails sent from webmail doesn't

I have a weird problem going on. Whenever I send mails from my company's email account on PostBox (similar to Thunderbird for those that don't know) it ends up in the spam folder on the receiving ...
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Redirection from email addresses bound to site that asks them

I would like to: Have distinct email address for any site I register on Quick way to generate and "bind" random address to a site Automatic forwarding from these addreses to "main" address Block any ...
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http traffic is dominated by spambots and crawlers. can I preserve resources for my 'actual' users?

I host websites on a personal VPS. I've recently noticed that traffic is being dominated by robots instead of real users. This is something that Google Analytics isn't flagging presumably because many ...
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Emails In Inbox Originating From The Same Address (Yahoo! Spam)

I have a client who gets spam emails addressed as her email address. ie From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: Penis pills, etc. How do I deal with this junk? I changed ...
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Block all referer request on Apache

I use my Apache server for a B2B application and I want to block all the referer requests like this one : [Tue Aug 13 14:23:05 2013] [error] [client 74.63.192.51] File does not exist: C:/Program ...
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Incoming server mail (MDA) behind ISP => different reverse DNS: How bad?

I would like to operate an incoming-only MDA (Mail Delivery Agent) server mail for domain xyz.com on an Ubuntu server hosted behind my ISP (Internet service provider) Comcast. The objective is to ...
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Configure Ubuntu Server VPS to send mail without going to spam

I have installed and configured Postfix on a VPS. I have managed to get it so I can send and receive mail. However every time I send mail from It, it get's marked as spam and was wondering how I ...
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Possible moneybookers malware?

I am Mac user and few minutes ago I had to check my network traffic with tcpdump and I was surprised of the output. I send tons of requests to g1.moneybookers.com From what I see I send more than one ...
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Do multiple e-mail aliases on the same domain protect privacy?

Many web services require a valid email address for registration. If I use the same address for every service, only one needs to be hacked, and soon the adress is "contaminated" with spam. ...
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Is it possible to limit number of emails per user per period on Exim?

I'm wondering if it's possible to limit number of emails allowed from a specific email account on Exim (maybe set a 20 email per hour limit for [email protected]). I'd like to see if I can use this as a ...
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Adding mail header as column in Thunderbird

I'd like to be able to display the contents of an email header (X-Spam-Score) as a column in the email list within Thunderbird. This header is added by my mail providers Spam Assassin install, and ...
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Do spam filters block emails whose 'from' field's domain is different from SMTP server domain?

Consider an email sent from smtp.eumx.net: From: "John William" <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected], [email protected], ... Note that the ...
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How do you stop downloading the spam folder with a Gmail account?

How do I force my email client (eM Client) to stop downloading emails in the spam folder of my Gmail account? Is there a way to permanently delete spam from the server before they get sent to my spam ...
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Warning popups that direct to 3rd party sites

Lately, I've been getting warning popups on my browser (latest version of Chromium) that notify me that my Java version of the current browser is outdated and needs to be updated. What's alarming to ...
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how to remove content of all spam folders at once in Windows Live Mail?

I use Windows Live Mail to read several email accounts, and get some spam for each email account. There is a way to show them altogether in "All undesired/spam/junk messages" ("Tous les messages ...
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Can I set Thunderbird to move all spam/junk mail to my inbox instead?

My upstream e-mail provider (Tormail) has a horrendous false-positive rate. There is also no webmail address book thingy that can whitelist stuff. Almost all of my friends' mail goes into the junk ...
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Spam emails purporting to come from people I know, but with the wrong email addresses

Over the past two days I've gotten two spam emails whose From: lines contained the names of people I know, but with totally incorrect email addresses. Both contacts are Facebook friends of mine, but ...
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Being blocked by email servers constantly

I have a shared hosting service and this is the first time I am using it for email. It has been 2 weeks and everyday I am getting different mail rejection errors. My provider changed the IP of the ...