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 Stop auto sending Delivery Status Notifications in Thunderbird

I'm using thunderbird and I have the odd spammer which is sending emails with a delivery status notification which is basically telling them that we are a living person and to send more. Is there a ...
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Easy spam block in Gnus

What is the easiest way to block a certain email address from sending you messages in Gnus?
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Spam Activity From my computer

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I'm using HTTP proxy over ssh as mentioned here. When I start TinyProxy, I can see the traffic log. Edited: If you look at the log, you can see that all of the traffic ...
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Configure Firewall so that server can't be used for SPAM [closed]

So, my ISP unblocked port 25 for my IP, and now my email server is being used for sending spam. I just need it to work only from my localhost, and thats it. How do I configure Windows firewall to do ...
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Port 'pop-ups' to new tab browser hack/block pop-ups per ad production agency?

I sometimes feel obligated to accept non-malicious popups that don't contain flash. Pop-up ads monetize some of my favorite websites, actually. Unfortunately, regardless of whether or not an ad ...
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How can I make bogofilter update the X-Bogosity header from Unsure to Ham?

I have a mutt macro that classifies mail as either Spam (F9) or Ham (F10) by running it through bogofilter. However, I would like the X-Bogosity header to be updated when I do this, rather than ...
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Finding BCC in Internet mail headers

I am running Outlook 2010 connected to an Exchange 2003 server. Often times, the spam that I received is sent to "undisclosed-recipients". I'm guessing that's because my email address (or an email ...
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Junk mail criteria used by Exchange and/or Outlook

Is there any documentation, official or unofficial, about how email ends up in the junk folder? Emails from a domain that I am hosting ends up in my junk folder, and presumably in everybody else's ...
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postfix: block mails to a specific and non existent mail address

How could I block mail to an incoming address that spammers are hammering via postfix? I have a webmin interface to postfix, so if this can be done via webmin interface that would be great.
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Quickly generate email aliases from the Windows system tray

I would like to be able to generate email address aliases which forward to my main email address really quickly and easily. Basically, I'm sick of spam, and I have found the best way to deal with it ...
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Getting redirected to www.website-unavailable.com

When ever I type a wrong URL in to my URL bar, it redirects me to: www.website-unavailable.com How do I stop this from happening? I would much rather just get redirected to Google. This happens in ...
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In Outlook 2010, does moving messages to the Junk E-Mail folder train Outlook for subsequent spam/junk email detection?

In Outlook 2010, When I receive a piece of spam in my Inbox and then move it into the Junk E-Mail folder (not using the Junk button, just moving it like any other folder move), does this action train ...
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How do I report email with malware from a friend without getting him blocked?

For the past few weeks, I have received a lot of malware-ridden email from a friend who has expressed an inability to fix the problem with his computer at this time. (I sent him an SU link for ...
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My Mac keeps broadcasting UDP packets to 255.255.255.255:2008

The source port changes rapidly, from 49xxx to 6xxxx. I tried to use lsof -i udp, and see there's process named mDNSRespo which holds a lot of udp sockets. However, none of these sockets' ports are of ...
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How do I raise the SmarterMail maximum scanning size for a message?

I've got this one spammer sending really lengthy spam. They're brilliant, these guys are top notch and I'd suggest anyone who wants to spam the hell out well configured spamassassin protected boxes ...
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Return delivery fails coming from random emails from my domain, afraid of being blacklisted

I have been receiving spam to my email contact@mydomain.com, and all of them are return delivery fails from randomaddresses@mydomain.com (each delivery fail is from a different random address). I have ...
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Yahoo Mail vulnerability resulting in emails with no subject and a single link

Lately I've gotten random emails from friends with Yahoo Mail (or sbcglobal.net, which uses Yahoo Mail) without a subject and some random URL that I'm not going to click on. At first I thought that ...
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Can Microsoft Security Essentials Signature Update Notifications be Avoided?

I have my Windows Automatic Updates set to "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.". However, if I install Microsoft Security Essentials, can I have the daily virus signatures ...
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Spam sent to 100 plus contacts in yahoo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent Sending Spam with my Yahoo Account? Over 100 spam emails were sent from my yahoo account. They do not appear in the sent folder. I changed my password, etc. ...
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Mail.app and gmail spam

gmail's spam filter learns very quickly and marks messages as spam even after just once or twice that I marked messages from a certain sender as such. Since I use Mail.app with POP to fetch gmail, ...
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Store data for later reuse in Greasemonkey

I would like to add a remove/blacklist button next to all links in the Blogspot statistics. Some of them are referrer spam, and I would like to remove them forever. So far I'm selecting them using ...
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Why the email i send are detected as spam from Google, Yahoo, MSN etc?

Here are the example headers of an email sent to a Google address. Delivered-To: *@gmail.com Received: by 10.14.100.10 with SMTP id y10csp109835eef; Tue, 8 May 2012 01:44:02 -0700 (PDT) ...
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i got listed in XBL/CBL but the computer does not contain malware

We got blocked because we were listed in CBL for the following reason: This IP is infected with, or is NATting for a machine infected with Torpig, also known by Symantec as Anserin. This ...
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Using sa-learn on already filtered mails?

To have spamassasin working correctly you need to train it: feeding it ham and spam messages. But what happens when you feed it spam messages which have already been processed? And by that I mean: ...
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Is there a way to add an email address to multiple users' Outlook 2007/2010's Safe Sender List without user input?

We are looking for a method of adding an email address to multiple users' Outlook 2007/2010 (we have a mixed environment) Safe Sender's list without the users having to do anything. Is there a ...
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Move spam detected mails to users “Spam” subdirectory

My mailserver setup is based on Das Postfix Buch ( from an good german IT consultant agency ) and the ISPmail Tutorials. In short I use virtuals ( maildir ) with MySQL config backend and amavisd-new ( ...
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Prevent Sending Spam with my Yahoo Account?

Today morning I found my Yahoo Mail account sent several emails with Subject re: and this body : this is crazy you should give it a look http://www.wanews15.net/biz/?news=9080205 to all my contact ...
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Why do Thunderbird junk mail controls suddenly yield significant amounts of false positives?

I'm using Thunderbird basically since forever and still run the initial instance; usually I updated in a timely manner and am using 11.0.1 17.02 accordingly now. Approximately four days ago the ...
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Email server at home with dyndns

I've set up an email server at home using MS Exchange (courtesy of MSDNAA). All the necessary ports are open and everything works as expected for the most part. For the time being, I just have one ...
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Thunderbird: filters don't match links

I use filters to remove undesirable messages (in addition to the integrated spam filter). My problem is, since years (so with every Thunderbird release I ever had, even the current one which is up to ...
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Why can't I get an email address to be accepted by Outlook?

In Microsoft Outlook emails from a trusted source continue to be placed in Junk. The email address is in my contacts I've selected "always trust emails from..." I've even created a rule that says ...
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All Gmail IMAP messages go to Junk folder in Outlook 2007

All mails I receive in Gmail are received fine. When I ask Outlook to send and receive, I receive the mails in question – and they all go to Outlook's Junk mail folder. They are totally removed from ...
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Email mistakenly marked as spam [closed]

I have my own email server and I've recently noticed that many of the emails I sent ended up in the recipients' spam folder. I have verified the IP of my mail server and it's not in any blacklist. ...
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Yahoo IMAP Spam folder not recognized by Outlook 2007

Yahoo uses the name Bulk Mail for it's spam folder, when connecting via IMAP. However, Outlook 2007 by default uses the name Junk E-mail. So whenever I connect to my Yahoo email account with ...
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Totally Disable Junk Mail in Thunderbird

I have a problem with junk mail filtering in Thunderbird and I just want to turn it off completely; however as far as I can see it's not actually enabled anywhere; and further to that I went into my ...
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How to add an E-Mail filter for messages received in Thunderbird? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I train Thunderbird's spam filter? Ii'm using Thunderbird email client with a gmail account. I need to somehow filter from client side (in Thunderbird) some ...
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Valid email account sends spam regularly

A friend's yahoo email account sends emails with subjects like: This Kit changed all my life no regrets after doing this venture Look what i found here! What can he do to about it? Thanks!
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Training Exchange spam filter via OS X Mail.app

My company uses Exchange 2007 for our mail server (via 3rd party hosted service), I use OS X Mail.app on my MacBook Pro. When viewing my junk folder in the webmail interface, there's a "Not Junk" ...
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Blocked by Baraccuda anti-spam, how to remove

I believe the purpose of the question is not just Barracuda but to understand the system better. Lets say your company email is blocked by Barracuda security system when you sent an email to a friend ...
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How to protect myself against an email identity scam?

I'm using Windows 7 and Windows Live Mail. Yesterday some spam email was sent from my computer to all of my contacts! How do I stop this? Is there any way to do a security prompt before email send ...
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Bayesian filter for email importance field?

The problem with importance in email is that it's set by the sender. Which leads some people to just set everything high when sending, ettiquette be damned. Usually I write a set of mail filters for ...
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Is this a valid paypal email? [closed]

I have a Gmail and a live mail so I forward my live mails to Gmail. I don't remember signing up for PayPal using live mail. I work for a signer and I sell her songs online using PayPal so these days ...
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Why does gmail think mail my server sends is a spam? [closed]

Complete message received by Gmail (email, server ip and host are replaced): Delivered-To: <myemail> Received: by 10.180.24.132 with SMTP id u4cs216052wif; Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:22:03 ...
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Delete hotmail account but keep MSN messenger

Is it possible to delete hotmail account but keep MSN messenger. My hotmail account got hacked into sending spam and I'm just fed up. I want to get rid of the email account but unfortunately I do use ...
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What to do with 6.7GB of logs from a http proxy used by someone to initiate attacks?

Background: I had experimented with nginx's proxy caching mechanisms one night to see if I could speed up a very slow website for a friend of mine -- this experiment went on late into the night, ...
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How can someone send an email from my own account?

I've been receiving emails addressed to my email xxxxxxx@yahoo.com from my same email xxxxxxx@yahoo.com. In other words the from and to are the same. How is that possible? Here are the headers of the ...
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How can I prevent Outlook from adding junk e-mail lists to the server?

When I start up Outlook 2007, and sometimes while it's running, I get the following message: Cannot add to the server Junk E-mail Lists, you are over the size allowed on the server. The Junk ...
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Merging one client-side junk email filter with another, learning from each other

I have my desktop email client which is teaching a filter about junk emails, and I am also using the same filter in another machine. I want then to take the learnings of both filters and merge them ...
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Starting point to building a Linux spam firewall (Barracuda alternative)?

Could someone point to a tutorial or a pre-build distro that can act as a spam firewall? We currently use a barracuda but the license is run up and I'm looking for a cheaper alternative.
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Does E-Mail obfuscation by converting the E-Mail into HTML Hex/Decimal unicode work? [closed]

This question is in response to this question asked here before. I was thinking about simply converting the email into HTML Hex/Decimal unicode. Example: To show john.appleseed@mail.com I'd use the ...