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

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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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Is This Forged And Spoofy Email? [closed]

The email from Agent@Adobe.com claims to be from Adobe. After analyzing its source i have not found anything suspicious, only ivest8 and this IP: 98.143.35.69. While invest8 shows a lot in Google, i ...
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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 ...
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Bounce mail spam in masses. What to do?

When I got up this morning I found more than 300 emails in my mailbox with numbers growing by the minute. All those mails were bounce mails coming from Russia. Looking at the attached original mails ...
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Is Junk Email auto scheduled for deletion in Outlook 2007?

Does Outlook 2007 automatically delete Junk email at scheduled intervals?
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From address going into junk mail folder in hotmail [closed]

I have a certain email address that hotmail is sending all emails from to the junk folder. If I send the same email, from the same server, with the same content, but from a different email address it ...
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Will jh3df6724@k2378jdfw.com bypass spam filters?

I'm very paranoid. Don't ask why because that's besides the point here. I want to create a domain with some random name, such as 723jr2d.com And then, when anyone asks for my email address, I want ...
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Securing smtp with login

I have a ispconfig server, and it seems that someone is using it to send spam. I got about 130 "Mail Delivery System" email about declined send email. This spammer uses my email address as sent from ...
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Unexplained systematic forwarding to spam (and search engines) in Firefox/Chrome

I have a nuts issue with Firefox. Each time I do a search on Google, then right-click a link to open it in a separate tab/window, Firefox stalls for a couple of seconds, then opens some ...
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disable opera's builtin bookmark spam “redir.opera.com/bookmarks/”

Just noticed that I have a lot "spam-like" bookmarks in my Opera, just like "16000 games" or "Best booking service" Most links are redir.opera.com/bookmarks/* also there are some links with ...
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How to troubleshoot BSOD after removal of virus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I'm battling a virus right now, I have a Windows 7 ultimate, 32 bit, Using AVG virus security. It's a ...
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How to prevent SPAM email from Yahoo Mail?

I am receiving same SPAM from Yahoo Mail. Accounts look to be different only having 8 random characters everytime like this: hfirnybp@yahoo.com ncbfkuop@yahoo.com opaswtui@yahoo.com How to block ...
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ISP mail server blocking me?

I'm currently writing an email client for fun/practice and I've noticed that after sending out a handful of test emails (10 or so) over a short period of time, the emails stop going through. At some ...
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How to retrieve Hotmail Spam filtered messages via POP3?

I use Thunderbird to retrieve e-mail messages from my Hotmail, but some of them are auomatically marked as spam in Hotmail. So I have to use www.hotmail.com to move them to Hotmail Inbox and then I ...
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Is not responding to spam a bad thing? [closed]

Is ignoring spam a bad thing? I mean, if you just get the email and ignore it, then you've basically confirmed that your email exists -- there wasn't any mail delivery failure notice to the spammer, ...
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Can I filter out spam based on it containing Chinese characters?

I regularly get spam email that has tons of what I assume are Chinese characters in it. Is there a way to setup Outlook to redirect any mail with these types of characters into my spam folder?
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What sources do spammers use to get email addresses?

From what sources do email spammers get their addresses? Wikipedia mentions the following: Harvesting email addresses from publicly available sources. This includes web pages (web crawling), ...
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why do some emails have impossible (past) dates?

I just got a spam email dated 1970/1/1. I laughed, but then thought about it a bit more. I get these from time to time - always spam - and assumed they did this to stand out in your inbox. But I'm ...
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Microsoft Excange antispam forges

Could someone please tell me about How MS Exchange fights against spam. I have experienced Mdaemon server setup. It could use DNS records checks (existance of ptr record, accordination of peer ip ...
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Why would someone send out emails with Subject: 45wz6 Body: aua? [closed]

Why would someone send out emails with the following information? Subject: 45wz6 Body: aua It seems like something a hacker/spammer would be doing but I am not sure what they are trying to ...
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Does e-mail address obfuscation actually work? [closed]

Most of the time when I see someone post their email address online, especially if it's a personal address, they use something like me [at] example [dot] com instead of the actual email address ...
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Are there any decent spam filters for Outlook?

Are there any other spam filters that work as well as Gmails' filter? Since we don't use Gmail for our mail I would prefer something that plugs into Outlook. I'm not the sys admin, so I don't have ...
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How to send emails without getting into Spam Act trouble? [closed]

Lets say I have a database of 60,000 emails. I would like to send them an email notifying them of a new related service (similar to what they've signed up) which adds value to what they already ...
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Outlook 2010 Block Email by IP Address

I have Outlook 2010. Is it possible to block incoming email using its IP Address? I have had a look at filters and the Junk Emal settings, but cannot find a specific IP Address filter. Question: ...
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What does the 'This message is from a trusted sender' message means in Windows live mail

Today I received an email from Ebay which I was reading in my Windows Live environement. I noticed a small green icon before the message, and at the top of the reading pane. The popup of the green ...
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Junk Mail folder in Hotmail won't sync with Outlook 2011 for Mac Junk mail folder

I just installed Office 2011 on my MacBook and then connected it to my hotmail plus account. It all works fine except the junk mail in the hotmail junk folder does not flow over to Outlook 2011. How ...
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If 'To' and 'From' headers are the spammer's email address, how did I get this email?

I tried to check header 1. I see my email address in "Envelope-to: my_email@my_domain.com" but not in To/CC/BCC how sender is able to do this? I think I'm not a BCC recepient because Thunderbird ...
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Can opening an email (in Gmail) plant a virus on my computer?

Gmail recommends sending the full message header of a spam email to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov. Source However, in order to get the "full header" you need to open the email Source ...
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my VPS is sending Attack to other servers. what could be possible scenarios?

I have a VPS that only has Wowza media server installed on it. I got a report from my VPS admin that my VPS is sending SPAM by attacking other servers from SSH. I have no idea what could be the reason ...
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My girlfriend's free AOL account is spamming her address book. How can I stop it?

The real problem is that she can't change her password. She used to have a paid AOL account about ten years ago, and converted it to a free account, but in order to change the password at ...
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My email isn't getting delivered

I've been using the same email address on google apps for years. In the last month or so, some of my emails haven't been delivered to the people I've sent them too. This has been happening when using ...
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how to see if someone has marked my email id as spam?

Is there any any to find if someone has marked my email id as spam? both mail ids are gmail id.
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Yahoo Mail: Hacking, Spoofing or Malware explosion [closed]

It could be just coincidence, but in the week that my wife complains that here account has been 'hacked', I receive dodgy emails from most of the people I know who still use Yahoo accounts. When my ...