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

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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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How can a hacker access a Yahoo account? [closed]

I talked to someone today who had an interesting issue: After clicking on a link in his Yahoo mailbox, all persons in his address book got spam from him. What happened? Has his computer been hacked ...
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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 ...
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My Spam Trap Caught A Company - How Legitimate Is Their Response?

I have my own domain (lets call it MyDomain.com), and my email account is set up such that all mails sent to @MyDomain.com will end up in the same mailbox. So, think of a word, put it in front of ...
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Is there a way to use Regular Expressions in Outlook rules?

Our mail server manages to filter a lot of spam, but the spammers seem to be finding ways to get around it. I am finding that much the current crop of stuff that gets through could be filtered on my ...
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Stop spamming activities coming from my emailaddress

I have had emails sent to all my contacts with spam like: viagra, medhealth, etc as if I sent it. How can I stop this?
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Mail from Gmail users go to junk mail and they should not

I have my Outlook express junk mail filters set nearly as low as possible, i.e., only the most obvious junk mail goes there. Yet numerous legitimate e-mails sent from other people's gmail accounts end ...
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Outlook 2010 Disable Junk Filter

I installed the new Outlook 2010 on my laptop. I have it setup with 4 pop accounts, no exchange or Imap, 1 account being gmail, and they are all configured to go to the same pst file (like pre-2010 ...
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Does EFS (Email Forwarding Server) brings Spam

I installed EFS (Email Forwarding Server) as POP3 connector for exchange 2007. It works but after few hours I start receiving spam emails. for example i receive email from one of my account ...
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Outlook Express 6 - Spam Blocker for a Novice?

One of my associates is a novice with computers. They get 50+ spams per day mixed in with their legitimate email. I've been using gmail for 6 years now, so I'm a bit out of the loop on spam blocking. ...
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Reading Usenet w/o Spam

I'm trying to read comp.lang.javascript. The group seems to be active with decent content, but there is so much spam in there. Currently I'm reading it via Google Groups ...
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How to remove the Junk E-mail folder from Outlook?

Is it possible to do this? I'm using Outlook with my GMail account, and as such I don't really need/want the Junk E-mail folder as GMail does a sufficiently good job in filtering out the spam. I've ...
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Putting codes in email subjects

We send out large quantities of email to our customers (work environment surveys). Sometimes our mailinglist for a client isn't quite up to date and we get bounce mails (address not found and such). ...
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Detect and delete spam email with Mac/Mail software

I keep receiving the following email. It changes the sender, and contents a little bit all the time, so my spam filter doesn't filter it out. Is there any way to find this pattern to filter it out? ...
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How to disable anti-spam in Outlook 2007 for specific account?

I don't want email received via one of my Outlook POP3 accounts to be put in the spam folder.
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How can I restore email from my “Junk email” folder?

I'm using Outlook 2007. I check my "Junk Email" folder ~once a month. This time I found that my whole Google Groups correspondence is there. I right-clicked a message and pressed "Add sender to safe ...
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How can I find a computer on my network that is doing mass mailings?

I was notified by my isp that one of my machines is sending out spam. This happened about 3 months ago on windows machine running cygwin that was hacked due to an SSH vuln. The hackers setup IIS and ...
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Free Outlook 2007 spam filter?

The built-in junk email filter that comes with Outlook 2007 is not powerful enough. Does anyone know of a free / open source spam filter for Outlook 2007?
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Can't get my mail.app filter I created to work on messages that are coming in to the Gmail IMAP spam folder

On Leopard, I use Mail.app. I have filters set up. They work. Except for this new one I made. It works when I choose Apply Filters manually. But does not seem to filter incoming messages. It is my ...