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

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Gmail sent messages rejected due to DMARC policy

I have an aol email account that I set up with my android device using the gmail client. In my gmail configurations I have "Send mail as:" in Settings > Accounts & Import set to reply from the ...
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Spam detected by content scanner

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 ...
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How Is It Possible To Send Email Under Our Domain Name

Spammers or someone is sending emails using our domain. The emails are from a user we didn't create called regeniaberry67a@ourdomain.com.au. The email is to regeniaberry@ubtanet.com. The ...
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Strange spam not appearing in any gmail web interface folder (including spam folder) but appears in inbox when reading email via imap

I received the following spam (I included the header) when reading my email by alpine email client. Strangely this email does not appear in any gmail web interface folders (including spam folder). ...
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Banned for reporting a site email as spam [closed]

I was banned from a website supposedly for reporting their emails as spam to Outlook. I'm wondering how they figured out I added them to the spam folder? Isn't that secret info? This is the full ...
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How to disable GMail anti-spam completely?

I'm using a desktop client with my own configured spam filter, and I'm absolutely unhappy with Gmail server side anti-spam, as it makes too much false-positives. How can I disable it? I've tried ...
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Outlook 2010, combine junk filters for separate inboxes?

Outlook 2010 appears to have an issue where it has a separate junk filter for separate inboxes. This doesn't work for my boss, and manually copying them over once a week sounds like a gigantic pain. I ...
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How to report spam sent through my website contact form without blocking it? [migrated]

Despite the Google captcha protection I receive some spam from my website contact forms. I want to report these spams but without blocking my contact form address. Explaination: when somebody send ...
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how to block spam email by subject in zimbra

How to block spam email by subject, I did try this step as well, but doesn't works. It uses custom_header_checks and define some parameters, I did try such parameters and restart the services but it ...
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Reporting a spam [closed]

I believe I was hacked last night. The worst thing is whoever did this has now changed my password and I can no longer access my main email account since this morning. I am petrified to know someone ...
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Delete “JUNK” email folder from Outlook

I have two junk email folders in Outlook. Can I delete one of them or are they both in the coding and not delectable?
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Incoming email returned to sender by a spam bocker called Kundenserver

Many incoming emails are sent back to sender. How can I unblock some of them? The subject line is 'mail delivery failed. Returning message to sender.'
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How to prevent hacked emails from sending out spam

I am new to this whole server admin thing ... I work for a small company, in which I am the web developer & server admin (a job I was thrown into). Please note, before taking this job I did not ...
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How to use spam filtering on a VPS with only mail forwarding (aliases)?

I have a VPS set up as MX for several of my domains. The e-mail for these domains are just aliases to other mail accounts (mostly Gmail) to forward incoming mail. Ofcourse this catches also much spam ...
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Detect spambot on ubuntu 12 TLS

Recently I discovered in my mail log that there is an enormous amount of spam being sent from my home server. I am running no websites, just zpanel. I closed down all the ports and am monitoring the ...
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Spam filter in Outlook 2010

Recently the one sender who I receive from most has been blocked. The messages do not appear in Junk or Junk E-mail folders, but show up if I search All Mail Items as being in a Spam folder. I can ...
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Strange emails in postfix queue

Currently I am not sending any emails, I have postfix and dovecot installed but in the in the postfix mail queue I see strange emails almost every minute, i dont know from where is this spam ...
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Why does Gmail mark some messages read and some unread in my Spam folder?

I use Gmail which has tremendous spam filtering capabilities. But, I'm curious why some messages are marked read vs. some left unread in the Spam label folder. Of my 1,000 current messages in Spam, ...
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What is the most effective way to blacklist a domain?

I have a domain name that is being used as the "from" address in millions of spam messages. I get over 10,000 NDRs every day! The original messages aren't coming from my machine, the spammers are ...
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Local SMTP Server — prevent spam flag?

I opened up port 25 on my router, so now I can use sendmail to send email. However, the emails I send are being marked as spam by my personal gmail account (understandably). The "from" field defaults ...
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Does MailScanner add any significant functionality to a modern Exim4?

Exim4, an MTA, seems to have support for a lot of anti-spam, virus, and malware support that can be configured into it. For example, see one user's configuration documented at ...
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How do I display the X-Spam headers in an Outlook 2010 mail folder?

I have two sets of spam scores stored in message headers, the first group is set by our trusty old mfiltro "spam box": X-VRSPAM-DESCRIPTION: legit X-VRSPAM-SCORE: 40.00 The second group is set by ...
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Blocked Senders list Outlook 2007

So a bit of a problems has arisen from a user having a load of emails from a particular address being unanswered because they were all appearing in their Junk Email folder in Outlook. We push a ...
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How does SMTPSVC on Hotmail set hostname in SMTP header?

The daily spam to my Hotmail-account today contained a message with a forged sender addresssuspicious enough for me to check the SMTP header. The only "Received" entry was: Received: from grogrol ...
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Outlook keeps putting good email into Junk Folder

I've been having a problem ever since I upgraded from Outlook 07 to 10. Outlook keeps putting good emails into the Junk folder. I'm pretty sure I know what the problem is, but I don't seem to be ...
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In Outlook 2007 is it possible to whitelist a domain plus all possible subdomains?

I frequently receive mail from a domain which uses a newly-generated subdomain tree in the From address each time, e.g. blah@foo1.bar2.example.com glarg@foo3.bar4.example.com The subdomain names ...
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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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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” globally? [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 myname@yahoo.com to someoneelse@theirowndomain.com, 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 info@notmyrealdomain.com. It's receiving lots of spam so I want to set up a different account and use that, let say contact@notmyrealdomain.com. 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 ...