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

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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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E-Mail spam content related to browser history?

I have experienced some strange things about an email address which is in use for about ten years. The address is connected to all of my shopping accounts and Paypal; getting 1-2 spam mails per day is ...
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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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How to stop the obvious spam in messenger without removing contact?

A trusted friend of mine has been sending me spam for the last few weeks. This is obviously hacked or something. But I don't which account is it since his yahoo, facebook, linkedin and what not ...
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Filtering junk mail in Outlook 2007 where sender is using my email address

I keep getting mail which I try to filter as junk. Problem is, it is sent from my e-mail address while writing that the name of the sender is "Viagra yada yada yada (myRealEmail@email.com)" I can't ...
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Creating a Rule in outlook for time period

There seems to be a few posts on this but none of the answers seem to work for us. We're running outlook 2016. We're getting an incredible influx of spam hitting our inboxes. The thing is these ...
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Add custom SpamAssassin rules to e-mail header

Is there a way to configure SpamAssassin to show any custom rules that an e-mail matches in the incoming headers, as the built-in rules do? For example, I have the following: Content analysis ...
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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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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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How to bounce an email

I'm getting spam (thanks to NameCheap not properly cloaking my email address), and I'd like to bounce the emails back to the spammers so they think my account doesn't exist. They're not forged From ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Junk mail is recognized, but not filtered

I've already posted this question on the Mozilla Thunderbird forum, and the people who responded were unable to figure out what is happening. I hope I'll have better luck here! I'm using Thunderbird ...
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How to block spam email using Outlook 2011?

I'm using Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac and I'm getting so much spam I'm not sure how to control it. In the past, I always applied "Block Sender" and "Mark as Junk" to any spam email messages I ...
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Why is Junk Email still delivered to the Inbox?

I have backed up outlook pst files from Outlook 2007 and imported the pst files to Outlook 2010, but Junk Email still delivered to the inbox. I have set my Junk E-mail Filter level to High and still ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Spam mail header Analysis

I have downloaded spam dataset ,as i am working on spam detection. Below is a snapshot of Email header received. Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by phobos.labs.netnoteinc.com (...
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Mails get rejected with error code 550 5.4.1 different domains

I've a online tool where different people can create things and other people can book it. So there are three mail adresses involved: My customer: customer1@gmail.com The customer of my customer: ...
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Virus keeps appearing. How can i find the security hole?

I just started working with this client recently, and when i got into his server, it was full of viruses. At least 4 of his cpanel users had viruses on their websites (completely managed by him). The ...
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How do I eliminate the hostname from HELO greeting of postfix?

According to http://www.postfix.org/BASIC_CONFIGURATION_README.html, postfix should derive $myhostname if you set myorigin = just the domain name, however I haven't found that to be the case. I did ...
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How to reliably configure custom Spamassassin rules with Amavisd (on Ubuntu)

I've used Amavisd with Spamassassin for years... my configuration used to 'work' (though it may never have been "right") now, it appears as if /etc/spamassassin/local.cf configuration is ignored when ...
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Hold outgoing spam by header in postfix

I would like to hold outgoing spam emails by checking the X-Spam-Flag header. I tried with smtp_header_checks (/^X-Spam-Flag:\s+YES/ HOLD), but it doesn't allow HOLD. I don't want to discard it ...
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How to create an address whitelist from a list of mails in Mozilla Thunderbird?

I have a long list of emails which are not spam and I want to create a spam filter whitelist for all sender email addresses in this list. In Mozilla Thunderbird 38.4.0, I only found an option to use ...
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Filter messages in Mozilla Thunderbird by Message Source

I have been receiving an ongoing array of junk email messages (2 to 3 a day) that I would like to filter away somehow while using Mozilla Thunderbird. These message have a message body with no text. ...
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Spam Gets Past Gmail Server's Authentication

Below is one spam example I received today in Gmail. The authentication referred to means that a username and password (to use Google's server) were correctly provided by 110.2.164.153 at some point ...
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Debug or disable sendmail auth=SERVER

It seems like people are sending spam through my mailserver using SMTP server authentication. I’m getting bounces of undelivered mail The bounces contain correct Received: headers from my mail ...
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How to regain some privacy when using OS X Mail?

My Gmail account used to be a safe haven of sorts. I trusted that I'd only receive email from family, friends, and services for which I had explicitly subscribed. Google was really good about ...
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How to avoid exchange server to mark mails as junk mail

I have a web-site that generates e-mail notifications to site users based on different events. For instance every week a status mail is send out. Another example could be that input from one user will ...
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Thunderbird Message Filter Doesn't “Run Now” (Spam Assassin)

A cPanel email account had a ton of spam in it, so I downloaded everything to Thunderbird to try to filter out all the junk. I now have a local folder in Thunderbird that has a ton of unfiltered spam ...
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what information in the email header are fake and which are correct?

I am receiving too many spam daily and would like to know which information are real and which are faked enable I can put a stop to these nasty spams. Below is one of the email headers. Almost all of ...
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I want to get GMAIL spams identified, in desktop client, with pop3

I know IMAP solves the problem, but I don't want to use it. I want to have the gmail spam received inbox (already done that) but I want it in a way that my desktop email program can recognize it as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mark sender as non-junk email sender in Outlook 2013

For some reason Outlook 2013 is hellbent on putting all email sent from some email addresses into the Junk Email folder, despite these emails being legitimate and safe. Moving all of these emails to ...
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Accepting unkown users in Skype, any threat for malware?

Occasionally (as in once per week or so) I receive contact requests, but don't recognize the username. Sometimes this is simply because someone I know uses a username I am not aware of, but just as ...
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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 ...