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Is there a way to automatically ban an address in Gmail?

In Yahoo! Mail, in the settings section, we have an item named "banned addresses", which means that we normally don't receive email messages from that address. It doesn't go to spam, trash, etc. We ...
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Filter Gmail spam based on content not address

I have a Gmail account and a work email account which is not Gmail. My Gmail fetches my work account and places these emails under a special label. Good so far. We have a request tracker at work, ...
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How do I deal with Google Group spam pretending to be from Google group?

I have a closed google group that I administrate as the only owner. Only members are allowed to send email to this group. For purposes of this example, let's say it's called "my-group". Normal users ...
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Will emptying my spam folder in Google Mail contribute to their spam filters?

This is a follow up to Does marking an email as spam in Gmail affect the filter for everyone? In the Gmail web interface, if I go to the spam folder and clear it, this can be interpreted as a ...
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Can I limit LinkedIn requests to second degree connections?

I get a number of LinkedIn requests from people I don't know, and who don't know anyone I know (i.e. they're not a 2nd degree connection). I have no idea who these people are, and the requests feel ...
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How can I automate reporting spam on Google groups?

I'm a member of a particular Google group such as: math. I want to automate the process of clicking on a messsage, either from a certain user or having a subject line such as "books", and then ...
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How to filter messages whose subject start and end with emojis (goomojis)? [duplicate]

In Gmail, I get a lot of spam whose subject starts and ends with emojis. How do I catch these messages with a filter as to skip spam and automatically delete them? They always start and end with the ...
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How to recover a message mistakenly identified as spam by Inbox?

I found a non-spam message that was automatically placed in spam folder (a false positive). In the Gmail interface, I would click "Not spam" to remove the message from spam folder. But I could not ...
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Hide email addresses in mailman archive view

I cannot find an option to hide email addresses in mailman. There are only options to set the Whole archive to private or open. The latter shows all email addresses of senders in the archive view ...
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Prevent Gmail telling me about an email that contains a virus or suspicious attachment?

I have a Gmail account which is set to pull in emails from an old POP3 account. For various reasons, I need to keep doing this. At least several times a day I will get the following email from "Gmail ...
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How can I report a spam email that has never sent anything to me?

We just bumped into some spam on security SE. We mod nuked it, but I wanted to report the email address there. I found this, but it seems that you the person needs to have mailed you spam before: ...
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How to block an email permanently on Outlook.com?

Why do I keep getting emails from whatever@1und1.de? I added them to my blocked senders list as seen here: But I keep receiving emails from that same sender: I'm really confused as to why this ...
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Wikipedia Spam Filter Notice

I've been an occasional Wikipedia editor and user for many years. Twice recently when I tried to make a minor page edit, I received the following error: "Spam filter notice" Your edit was not saved ...
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What to do if someone keeps adding me to a trello board without my knowledge?

I am new to trello. Adding members to trello seems too easy, that I really think I have to ask about it here. I was reading this: http://help.trello.com/article/717-adding-people-to-a-board and ...
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How to permanently delete Gmail spam?

Can there be a Gmail Gadget App that permanently blocks or deletes spam? Phong mentions the following in his answer to the question How can I auto-delete some spam from Gmail? If cluttering your ...
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Gmail is throwing emails from my academic address to spam

Today I sent an email from my Google Apps academic address to a friend of mine, and he said that didn't received nothing. Then I send an email to my personal Gmail and noticed that it send it to ...
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Why are my server’s emails are going to others’ “unwanted” or “junk” folders? [duplicate]

My email accounts are working properly and my (shared) server IP doesn’t seem to be blacklisted. When sending emails, I do not get any bounce messages. The emails I send all look fine and their ...
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How to stop Gmail from blocking multi-lingual emails?

I happened to look in my Gmail spam folder and by chance I noticed a very important invoice from a well-known worldwide organisation I have recently done business with. It's a legitimate invoice for ...
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Mailchimp spam alert: HTML & subject

I'm using Mailchimp for sending newsletter campaigns. Usually, messages get the inbox but I have noticed sometimes they run to spam folder. In addition I have received the following alert from ...
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Large amounts of spam, what should I do?

During the past week I've been receiving huge amounts of spam on my gmail account, something like 300 messages per 12 hours at its peak. It all gets successfully filtered into my spam folder which I ...
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Is it possible to protect a Cognito Form with a CAPTCHA?

Is there any way to protect the form from spam-robots, i.e., choose a Cognito CAPTCHA?
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Mark large numbers of messages as “not spam”

I receive large numbers of messages daily from an automated system, and I've just discovered that many of them have been marked as spam. I now have ~16,000 non-spam messages in my Gmail spam folder, ...
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Import MBOX file to Gmail, but pass it through spam filter?

I have an MBOX file of an old email account that I wanted to merge into Gmail as an alias. However, this MBOX file has a bunch of spam emails in it that I want to basically verify and discard. If I ...
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Do other outlook.com users find certain domains and keywords cannot be blocked via rules? e.g. support.com, email.com

I have been using outlook.com since forever, with a hotmail address that was migrated. I've set up a ton of rules to delete spam, and most of them seem to work fine. But a few of them flat-out are ...
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Why do my emails from another account (POP) always end up in spam on GMail

I've added another POP account on my GMail and the mail that I receive on that account always goes to spam folder. I've added a filter which prevents mails going to spam if the To address is my ...
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Making Gmail filter out spam based on spamassassin headers

I have an email account that forwards mail to my Gmail account. It looks like that Gmail is less strict to the emails that are forwarded to it compared to those that come to Gmail directly. It means ...
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Internal Google Apps emails being marked as spam

Today a bunch of users have complained about internal emails ending up in their spam boxes in Gmail. Especially when they send it to the email group. How do I fix this?
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Cannot register at forum.subsonic.org - all IPs banned

I'm trying to register at http://forum.subsonic.org/forum/ucp.php?mode=register but all IPs I've tried are banned. The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again. Your IP 201.221.131.203 ...
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Too many good emails are designated as spam in Gmail

I use Outlook to download all of my email from Gmail. In the last few weeks I noticed that Gmail is labeling many of my valid emails as spam. These are from sources that have sent me emails for many ...
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Get rid of Russian junk from my Gmail

For a while now, the spam folder in my Gmail everyday gets simply flooded with Russian-speaking / Russian-written junk e-mails. How can I get rid of it? Is there any filter in Gmail, that let me ...
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Yahoo approving spam SPF to be sent from another email server

I have a friend with a Yahoo mail account. She noticed that friends are receiving emails from her that contain spam links. I looked at the header for the email and it's clear that the emails didn't ...
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How to mark junkmail as spam in Corporate Gmail

Our office administrator booked me for some travel through Travelocity and provided my email address. Now my inbox is filling up with spam from Travelocity (multiple pieces of junk a day on a low ...
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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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Download spam from Gmail account

I want a simple way to download all the messages in the Spam folder in my Gmail account. Any idea how to do that?
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How to link directly to Gmail's Spam Folder

I'm trying to help our users find our confirmation email if it's in their spam folder. So if they have an @gmail.com address I'll link to "how to search" and "look in your spam folder"
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Is it possible to detect if a web app is selling emails to spammers? [closed]

I use Gmail. A friend recommended that I try this game: empire.goodgame.com. I haven't; I hate Flash games but I did sign up using my Gmail address to see how it goes. Ever since, I've been receiving ...
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How to disable all Facebook e-mail notifications except friend requests and personal messages?

Is there a way to disable all Facebook e-mail notifications, except friend requests and personal messages? In the Account Settings → Notifications → Email section there are 2 options: All ...
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Gmail marks Facebook emails as spam, and “don't send to Spam” filter breaks label functionality - what can I do?

For some reason, almost every email Facebook sends me (usually notifications about something posted in a group) ends up being marked as "Spam" by Gmail. I've tried creating a filter ...
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How to automatically reject emails from email addresses?

In my Yahoo! account I get a lot of spam emails. They are automatically moved in Spam folder. But it's very annoying to delete the spam emails, so that's why I want to automatically reject such ...
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Google Calendar notifications go to Gmail spam box

I mistakenly marked Google Calendar notification email as a spam, so these notification mails go to spam box. How can I let these emails come to inbox hereafter?
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Can a virus access Gmail contacts?

My contacts have recently been receiving spam emails from my Gmail address. I am quite certain it is my Gmail contacts (one address is a craigslist response address that I once used). So it would ...
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Stopping “shared a video with you” emails/spam from YouTube?

I keep getting emails from YouTube telling me about random strangers supposedly sharing videos with me. I do not know these people and they are unlikely sharing videos with me. It seems more like ...
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Gmail spam filter, is there a daily quota for it? And how do I make it less aggressive?

My question is based on the experience in the last few days and the various tests I have done. I observed that if I do not read and simply delete some email which I had automatically put under some ...
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How will this set of filters be executed?

All of the SPAM I receive is from .net domains. Some of the valid email I receive is also from .net domains. I would like to white list the valid domains and delete the rest. What would happen to ...
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Someone registered me on Facebook and I am spammed with friends requests

I have no Facebook account. Without ever going on their site, I received an email similar to the following: You have almost completed the registration process. Confirm your account. You might ...
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Is there an easier way I could see all my mentions of my Twitter handle, select many then send a twitter back and block them all at once?

Background: This question came after one I've posted on quora. I got way too many mentions from people I do not know in languages I do not speak. When I've tried asking to a few of them who did write ...
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Google Groups holding legitimate email from subscribers as spam

I'm an admin using a free version of Google Groups as an email list. Lately, Google Groups has been holding a lot of legitimate emails from subscribed users as spam. Worse, it hasn't been informing ...
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Keep getting spam which have the same “mailed-by” field. Marking spam doesn't work. Can’t create filter based on this. How to mark these as spam?

I keep getting messages with different From but the same mailed-by field. I need to mark these messages as spam, but simply doing so doesn't work. Creating filters searches for From values only, so ...
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When I move spam to my inbox, it goes back into the spam again

For a number of months now, Gmail is constantly marking emails incorrectly as spam, and when I move them back into my inbox, it moves them back into spam again within an hour. It doesn't matter if I ...
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How to report spammy Facebook accounts?

As a group administrator, I frequently (several times a day) receive requests to join the group from fake accounts, usually camping an elderly person, that will, once accepted, start posting messages ...