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Best way to set up site-specific, removable email addresses using Gmail

I'm currently trying to figure out a good solution for this problem. I do get spam messages very rarely and I'd like to find out which site gave away my address (or was hacked), so I'd like to use ...
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Gmail in Google Apps now catching too much spam

I just moved from personal gmail to Google Apps gmail. I successfully moved over my label filters and all seemed to be working well. However, I noticed today that many emails that have been correctly ...
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How to check your Gmail spam label for good emails

I'm an old user of Gmail since 2004 and I rarely have checked spam label in search of false positive spam emails. Do you have some strategy/technique to find good emails or you just browse the spam ...
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How to search and sort emails in the spam folder of Yahoo Mail

In Yahoo Mail, I am checking the emails in my spam folder, just in case that some emails have been mistaken as spam. But in the spam folder, the emails are sorted by their "nominal" receiving times, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is this email from Google Wallet spam, fraud, or legitimate?

I have just received an email from Google wherein they are asking for my physical address so that I can continue to use my Google Wallet account. This is strange since I have never used Google Wallet. ...
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How To Blacklist Spam Emails With Forged Addresses?

I have been receiving SPAM emails from forged addresses to my Hotmail account. They are filtered and classified as junk. What i want is to blacklist these SPAM messages to never receive them at all. ...
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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 can I auto-delete some spam from Gmail?

I really like GMail's spam filters. However, they occasionally catch not-spam so I like to quickly scan the contents of spam folder every so often, marking "not spam" to the few messages that aren't ...
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How to disable Gmail's spam filter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail? How to disable Gmail's spam filter? I'd prefer to manually filter them as my account has low enough traffic.
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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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How can I purposely send a message that will be marked as spam in Gmail?

I'm trying to test out forwarding, filters, and spam. I want to see how a spam message will be affected by my current configuration. I want to send myself a message that will show up as spam in my ...
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What takes precedence? My Gmail filter or Gmail's spam detection?

I create a Gmail filter that makes emails coming from certain email ID (say abc@gmail.com) skip my inbox and go to "trash". Now suppose Gmail's spam detector finds that a message from this address ...
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How to block mails from a specific server in Gmail

I am getting mails daily from different mail address like ry8029@fastmail.fm or ry1532@outlook.com etc. Since the mail IDs change daily, I can't filter those mails. I checked the emails’ origin. ...
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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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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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Is there an email service that allows you to use mutiple aliases? [closed]

People who own domains that are used as email addresses for a single person can use multiple email addresses to give one for each form you fill on the internet. If you own "myowndomain.com" you could ...
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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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Yahoo email account was used to send spams

My yahoo email account was sending spams at about 6:40pm today. I immediately updated my password. I also checked "Recent Login Activity", but all recorded locations and IP addresses from 4:47 PM ...
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Is it possible to forward all Gmail messages to another account *including* spam?

It's simple to set Gmail to forward all incoming mail to another account. However, the spam filtering is done before that takes place, so any messages that Gmail considers spam will end up in the ...
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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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How to Create a CAPTCHA enabled Custom Google Drive Form

I don't have much knowledge of coding. How can I create Google Form with CAPTCHA to avoid spamming. Any form of CAPTCHA will work.
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Report a Blogspot blog as spam or for malware

How do you report a Blogspot blog for spam? Used to be that there would be a nav bar on all blogs hosted by Blogspot that you could click a "Report this site" button and it would take you to a form 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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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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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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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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Alternatives to plus-addressing? [closed]

Many email services, including gmail, allow you to create throwaway email addresses by appending a tag of the form +anything after the username component of your email - but many sites reject such ...
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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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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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How does Wikipedia prevent spamming?

Anybody can alter wiki contents, and I am wondering "How does Wikipedia prevent spamming?", when even not registered members edit the contents. What you think about it?
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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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Does Gmail auto delete junk/spam?

We've got several accounts running on Gmail / Google Apps for Business—these accounts have been alive for about 10–12 years (running on a different email provider). Because they've been around for so ...
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How to block “via” senders in Gmail

I have this annoying problem in Gmail. Spammers are by-passing the Gmail spam filters and are so clever that I am not able to create a manual filter of my own to block them. They are sending me junk ...
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Random domain (and not just username) temporary email service [closed]

I need a temporary email to register on one web service and not to receive spam later. But the thing is that they block emails from all known temporary and public email services. Is there a temporary ...
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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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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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Blocking stupid videos on YouTube

There are a lot of really stupid/trolly/fake videos on YouTube. I'd like to blacklist them forever when I see them, so I don't accidentally click on them in the future, and maybe block the uploader, ...
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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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Why does eBay keep sending me “daily deals” emails?

I changed my notification preferences on the eBay website to stop sending me spam some time ago. It does say that the changes can take up to 10 days, but believe me, I unticked everything well past ...
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Yahoo! email account is sending spam to my old contacts, what do I do?

An old Yahoo! email account of mine is sending out viagra spam and advertisements to all the contacts in that account's address book. I'm not the one getting spammed, my friends are. A friend ...
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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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Does using Gmail's “Never send it to Spam” filter mean I can't train their spam filter?

Gmail's Spam filter generates an unacceptable number of false positives for me, and I'm very wary of losing real emails. I don't really want Gmail to delete anything by default, as I don't necessarily ...
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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 does Twitter “mention” spam actually work?

I'm just curious to know what the programming mechanics behind it are - more & more, when I tweet or RT something, I get a "mentioned you" spam back almost instantly. This account is not ...