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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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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 to see real spam in Gmail

Back Story With Gmail, you can modify your email address slightly and still relieve mail as if it were all one account. You can include any number of periods and anything after a plus symbol (+), ...
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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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Why is Gmail marking my Google Calendar reminders as spam?

Gmail is sending all of my calendar reminders to spam. As far as I can tell, I don't have a filter (or anything else) telling it to do this. How can I make it stop? I keep marking everything that it ...
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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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Any way to stop LinkedIn from asking for my email account password so it can spam my contacts?

On a regular basis, after logging in to LinkedIn and doing something like accepting an invitation to be "added to someone's professional network", LinkedIn will ask for my email account password. It ...
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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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Gmail treats mails from my domain as spam. Why? How to avoid it?

Whenever I send a mail from myaccount@example.com to a Gmail account, Gmail treats it as spam. I'm talking about the one e-mail I send to a prospect after I've met him (it is surely non-spam mail). ...
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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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How to block all Emails addressed to someone else (not 'dot' problem)?

I get spam emails from sources I don't recognize and addressed to emails that aren't even close to mine (not talking about the dot '.' issue that many have discussed in other threads). It gets to my ...
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How to retrieve deleted spam mails

I received an important mail in the spam folder and just as I hit the delete button, I realized its importance, Can I restore this mail ? Notice that I use Yahoo mail.
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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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Unsubscription links in spams: Safe? [closed]

Some emails circumvent the spam protection mechanism and drop into inbox. I occasionally see this happen both on web based mail services and on our Exchange mail server. Some of those spams have a ...
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How to delete Facebook comment on a web page completely

I have static content in which I have used Facebook comments. A user had posted spam links in one of the pages. I logged in as a moderator and deleted said comments and, banned the user and marked it ...
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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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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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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 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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Undo “Report Spam” in Gmail?

I have unintentionally "Report Spam"ed an email that I meant only to archive from a frequent legitimate contact. Are there spam rule controls somewhere in Gmail that I can reverse the effect of my ...
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Auto delete spam email from a domain in Gmail

I want to auto delete email from the spam folder if they are from a particular domain, is it possible? For example, if an email message is marked as SPAM and it is from example.com, don't keep it in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does marking an email as spam in Gmail affect the filter for everyone?

If I mark something as spam in Gmail, does that modify only my spam filter or does it affect the spam filter for other users?
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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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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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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 ...