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Hosted webmail that lets me send from any catchall email address? [on hold]

Is there a hosted webmail provider (paid is ok) that will let me set up a catchall email address (the easy part) AND also let me send email from any username of my domain? Background: For ...
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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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Gmail placing mails marked as [SPAM] in my inbox

I have a filter that labels all mails to info@mycompany.com with a label mycompany. I think this causes all spam sent to that address to also be labeled, and that causes the spam messages to appear in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...