Generally refers to any email or message that is either unwanted or unsolicited. Often of a commercial nature.

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Yahoo Mail classifies Email sent from my account to myself as Spam

I create a new account in Yahoo Mail. All was jolly good for a while until I (for some strange reasons) email myself a list of things to do. The email is sent successfully after asking me to verify ...
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How to deal with spam mails in spam folder in Yahoo Mail

Lately, my spam folder has been invaded by various spam mails. I have to check the spam folder everyday because there is a risk that some non-spam mails can fall in the spam folder. As the number of ...
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How to stop SPAM in my GMail account?

I have this stupid friend of mine who is giving me a lot of pain these days. He is registering my profile and putting up my Email ID along with my phone no. on the worst spam sites on the web. These ...
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Email to groups in the same domain bounce due to spam

I am a admin of a domain that uses gmail. In the past week gmail started bouncing email sent to a group (user to user emails still work) from a user in the same domain. If the email is sent to the ...
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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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Does Gmail auto delete junk / spam

We've got several accounts running on gmail / Google apps for business - these account have been alive for about 10 - 12 years (running on a different email provider) - because theyve been around for ...
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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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My Facebook account “likes” pages on its own – what can I do?

For a few months I have been noticing that my Facebook account is liking random pages on its own, even when I remove them, they keep getting added (liked). Why is this happening? Is my account ...
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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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Download all Gmail emails, regardless of spam

We use Gmail's Google Apps for receiving our work emails. Our users don't use the web client to access their emails, they use Outlook. The problem is, some emails are being marked as spam inside ...
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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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Routing my mail server through Google Spam filters

I've been told in the past that Google had a free spam filter service. The service would allow me to point my MX records to Google, then they would forward all cleaned mail to my server. Is this ...
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Why are my e-mails landing in Spam in gmail? [duplicate]

I'm sending e-mails from a sendgrid. But all the e-mails are landing in the spam box of Gmail accounts, if it contains words like 2vin.com or www.2vin.com in the message body. Other mails are ...
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Spam events appear in my Google Calendar

In my Google Calendar, I sometimes find spam events that I never created. In the screenshot below, you can see that they even managed to put my email address in the "Created by" field. They are ...
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Gmail: Add 'mailed-by' domain to safe list?

Gmail keeps marking emails coming from my site as spam. Is there any way to set up a filter that will send any emails coming from that domain to my inbox?
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How can I reliably deliver email to Hotmail users?

One of my customers (annoyingly) uses HotMail for his primary email address. A lot of the time, my emails to him get returned undeliverable due an over-zealous spam filter. My email is from my own ...
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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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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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How can people still be getting spam from a hotmail account that's been closed?

My wife had an old hotmail account which she recently closed. Some people that she used to communicate with from that account have recently been receiving spam emails from this account. I don't see ...
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Besides GMail, do any email providers support wildcard address with spam filtering? (e.g. *@example.com)

I'm looking for an email service not provided by Google that supports wildcard or 'catch-all' email addresses at my custom domain. Spam filtering must occur on the wildcard/catch-all addresses. Paid ...
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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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Emails marked as spam

I am creating a newsletter for my customers and in the presses I sent many "check" emails to myself. At some point, Gmail started marking them as spam. My question is, if my account marked it as spam, ...
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How can I reduce/eliminate photo tag spam in my facebook news feed?

I have one friend in particular who will be regularly tagged in photos such that he will show up in my news feed with an update like "xyz was tagged in SomeBusinessPages photo". The thing is my ...
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Blocking all about.com websites (*.about.com) from my Google search results

I regularly block websites from my Google search results. I've had no trouble with this Google feature, with the notable exception of about.com. This website uses a million subdomains, making it hard ...
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How can I detect the “spaminess” of a Twitter follower?

Are there any applications that can help determine the "spaminess" of a Twitter follower? For example, looking at whether the user unfollows people who don't follow back, whether most of their Tweets ...
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Spam to deleted e-mail addresses

I keep getting delivery status notification failure for contacts no longer in my address book, for e-mail links I'm not actually sending. Any way I can stop this?
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In Gmail how do I mark a message as not being Spam and Delete it?

Often when I am looking at my spam folder, I see message that are not Spam but that I do not wish to keep now that I have read them. If I hit “Not spam” the message is then put into my inbox where I ...
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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 ...
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How do I report a spam content on Wikipedia?

I was reading biography of a diseased columnist. I saw that the newspaper company of his has put its logo behind his pictures, and mentioning their company name a lot of place in the page profusely. ...
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What is bettercodes.org and is it trustworthy? Will they spam my contacts if I log in with Google?

I just got this rather lengthy and boring spam from someone I have no recollection of ever speaking too Michael <michael.bayer1980@googlemail.com>. By developers! For developers! This is ...
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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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Can't block spam email from a very specific email account on hotmail

I am receiving spam email from a specific email address for some time now. The email account has obviously been hijacked and abandoned. However that's not the problem. I have attempted to block this ...
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Advanced email spam score check [closed]

Is there a service that lets me send an email to for checking the spam score it? (Not just the text and attachment content but also the headers and everthing related to the email.)
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Random addresses from Google Apps domain sending spam

I have a Google Apps account set up for my domain with catch-all enabled. Recently I've been receiving bounced mail that I didn't send from random aliases for my domain (for example, ...
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How long after I submit a piece of spam to SpamCop.net before it gets added to the blacklist?

How long after I submit a piece of spam to SpamCop.net before it gets added to the blacklist? I've been submitting mail here. but I can't seem to find anything about the process. Does the spammer ...
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How can I prevent/lessen event spam on Facebook?

On Facebook, you can be invited to an event by any of your friends. Once you have been invited to an event, the admins of that event can send messages straight to your inbox even if you have not sent ...
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What are alternatives to Postini for spam filtering? [closed]

I'm looking for a good spam filtering service for a small business (< 25 people). I'm looking for a solution similar to Postini, where I set my MX records to route mail for my domain to the spam ...
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How to remove spam filter for Google Apps email

I have setup email with my domain in Google Apps, but when I did, I did something they asked to protect me from spam mail. (I guess I added some TXT or MX records.) But now I miss a lot of email ...
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(Free) Google Postini alternatives? [closed]

I would like to know whether there are any (free) alternatives to Google Postini or not. I want to screen the messages first before sending them to the inbox.
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anonymous links in email?

I've received a spam claimed to be sent from one of my friends' email (well I'm sure he didn't send it). What exactly would be the implications of clicking the link? What's the worse that could ...
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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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Which app is used to detect friends group in fb?

Recently I approved friend request of a spammer by mistake ,after one hour I checked facebook again , i noticed that he posted spam all the groups where I am present. My question is is there any ...
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Twitter and Echofon spam

I'm using Echofon to keep up with the tweets of people I'm following. But at the moment I get a lot of spam tweets (from people I am NOT following), see this picture: They all contain the same ...
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Single button for Gmail to “not spam” and “archive”

I find I get quite a lot of legitimate mailing list emails in my spam folder. Usually, by the time I've opened them and determined that they aren't spam, I'm done with them. I like to mark them as ...
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Do emails auto-forwarded from one Gmail account to another stop if marked as spam?

What happens to mail that I've set to auto-forward from one Gmail account to another when I mark a message as spam? Does that mark the forwarding account and block it from sending in the future? I ...
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Spam email is slipping through Gmail's filter

Starting last week, I started receiving a bunch of spam email to to my main Gmail account. It is super annoying and I get around 3 per day right now. I mark each email as spam but I keep getting ...
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How do I hide CityVille stories in smart lists for real?

I click Hide all by CityVille on my smart list and it seems to work. The stories disappear the message below appears: Stories hidden. Undo Stories from CityVille won't appear in your News Feed ...
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Unique Problem with EMail Addresses

I have a unique problem. My GMail address is given to banks, Electricity Department, Water Department and so on and so forth. Let us assume, my email address is John@GMail.com. There are lots of other ...
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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 Gmail and other mail services detects a mail as a spam?

When I am sending a mail from my one mail account (Yahoo) to other (Gmail), Gmail automatically puts my mails into the Spam folder. What is the basic criteria to send an email by which mail servers ...