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

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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 do I verify if my e-mails are caught by Gmail's spam filter?

I'm concerned that e-mails I'm sending are caught by the Gmail spam filter. I'm sending emails via Amazon SES and I neither see reports nor bounces. However, I have zero responses on my emails which ...
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Is there a way to report Twitter spam?

I just found some Twitter spam. How can i get rid of it?
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Why do I keep getting these emails from non-existent email addresses on my domain?

My wife's got a website/domain for the business she owns, and lately she's been getting emails from email addresses on her domain that don't exist. So, she has like maybe five valid email addresses ...
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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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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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Service for sending non-bulk email

We're running into some trouble with our email being marked as spam. We are looking for a web service to provide the solution. It seems that services like MailChimp & Campaign Monitor focus ...
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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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How to block a Facebook page?

My feed is covered with "9gag content", and is there a way for me not to see it? I of course haven't liked the page, but my friends constantly like and share "their content", so it always ends up ...
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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 ...
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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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Report fraud websites online?

There's an awful lot of scams going on, and I'd love to report them, but it seems that none of the big players (looking at you, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) have a way to report external websites that ...
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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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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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Bulk removing future-dated e-mail from Yahoo! account

My Yahoo! email account gets a lot of e-mails "from the future" (i.e. spam) that has the sent date in year 2038. How do I easily remove these kind of e-mails? (there are several thousand of them and ...
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Does Gmail forward Spam after you've setup forwarding?

Sometimes Gmail sees a genuine message as Spam by accident and then automatically marks the message, moving it to the Spam folder. So in my case I've setup my Gmail account to forward the incoming ...
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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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Correctly Identifying Spam Messages

I have currently two messages in my inbox that passed the spam filter. The interesting thing is that there are not like the regular ones that you would see in the Spam folder. Subject: [My Home ...
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Google Voice is being sent to gmail's spam

I'm an admin of a group, the permissions got set to the default team setting for the email group google voice was forwarding to. I have since resolved this to allow anyone on the internet email this ...
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How can I prevent other users from adding me to their groups?

Twice (or more?) now I have received an email saying 'spammer name' has added me to their yahoo group, and of course it gives me an unsubscribe email that requires some 3-ish steps to complete ...
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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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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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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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Lot of spam to deactivated email address

I used to have an email address from an educational institution that just got deactivated. However, they still forward their email to my other Gmail email address for a month (this is the main, ...
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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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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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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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Random domain (and not just username) temporary email service

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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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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Does moving a mail to the IMAP spam folder trains Gmail's spam filter?

I'm accessing my Gmail account via imap with Thunderbird. When I move a mail to the imap spam folder, that action equivalent to using the Report Spam button inside Gmail's interface? Does Gmail's ...
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How do you shut down Facebook spam?

I keep getting spam show up on my Facebook sent to all my friends. When I looked into how it was sent I noticed that it was sent via cell phone. I've changed all passwords to all accounts but it is ...
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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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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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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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How do spam filters work?

Aside from using keywords, what other evidence is taken into consideration in the algorithm that detects whether an email sent is a spam email and not an legit one? Like if I sent an email to my ...
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What steps can I take to reduce the number of spam friend requests I get on Facebook?

Obvious spam users (ones with 0 friends and stock photos) tend to outweigh the number of legitimate friend requests on Facebook. How can one reduce the volume of spam users who friend you without ...
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Blacklisting only a few senders from Gmail's “Forward a copy of incoming mail” feature

I have two Gmail accounts, one trusted and one for "untrusted" websites. 98% of the "untrusted" websites are actually nice, they don't send me any spam, all of the emails they send are actually ...
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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 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 ...
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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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Gmail inbox suddenly flooded with spam after years of successful blocking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: More spam is making it into my gmail inbox - is it due to something I've done? After years of using Gmail and having it block spam properly, earlier today I got ...
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How to export a list of addresses that email in my spam folder was sent to?

With a Gmail username@gmail.com address, you'll also receive email sent to username+label@gmail.com addresses, very handy for creating filters. I often username+website@gmail.com when signing up to ...
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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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Hotmail account is automatically sending emails, no evidence in Sent folder

After clicking a link in a message, my Hotmail account sent emails to all the people in my address book. The email itself is not present in the Sent folder items. Bizarrely, the problem occurs from ...
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How to better manage spam in Gmail Apps

I am a long term Gmail Apps user and use catch-all behaviour in my Gmail account. I have only 1 email address connected and get about 600 spam messages per 30 days, nearly 100% of which are marked as ...
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spam coming from a gmail account, but with known contacts cc'd?

I've started getting spam recently from my wife's gmail account. Obviously senders can easily spoof from addresses, but this is a bit more diconcerting; they obviously know that im on my wife's ...
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Unspammed GMail messages not being forwarded

I have a GMail account that forwards email to several accounts. A few important messages were incorrectly marked as spam. When I marked these mails as "Not Spam", they were not forwarded to the ...
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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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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 ...