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

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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 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 ...
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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 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 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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Should I mark junk emails sent by an adware from my friends' email address as spam?

I have some friends in my contacts who are not very familiar with Komputerz. Apparently they have some kind of malware on their laptops that occasionally sends spam by their email address. I am ...
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How do you blacklist an email sender in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure Gmail so that filtered user gets an NDR (non-deliverable receipt) or "bounce" message Because of the way Gmail handles email addresses, I've ...
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More spam is making it into my gmail inbox - is it due to something I've done?

In the last couple of weeks, I've noticed an increase in the number of spam messages not caught by the gmail spam filter. Before that, I can't remember more than one or two message over the last ...
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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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Service for sending non-bulk email [closed]

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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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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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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522 views

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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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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Got the strangest spam message that go through the gmail filter

I use Gmail and find it's very rare to get a spam message through. However I find when I do get a spam message, sometimes the to address is not even my email address: from Sloane Crawford ...
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684 views

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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Windows Live - stop spam in the form of invites

Nowadays, besides the fact that I'm getting quite some spam e-mail, I get spam invites on my Windows Live network. Now I haven't seen these people ever before, I'm 100% sure it are some spam people ...
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How to block Microsoft spam email on Hotmail

I am using live.com email. That is also Hotmail. Microsoft always send me a bunch of advertisement mail which is annoying. How can I block it?
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Is there a way to always filter results from Google based on a set of unwanted domains? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I exclude spam domains from my search results? There are several sites that have been out for a while that are starting to crawl StackOverflow and related sites. I ...
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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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Why are posts on reddit starting as spam?

So, I just started a reddit. Since I'm pretty new at this, I first made it private and played around with the buttons to see what each did (e.g., how are remove and delete different?). I then added ...
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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 do I stop reconnect facebook spam?

I don't mind getting an email from facebook about an event a friend puts on. Or a message they send me. What bothers me are the "Reconnect with your friends" emails. how do I stop them but not stop ...
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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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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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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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Automating filter rule creation in gmail?

I get cases where I start getting e-mails from people I am not interested in getting. These are not SPAM, just boring e-mails. In such cases I tend to create the filter rule that makes all the ...
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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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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 does Google's Postini spam filter route mail to your destination mail server?

I get my email through a generic hosted mail provider and I want to set up Postini for spam filtering. Postini has you change your MX records to the Postini servers. What is the process for Postini ...
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GMail treats mails from my domain as spam. Why? How to avoid it?

Whenever I send a mail from myaccount@mydomain.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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E-mail address protection snippet

Is there any WebApp that allows you to publish an e-mail on the web using a script tag that protects it from robots? To be more clear: I want to publish a post on Blogspot that prints my e-mail on ...
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Any danger in having spammy Twitter followers

I routinely receive notifications of obviously spammy Twitter users following me, e.g. accounts with names like @freemoneynow, etc. Is there a danger in allowing them to follow me if I do not follow ...
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Viagra website spam mail

My email yahoo account is picking random people from my email address book and sending them a link to a website to a site for Viagra pills and other pills that treat the same thing. I'm getting emails ...
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Can I block tags on Delicious?

There seem to be certain tags like movie or video in Delicious that get spammed by porn sites and the like. Is there any way to hide these sites, or report spam? Alternatively, is it possible to ...
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How can I find out why Yahoo classifies my mail as spam?

I've a Yahoo! email account and when sending emails from my company to it, they always at first get into Spam. It's not about that I can't find the "No spam" buttons, but whenever someone from our ...
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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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Unsubscription links in spams: Safe?

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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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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Is it a good idea to mark Facebook spam notifications as spam in Gmail?

I set up Facebook to email me notifications to Gmail whenever someone sends me a message. The problem is that I have been getting spam messages from people I don't even know. What's interesting is ...
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When using Gmail with multiple accounts, should each account have a spam filter?

I currently have Gmail set up to read mail from several different accounts, most of them are other Gmail accounts. I'm wondering what the best way to set up the spam filters for these accounts is. Do ...
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How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail?

I'd like to disable the spam filter in Gmail, how can I do this?