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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Why does eBay keep sending me “daily deals” emails?

I changed my notification preferences on the eBay website to stop sending me spam some time ago. It does say that the changes can take up to 10 days, but believe me, I unticked everything well past ...
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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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When using Postini for spam filtering, is it a requirement that I enter email addresses in Postini for each of my users? [closed]

When using Postini for spam filtering, is it a requirement that I enter email addresses in Postini for each of my users? Or can you avoid specifying any users and just use a "generic" set of rules? ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to cancel linkedin “invitation e-mail” to my friends?

I made the mistake of inviting some friends to linkedin. The result is that linkedin will now re-send e-mails a few more times to remind them that they didn't register yet. Is there a way to make it ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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Random domain (and not just username) temporary email service [closed]

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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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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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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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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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?
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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 ...