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

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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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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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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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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 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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How to hide a spammy mention on Twitter?

On the Twitter > @Mentions tab, is it possible to hide a spammy mention there? I got some unnecessary mentions from unknown Twitter users (I'm suspicious it's not even a person), its tweet 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 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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Blocking stupid videos on YouTube

There are a lot of really stupid/trolly/fake videos on YouTube. I'd like to blacklist them forever when I see them, so I don't accidentally click on them in the future, and maybe block the uploader, ...
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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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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 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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How to block “via” senders in Gmail

I have this annoying problem in Gmail. Spammers are by-passing the Gmail spam filters and are so clever that I am not able to create a manual filter of my own to block them. They are sending me junk ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emails sent to Gmail domain suddenly not RFC 2822 compliant, Possible to bypass with Google Apps?

Four days ago emails sent to our Gmail accounts via our ISP's mail servies started being rejected due to not being RFC 2822 complainant. The following message to was undeliverable. The reason for ...
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How can I stop a Facebook app posting spam stuff on my Twitter account?

I keep getting tweets like this on my timeline: @pascale_66: Awesome! I made $102.54 this week just filling out a couple of surveys. http://t.co/GwjDUPK9 I've gone into Facebook, followed the ...
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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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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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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 deleting promotional tweets actually refine what I get shown?

When I get a promotional tweet, I have two choices: Ignore it Delete it with the 'Delete' link What's my best strategy for reducing the incidence of junk? Does deleting actually refine the stuff 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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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 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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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 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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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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How can send mail via Gmail to more than 500 contacts of my friends? ( I don't want to set me as spammer)

Many of my friends use Gmail. When I want to send them attractive emails, I have a group named everyone that I use it. After that I send email to my friends, and remind them to check their mailboxes, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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. ...