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Create a new filter in Gmail. Enter is:spam in the Has the words: field. A warning will appear warning you not to use the word is: in the filter, you can safely ignore it by pressing OK. Check the Never send it to Spam checkbox. Click Create Filter.


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(See below why MBraedley's solution doesn't work): This method is kind of a hack but it works. I'm happy about any suggestions how to do this otherwise. Create a filter with: Doesn't have: SOME RANDOM CHARACTERS YOU'LL PROBABLY NEVER RECEIVE Create filter with this search » Check: ✔ Forward it to: YOUR EMAIL ✔ Never send it to Spam ✔ Delete it ...


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If you get spammy messages like that, click on their username to bring the account up on the panel on the right. Click on the button which looks like a head and shoulders with a dropdown arrow, and report them for spam, which will remove their posts from your timeline (you can also choose to block them from that same menu, but this kills two birds with one ...


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I'm one of the guys that runs reddit. What is happening is that our auto spam filter is marking it as spam. Since we get a lot of spam, we try to help you out. The spam filter is Bayesian, so it learns from your actions. By either approving the link or confirming the ban, you are training the filter. Over time it will get better and you'll have to do ...


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Gmail users play an important role in keeping spammy messages out of millions of inboxes. When the Gmail community votes with their clicks to report a particular email as spam, our system quickly learns to start blocking similar messages. The more spam the community marks, the smarter our system becomes. From here: ...


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You can set up a filter so that no message is sent to the spam folder: Settings → Filters → Create a new filter From: * Create filter with this search check Never send it to Spam From there, you can set up your email forwarding.


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You can go into your Spam folder in Gmail, select the mail in question and click the "Not Spam" button. GMail should be smart enough to remove the contact and characteristics of the mail from its internal spam definition.


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First, remove permissions from all the applications under Account Settings -> Applications. If you haven't changed your password, do it now. Also change the password to any email accounts associated with your Facebook account. Start with a clean slate here and see how that goes.


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If you go to the profile of the account sending the tweets there's a drop down (the gear). The bottom option of that is to report the account for spam. Having reported the account you can then block that account so you'll no longer see the spam posts.


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What I ended up doing, which worked really well, was creating an email with some text in the body: This is a test of the email system. This is not a real spam message, but rather one that is trying to purposely get into the spam folder of another account. This is so that I can ensure that my Gmail filters are setup correctly. ... and a ...


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Generally, I wouldn't trust it unless it comes from a service you use. For example, I might signup for service X and not notice the checkbox to opt-out of email marketing. If they start sending me email I would expect there to be an unsubscribe link, since it's required by law. I would expect them to follow the law since I wouldn't create an account on a ...


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Jeff Atwood had a really good post on things to do to help your email get through. This made a huge difference for the company I work for. Some highlights: Make sure the computer sending the email has a Reverse PTR record. Configure DomainKeys Identified Mail in your DNS and code. Set up a SenderID record in your DNS.


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If you hover over the link with your cursor, it should show you where the link actually directs to. Chances are it's some malware-infested site or phishing scam. A lot of antivirus programs can monitor that kind of thing in real-time and stop your computer from doing anything stupid just before it's too late, but I wouldn't rely on that. If you have even ...


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It's a common problem, the email addresses are forged (this is easy to do with Internet email) usually the senders of spam choose random "from" addresses constructed from their list of target addresses. The flood should subside after a few days (or weeks). There is nothing really practical you can do to stop the spammers using your domain name in their ...


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Hi, first of all I'd like to share my methodology: The first step was to find out how these tweets were being posted (e.g. using a Twitter client such as TweetDeck, a third-party service such as Facebook, or directly from the Twitter website). Until recently, this could be done from Twitter itself, but they've recently removed this information from the ...


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I have found the answer here. Resolution: In Calendar: Click the gear, select "Settings", Find the "Automatically add invitations to my calendar" section, Set its value to "No, only show invitations to which I have responded".


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RFC2822 says Date: and From: headers are required (section 3.6). It looks like Google will let you get away with just adding a From: header though, e.g.: [..] DATA 354 go ahead From: <account@OurISP.net> <-- add this Subject: Test email from the Avid ISIS Notification Application This message was generated by Avid ISIS Notification Application. ...


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Have you tried the following? Choose Sent from the Inbox menu in the top navigation bar. Choose the Sent Invitations tab Open any of the pending "Invitation to connect on LinkedIn" messages you've sent to your friends. Click Withdraw (the button below the invitation, next to "Resend") I'm not sure about it, but the "withdraw" option does seem ...


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While the list of criteria used by GMail's spam filter is a trade secret, most spam filters are quite similar. The list of spam criteria used by a very popular Spam Assassin spam filter is made public, together with weights. Some of the most important ones, cherry-picked by me: Character set indicates a foreign language Body contains a ROT13-encoded ...


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I would let one account handle the spam filtering for all of your accounts. I don't believe there's much benefit for having each account handle its own spam. I think Gmail is aware of the destination address of each incoming mail and having identical spam emails (with only the destination address changing) will strengthen the spam algo just as much as if it ...


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Something to keep in mind is that there is a constant battle between the spam-filters and the spammers. Spam-filters are always upgrading themselves based on stuff behind the scenes as well as what it reported as spam by all their users. Spammers on the other hand are constantly updating their code to get around the constantly updated filters. Like any ...


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Clearly this is a false positive of the spam detection algorithm. Nothing to fret. Just approve it manually. Reddit developers don't share the internals of the spam detection algorithm to prevent abuse. Hopefully with a couple of manual approvals of the user's stories, the spam detection should get better.


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Crowdsourcing Wikipedia has many editors, each editor is usually subscribed to change notifications of the article they created/edited during their Wikipedia activity life span. When you make an edit, one of the editors reviews it and if it's spam he will revert the change to the article previous state. Wikipedia relies on people to filter out the spam, ...


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Short answer: You cannot send more than 500 emails in a day from a single Gmail account. Google will temporarily disable your account if you send messages to more than 500 recipients or if you send a large number of undeliverable messages. If you access Gmail via POP or IMAP clients (like Microsoft Outlook), you can send an email message to a maximum of ...


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Most likely your e-mail address was caught up by a spammer which isn't taken up in Google's spam list. Just click on the Mark as spam box, so Gmail knows about it. This should stop the spam after a few days. And remember: Never allow the mails to load images and don't click on any link (and not unsubscribe) nor answer. This shows the spammer that your ...


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Use the Generic Test for Unsolicited Bulk Email (GTUBE). It's a standardized spam signature used precisely for testing spam filters. Put this in the body of the test email: XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X and it will force it to be recognized by Gmail as spam.


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I would reply to the banks, and tell them that they are emailing the wrong person, after all, you are probably receiving confidential information, which could result in legal problems...Email their support department, and/or visit them in person, and make sure you go high enough on the management, so that they will take you more seriously and correct the ...


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A lot of spammers send spam with the sender marked as your own address, trying to fool the spam filters this way. Spam filters work in various ways, trying to classify emails depending on various criteria. The email you sent seemed somehow suspicious to the filter, so it marked it as spam. You can try to change this behaviour by telling the filter that the ...


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I get these "Daily Deals" mails too; I think eBay mails them to any active eBay users. Ebay's privacy policy is here as "Privacy Central" http://pages.ebay.com/help/privacycentral2.html (The privacy policy links to My eBay > My Account > Preferences > Notification Preferences but I don't see anything relevant there, mostly that's buying and ...


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My advice is to report email as SPAM, as Gmail has a pretty efficient engine at detecting SPAM once it knows your habits. Another option is to use Filters and Labels to sort mail which is directly addressed to you, so you can identify them easier. But the efficiency of the latter depends much on how the SPAM is sent. To set up a filter to remove ...



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