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Spamassasin reports HTML_FONT_TINY with huge penalty, what is it?

Update The authors of the plugin suggested that it is a false positive. I am using MailPoet in a Wordpress installation to send newsletters. In an effort to validate the chances a newsletter has ...
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Can blocking referer spam by black listing domains in google analytics have a positive effect on ranking due to reduced bounce rate ?

I have a site thats getting a lot of referral spam in google analytics both for referred traffic and organic traffic (where they place the their site name in the keyword field). Because its all bot ...
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Should I remove my draconian IP bans (3000 rules, entire countries)?

A while ago one of my site administrators was quite draconian in his anti-spam measures, at times banning entire countries from accessing our forum/website. He has left now but there are well over ...
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Possible email by Office365 - how to check?

I think our dedicated sending IP has been blocked solely by Office365. We have stellar sending IP rating, and zero spam reports, content clean, full opt-in etc. No issues with any other Microsoft ...
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Spamhaus is blocking my url for no reason

I own a small business that sells window decal stickers online. I changed hosting providers of my website to a new host because the old host was having some issues. The day I changed over, I ...
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Bot POST flood prevention

Since half february I noticed an increase in traffic to a very small website, which started to mail me an access log daily. The bot requests the homepage over and over, posting some content in a form ...
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Which email addresses should I activate for a website?

While checking the log files for a website (let's say http://example.com) I manage, I saw that there is lot of spam being addressed to email addresses like genericusername@example.com or ...
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Does it really help against spam to replace the “@” with “(at)” and similar practices?

When e-mail addresses are mentioned on the web, I see a lot of: send (dot) me (at) spam (dot) com send . me (a) spam . com etc. Does it really help againt spambots finding the addresses to do ...
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What's the technical name of the captcha like thing which asks you to identify all the 'ice-cream' pictures?

What is the technical name of that class of tool that pops up 5 to 6 images and asks you to pick all the 'xyz' items from that list? CAPTCHA is text on a funny background and you are asked to read ...
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How to prevent common spam on a WordPress blog [duplicate]

Right from the day I installed WordPress on my site, I started getting spam comments/trackbacks. I have also prevented anonymous comments. I get the following email whenever a new spam is posted: ...
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Google displaying wrong site title and snippet [duplicate]

I am having an issue where a website that displays the incorrect site title and snippet in Google Search. From the content it is clear that some spammer has infected the site, but I cannot figure out ...
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Block spam from Google Analytics Measurement Protocol for Mobile Application

I'm not sure if this is quite the right place to post this, but it seemed the most appropriate! I'm using Google Analytics to track metrics from a mobile app using the Measurement Protocol, however ...
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How to avoid getting spam through a website?

We seem to be getting A LOT of email spam, we have a combination of the email addresses as mailto links and contact forms that send to the same address. What measures can we put in place that will ...
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Not able to track IP of Spammer [duplicate]

My Website has been today attacked by some spammer, when I check my webmaster analytics I see average 500 visits/hour on a particular page from the same visitor, ironically the source of this guy is ...
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How can I protect my website if services like 2Captcha claim to crack the new reCAPTCHA?

Have recently seen their ad where they claim to be able to do it due to the fact that unlike most OCR CAPTCHA crackers which are bots, they use workforce, humans behind the scenes. Although I still ...
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How can I scan a HTML website for malicious links/scripts?

I designed a website using a free HTML templates. Up until now I used to trust the free templates I found online... Recently, one of these websites has received a lot of visits from Russia in a way ...
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Spam being sent from my domain

I have a suspicion that somebody is sending spam from my domain. Today I received an email from postmaster(AT)halliburton.com to htuwxjw(AT)example.com which said: The following email was blocked ...
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Hotmail sends messages to spam box due to spf temperror

I'm stuck with the typical hotmail anti-spam problems. I've correctly configured spf, senderid, dkim, domainkeys, dmark, but hotmail.com still returns the "SPF temperror". According to OpenSPF (read ...
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Is this really GoogleBot, or is this a spammer?

I found this IP in my access log posting repeatedly thousands of times. Is this really GoogleBot, or is it a spammer? I hesitate to block it. 185.62.188.98 - - [13/May/2015:18:54:33 -0400] "POST ...
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Emails sent via Amazon SES going to spam in Gmail [duplicate]

Firstly I have read this question How can I prevent my mail from being classified as spam? -- I'm verified on Amazon SES and have DKIM enabled. I'm sending emails via Amazon SES - on Worpdress (using ...
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How do I secure my site against human spam farm attacks?

I have a Q&A site that has recently been attacked by what I strongly believe to be a human spam farm, as described in these articles: Spammers Pay Others to Answer Security Tests Are You Human? ...
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How does Google prevent GA accounts from being spammed [closed]

Since the Google Analytics snippet is available in the source code of the page (e.g. below is stackexchange's) <script type="text/javascript">var ...
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How can someone use my server to send email to an address on the server?

This is weird. Today, I received an email from a server I manage. In other words, the email ends in the same domain name that is run on the server. After checking the email headers, the composer ...
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Spam site re-proxying my site, how do I stop this?

So there's some guy out there duplicating my http://bitlucid.com website in some nonstandard way and for some nefarious reasons. I first found out about it when I saw a "copy" spam url in the logs ...
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how to stop getting hits from comment spam

I have been hosting a photoblog using pixelpost, but have realised it was a haven for comments spam. I've since migrated the site to tumblr. The original site was an add-on domain to my hosting plan ...
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How can I prevent spam on sites which I control?

This is a general, community wiki question to address all non-specific spam prevention questions. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you feel that the information ...
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Is it okay to block all user agents that start with “PHP/5.”?

I'm getting a lot of spambots from China (and elsewhere, likely botnets) accessing my blog which have a user agent string starting with PHP/5.. These include such nonsense values as PHP/5.3.70 and ...
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Use @ or (at) when displaying email addresses to users?

I have was wondering if it is better to use @ or at in contact page when I'm displaying emails. I've seen in many websites that when they display a email, it looks like name(at)example.com but it ...
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Why is a contact form getting spammed even after adding captcha?

A client was getting a lot of spam from a form on their site. I added Captcha and changed the form fields and form recipient email address, but the client is still receiving spam from the server, with ...
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How to report spam sent through my website contact form without blocking it? [duplicate]

Despite the Google captcha protection I receive some spam from my website contact forms. I want to report these spams but without blocking my contact form address. Explaination: when somebody send ...
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How to batch remove spamming users and pages they created on MediaWiki?

I'm trying to clean up a MediaWiki instance which has been subjected to spamming and vandalism for a period of time. The current status is that there are a large number of users which only created ...
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Why does Google mark one e-mail as spam while does not the other? [closed]

I've a Postfix installation which works fine, I don't get any trouble with mails sent through a mail client (in my case, Thunderbird or RoundCube) when the To: address is a GMail account. However, I ...
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My shared hosting account is sending spam emails

My webhost has deactivated my shared hosting account, since it was sending spam emails through my domain. I have all unrouted mail such as mailto:aasdasd@domain.com set to be forwarded to a specific ...
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How to get ip-address out of SPAMHAUS blacklist?

I frequently read that it is possible to remove individual ip-addresses from SPAMHAUS blacklisting. OK. Here is 91.205.43.252 (91.205.43.251 - 91.205.43.253) used by back3.stopspamers.com ...
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Do spam bots load the DOM?

I have an issue where a form on my site is getting spammed. The form is actually a copy paste job from a CRM, so I cannot access any of the server side script to make a good human checker. In the ...
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How to protect a form from spam? [duplicate]

I have compiled a list of items that may protect a web form from span. Which are actually effective? Please feel free to add additional items. Store a code as a hidden field and verify it when ...
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Reduce likelihood of Mailchimp email campaign going to Spam

The company I work for sends a marketing email at least one time per week using Mailchimp's email service. All of our subscribers are opt-in active customers and our emails are not spammy. There is ...
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?Referer links in WordPress site getting indexed

I have a WordPress site which is more content centric. Today, I found that certain URLs are getting indexed in Google Search results. They look like: ...
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Should we date our e-mail addresses

I have a website I'm administering for a volunteer organization that has a big staff turn over (annually - the team working in 2014 is almost completely different from the team for 2013 as the team ...
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Robots signing up on website

A couple of days ago, some robots started to sign up on the website (about 30 in a couple of days), they don't do anything on the website (as I'm guessing they don't find what they're looking for). ...
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Spammers in my Magento blog comment section! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I have a blog extension installed on my Magento website. But I regularly receive spam comments on the blog. To help ...
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What techniques can I use to block human generated spam posts?

I'm having trouble blocking paid posters trying to post links to products unrelated to "fashion" on my site. I've made my links nofollow but they're still being posted. What techniques can I use to ...
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Websense is blocking our website as “Potentially Damaging Content” [closed]

A lot of people are complaining that my company's website www.justjus.com is being blocked by their organisations. Anyone that has tried to access our website from a large organisation has been ...
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How to get rid of spam that sends from clients own email address?

I've Googled everywhere for a solution for this, but though the same issue appears to be happening to a lot of people, I havent found anything that helped. Several of my clients are receiving loads ...
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How to set up a SPF record?

The clients on my VPS are all getting spammed. The spam seemingly comes from their own email addresses - it is clear that somehow something got into my VPS and was able to capture all the email ...
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Is info@mydomain a bad choice for the sender and reciever of bulk email newsletters

Is it bad to use info@mydomain.com as the sender and receiver for bulk email newsletters? Would it be better to use, for example newsletter@mydomain.com. I realise there are many factors that effect ...
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I'm using a shared server, and as such Gmail marks my email as spam (all from headers are different from the same IP)

I have a shared server, meaning many people share the same IP. When I send an email, the @website.com is different from someone else that shares the same IP with me, therefore Gmail marks it as spam. ...
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Does a 3rd party spamming with links to a website get that website blacklisted?

Paul has a website he is a nice person he never wants to get banned or blacklisted. Jason is a bad and malicious person, he send 200K real emails in 1 hour, with the Paul's website link inside the ...
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Publicly displayed e-mail address: Is it safe from spam-bots when dynamically generated?

I am currently in the process of making myself an employment website; the entire site uses a client-side rendering engine to dynamically load views. Because of this, the source of the page returns ...
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How to implement an unspammable email address

Providing info email or contact email in plain text helps spammer (robots) to extract the email using regex or any technique, currently I provided an image like this: But this method has usability ...