Unwanted activity/content that is usually of a promotional nature.

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Identical spam coming from many different (but similar) IP addresses

A forum I run has been the victim of spam user accounts recently - several accounts that have been registered and the profile fill with advertising/links. All of this is for the same company, or group ...
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Website attack form submission triggering emails related questions

We are experiencing website attacks that trigger the submission of a form, and send alert emails. Normal process of form submission is to fill up a couple of text fields, and when the user is ...
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Do Spambots have access to unlimited IP addresses?

I have been attacked for weeks by the same spambot trying to brute force the login page. I have a login security module now installed on my Drupal 6 website and it bans on IP after x amount of ...
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Someone using my website for Email and significant increase in spam

Let me give you the background in context so that you know the full story. Last summer my web guy (he put my website together) got in a fight with someone who attempted to register on my site using ...
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Sending Emails via Google SMTP - after some time quit working

on a website I use PHPMailer to send automated registration emails, etc and also a newsletter-tool (which loops through the emails and sends them one by one). Also, I configured in Gmail under ...
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using blank image to improve post value

I have seen people (including popular digital agencies) using 1 x 1px transparent image, so that they can add page title as alt value. Does that really increases the value of a web page or that's a ...
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Use of list-unsubscribe to improve inbox delivery

To overcome email being classified as spam by Gmail, Google recommends a number of steps, which we have implemented (namely SPF, DKIM, and Precedence: bulk). One additional measure they recommend at ...
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My Blog is marked as spam because of adBrite

I was blogging for over a month. I never thought of publishing ads in my blog until I was recommended to adBrite. I copied the widget code and just added it to my blog. Crap, suddenly I got a message ...
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Website address hacked, emails created but not showing in manage your account

I have a website, thebleudoor.com. It is hosted by yahoo. It gets 2000-3000 hits a day and has been for at least 5 years. A few months ago, as admin of the website, I started getting bounced back ...
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Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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Random links seo and spam

I built a mini-forum with social features for a client, to promote user registration, i planned to add a box on the forum pages to display pictures with profile links of random registered users. I ...
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Where would a spam bot be located?

I have a hosted website using a free hosting service, I received an email this afternoon saying that I have been suspended because my account has been compromised. Basically, someone is using my ...
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Why do some user agents have spam urls in them (and why are they always Opera/Presto User-Agents)?

If you go to (say) the last 100 entries (visits) to the botsvsbrowsers.com website (exact link, feel free to take a look: http://www.botsvsbrowsers.com/recent/listings/index.html ), you'd notice that ...
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Dealing with spam by blocking URLs?

I run a giant community. Many spammers will use link shorteners or .tk domains that 301 to their spam offer. How are sites detecting the final domain and is this a viable solution to block spam? ex. ...
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adsense click spamming

Questions What software do people use for adsense click spamming ? How are they structured ? How does it work ? How can we block them ? I tried looking at google but not much information there ...
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How to deal with overly aggressive “Link Take Down Demands”?

I've been receiving a large number of emails recently requesting I clean from link spam from my forum. Initially the emails were very polite and professional, and I was happy to remove the links. ...
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What type of spam is this?

This is a trivial question but I want to understand how spam works. On my site I get a contact us form submitted every night between 2:30am to 3:00am. There is not message in the form and I know it is ...
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What do big websites do about spam emails to the support department?

My website's support email address is starting to get a lot of spam emails to it, what do big companies do about this?
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Does blacklisting of IP for sending spam emails efects ranking/SEO of Website

I want to know that if I send the Bulk Mails from Server and it comes into Blacklist. Does it effects the Website Ranking, Ad Sense earning etc., If yes/no, why?
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Getting a lot of postmaster undeliverable notices for non-existent users

I've had my domain (straightpathsql.com) for a few years now. I host my e-mail with Google Accounts for business and have for awhile. ALl of the sudden in the past week I am starting to get a lot of ...
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Spam bot constantly hitting our site 800-1,000 times a day. Causing loss in sales

For the past 5 months our site has been receiving hits from these 4 sites below; sheratonbd.com newsheraton.com newsheration.com newsheratonltd.com Typically the exact url they come from looks ...
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Prevent mail flagged as spam when switching mail servers (new SPF records)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? For our business, we send out a significant amount of newsletter alerts to customers that sign up for it on ...
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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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Can email harvesters extract addresses from PDFs?

Our website does some basic obfuscation (foo at example dot org) for email addresses on web pages visible to the general public, but doesn't do so for PDF documents. Is it common for email harvesters ...
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What do I do for small site that is getting linked to by spammy sites?

From this thread I learned that starting with Panda, Google may actually be penalizing weak sites that are being linked to by spammy sites. Does this still hold true? I have a small site that has ...
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Improve email Delivery Rates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? I have a web server that sends legitimate transactional email in high quantities. A reasonable percentage of ...
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Hotmail — avoid sign up confirmation / lost password being marked as spam [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? When sending legit large volume Emails from our IP (e.g. for sign up confirmation or Lost password) it gets ...
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Does anyone run a site with Pligg? What is the most effective way to stop spam sign ups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Specifically trying to combat things like this! http://www.autopliggdotcom (didnt want to give them a link!)
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How do I deal with content scrapers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to protect SHTML pages from crawlers/spiders/scrapers? My Heroku (Bamboo) app has been getting a bunch of hits from a scraper identifying itself as GSLFBot. Googling ...
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Evil Spam Emails caused hosting account suspension!

We have a couple domains hosted rackservers.com.au. Recently our account go suspended without any notice. I then filed a ticket and soon got the answer:'There are some one forging email accounts ...
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How can I find out if my domain has been added to email blacklists?

We do a lot of mass emailing of our contacts to promote events, send out newsletters, etc. Some people read and react, some people unsubscribe, but I fear that some might actually mark the email as ...
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How did my email end up in spam? Spam only filters this specific email, other email contents work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? My website has users buy our products and when the purchase completes, it sends the user an email. However, ...
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Gmail is marking my emails as SPAM - Please help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? gmail is marking my emails as SPAM I used the great service: isNOTspam.com to check my email against spam I ...
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Our site among those listed on Turkish link spammer/hacker site?

Our site is based on phpFusion Recently we found a Turkish web page that lists the URLs of about 20 sites that all run phpFusion, along with tags PR0 through PR5 for each. "Page Rank", yes? Ours is ...
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How can I identify and prevent bots causing high cpu usage on my webserver?

I can see in the stats on my hosting account that there is a big difference between normal page visits and bots visits. I think the bots are causing high cpu usage on the server. What should I search ...
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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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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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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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Website falsely blocked because of spam. Does anyone know how we should proceed?

I'm responsible for ICT at FOS Open Scouting, a belgian scouting organisation. Our website was hacked a few years back and blocked by Facebook as a result. After we regained control over the site ...
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Stopping comment spam with links(need suggestion) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent comment spam on sites which I control? After bearing 1 year spammy comments with links in those in my 10 sites, finally I've disallowed comment posting ...
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How do I stop my vBulletin forum from having unregistered guests spamming it?

It seems my vbulletin forum is still having problems with unregistered guests spamming threads and members Inbox on the forum. Do you have a solution for this?
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All Wordpress PHP Mail stuff being sent to spam

Every mail sent with the PHP Mail() is getting sent straight to spam (all providers e.g. gmail, yahoo, hotmail) My IP is not blacklisted. Here is an example of an email header that got sent to spam: ...
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How to protect the contact us page from spammers? Even using captcha, validation etc I sitll receive spam letters

I have on my site, every field validation + captcha protection + math validation + server scripting validation, but still this a spammer keeps sending me spam mails. Is there any better smarter ...
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Dealing with human spam accounts

My site has lately been targeted by human spam... meaning people taking the time to carefully complete my registration process, confirming via email, and then letting the member account sit dormant ...
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Best way to protect yourself against “almost manual” spam

(Maybe this is not the correct stack exchange site, please redirect me if so). We have a Trac instance here and are getting the following spam text (I replaced dots and dashes in the URLs by ...
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Why are we being twitter spammed?

This is a search relating to us: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/scirra We're getting a of of new accounts tweeting: The Layers Bar - Scirra.com Firstly this is not us doing it as we're ...
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PHP software to detect spam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I'm looking for something like spam-assassin or similar, except it only focuses on the message rather than inspecting an ...
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Prevent spam using Honey Pots

I am really curious about how to prevent comment spam in a forum using a honey pot trap for spam bots. What if CSS and javascript is turned off in a browser? Do you see any other disadvantages in ...
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Why do spammers use CELESTRON NEXTAR 6SE?

I am running a website for a volunteer organization that hosts an annual event. There is a form where people can volunteer to bring items for the event. All too frequently I get spam from users ...
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vBulletin 3 spam solutions

We use vBulletin 3 for our forums, with a ReCaptcha, a simple "To verify you're a real person, what is the FIRST letter of the English alphabet?" question on signup, and a verified email address ...