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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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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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What kind of spam is this?

I realize this is a pretty vague question, but I occasionally get spam messages through my contact form on a Drupal 6 site. The contact form does not have any anti-spam protection (i.e. math ...
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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 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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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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377 views

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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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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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 ...
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Can I get google to ban a spamming site from Adsense ?

I've noticed a "site" that stole some of my content and they are displaying google ads. Not responding to my email. I'm quite certain that most of their content is stolen, either from other sites or ...
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Is there a good, centralized resource for helping users setup white-lists in their e-mail?

I'm sure there are plenty of webmasters who have sites that send e-mails to users. Many times they land in the user's spam/junk folders, unbeknownst to the user. I'm wondering, is there a good, ...
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Prevent possible spammer from linking to my site

We own a website which, through google search results, we determined is either being linked to improperly or for spam purposes by another completely random source. They recently registered a domain ...
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Strange spam posts not making sense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of spam is this? I'm running a web site with a forum where one small part is open for posting from unregistered users. The site uses captcha, but still some ...
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What is the motive of sending spam text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange spam posts not making sense I've many sites online and regularly I get the following type of spam text through "contact us" form even when containing Captchas. ...
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How to tell the world that I'm not an spammer?

In this question, I just found out that my website address has been reported as spam, by services like Akismet. However, I'm not really an spammer. I'm a web developer, and I'm not selling any product ...
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955 views

My website was spammed with Russian porn links and my ranking dropped by half [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover my inclusion in google results after being penalized for receiving comment spam? I put an update of my site live and I forgot to enable to comment ...
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Has anybody earned $0.25+ from each of a captcha (on your website) passing?

I am a real dummy in web monetizing schemes. [ 1 ] informs that a captcha vendor: "charges a fee of about 25 cents to 50 cents for each form that is filled out using a Type-In ad [captcha]... ...
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Can randomly-generated field names help avoid SPAM bots?

If I were to generate my field names randomly each time a contact form was rendered, would that help prevent SPAM bots from recognizing the fields? Can they read label text?
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Are press release distribution services spam services?

I'm not trying to label this website as a spam service, but use it as an example to enquire about: http://www.prweb.com/ And there are many like it. I've been considering using their services as ...
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What kind of spam is this on our form?

We're receiving a lot of spam that looks like this: Form field 1 (textfields): duYYAJPNaMVsC Form field 2: icDiQOVRy Form field 3: uSDzPEObWIrTsCidma Form field 4: ODscxPiiqj ...
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Is hushmail a spam source?

I am new so I don't know the history. But why, after I just found out, do all hushmail email users cannot register or log in to the website that I am administering. Is hushmail a spam source? Or any ...
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Need help for stopping spam inquiries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I am not a web developer, nor have I the required knowledge to grasp this situation. I have a small company with a modest web site where I ...
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baffling comment spam

I've been seeing some odd comment spam on one of my sites. Odd because there are no links posted. Just, "Wow, that's a really celevr way of thinking about it!" or similar. Note the typo. The messages ...
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Effective combatting of 100's of spam links in Google Results

I have recently been the victim of this hacking exploit (blog post is for reference only and is not my site. I'm in the process of following it and cleaning up after the attack). Note the exploit at ...
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Block images on Russian domain .ru via htaccess?

I have a WordPress website which accepts anonymous comments and images. We are receiving spam in the form of Russian porn, with images hotlinked from websites on the Russian domain .ru As we are ...
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is there any way to check if an email sent landed in a spam folder?

In email marketing it's useful to provide a statistic about messages that got across as spam to the people that want to send an email campaign. From what I know so far, it isn't possible to check if ...
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How to keep an email out of a recipient's spam folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? When I user completes a form the information is sent to a specific email address which varies (and is not ...
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Getting google to reindex faster

We run a high-traffic site for a large organization and it was compromised through an editor account. The attacker was able to poison the google cache, and the visible result to us is that if you ...
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Comment spammer IP list?

Is there a public list anywhere on the web of IP addresses that have been identified as comment spammers?
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IP Addresses of Known Spammers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment spammer IP list? Is there a list out there that has IP addresses of known spammers? I wish to know so I can block them in my forum.
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How to tell whether spammers are bots or humans?

How can you tell if the people that are spamming your forum or website are in fact bots or human spammers? Please note that the question is not about preventing spammers. It is to determine if the ...
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What are some internet trends that you've noticed over the past ~10 years? [closed]

I'll give an example of one that I've noticed: the number of web sites that ask for your email address (GOOG ID, YAHOO! ID, etc.) has skyrocketed. I can come up with no legitimate reason for this ...
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Google spam report, have they ever punished a bad site you reported?

You have reported a bad site on Google Webmaster Tools SPAM report. Assuming you are sure it was a bad site, did you see Google punishing it or doing something after your report? Thanks
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general questions about link spam

A CMS-based site I manage is suffering from a small but ominously growing number of almost certainly bot-emplaced, invisible spam links placed in registered-user-only shoutboxes and user forums. "Link ...
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Recommended Spam Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Are there any recommended admin tools or interfaces for reviewing and moderating spam on a community-driven UGC site?
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How to avoid Hotmail/Live rejections for (legit) large volume eMailing?

While qualifying eMail for Spam, Hotmail/Live checks the historical records of numbers of eMails sent by a sender (FROM, eMail Server, IP, etc.). Some times, perfectly valid bulk eMails that are not ...
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How to display a directory without looking like spam

I need to list every city in a state (for instance, California), along with a huge list of automotive dealers per city. How do I do this on one page without looking like a link farm/spam page to end ...
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Getting on mediawiki spammers list?

I am setting up a test site which I WANT to get spammed by WIKI spammers, ie those spambots that run rampant on a wiki site filling it up with junk data... How do i get on one of those lists?
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Free spam blocker service [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Is it possible to get a free and good spam blocker for your website? I would really like to avoid having to serve ...
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Localized CAPTCHA

What are effective CAPTCHA solutions that can have localized description, and CAPTCHA text itself is either language-neutral, or can be localized (for Polish language)? It is to be used to protect a ...
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Is it positive or negative for the average website to allow search engines to index user comments?

I've been trying to answer this question myself by researching and searching on google but I haven't been able to come with a final answer. I have some hypothesis I would like share anyway: The ...