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Any idea why my emails sent to gmail addresses are going to spam?

This has always happened a bit, but it seems much more rife now. I use Mailgun to send them DMARC/SPF configured correctly mail-tester gives me 9.5/10 Google Postmaster tools shows perfect scores for ...
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Just after 1 month, impression dropped to ~0. After enhancing the content, why and what to do next? [duplicate]

My website is a listing website that lists AI tools over the internet. After submitting my new website to Google Search Console, the initial impression remained around 400 for about a month. However, ...
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Handling of unsubscribe link for individual user-requested email

How are people handling the unsubscribe requirement in emails that aren't really subscriptions? I send out various emails from my domain including Newsletters. These are opt-in with unsubscribe link (...
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410 for chinese spam links in .htaccess? Recrawling on GSC

A clients site has been facing a chinese spam links attack. With ~100k spam links already created, with many indexed, before we were onboarded. The links all have either of these two in the slug /...
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My domain link is flagged as dangerous/spam in emails

Recently my website was hacked and there were many redirects to other sites that were setup. I have cleaned up everything and the issues were fixed. Google initially flagged it was insecure and was ...
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Threatening email sent to me from my email address (from email address same as to address) [closed]

I received an email earlier today on my work email address The email came from the same address - mine but I didn't send it It was an email claiming that he was a professional hacker and had hacked my ...
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Can I avoid having my email server running on a VPS blacklisted?

We are running our mail servers on VPS and frequently get listed in a spam black list. Our clients began to complain about mail sending failures. (Mail is rejected by the recipients.) The reason to be ...
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.fr: How can I receive spam because of registering a domain?

I recently registered a .fr domain, and the next day I already received a spam mail by an “independent web designer”, mentioning the fact that I bought that domain. There are several questions that I’...
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Is there a way to stop Google from indexing spam internal search results?

I've just seen in Google Search Console that Google is doing 3 things with spammy internal search links. The link structure is always www.example.com/search?q=[spammy link here] Around 500 are green ...
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Do I need to 'warm up' my email address when I plan on using amazon SES to send bulk email?

I've read that when you plan on sending bulk email from a private SMTP server you first need to warm up the IP address of this server by sending only small but incremental amounts of emails in the ...
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GA4 massive spam spikes from cities in different country

More than a Month now our website has massive spikes in direct traffic. So my thoughts are spam. I discovered a lot of traffic from certain cities, especially Boardman, Montreal, Columbus. What is the ...
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Site search form getting spammed, but by Google IP

I have the search form on a section of a site that is getting bombarded with requests like: search query = baccarat philippe starck furniture, ➡️g188.ph⬅️, play free slots with bonus gcash logo cash, ...
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How to remove spam URL from Google Search Console

When we bought our domain and connect Google search engine we noticed that we had about 1000 spam URLs from 2020, probably someone who used to domain as a source of back links. We have a list of all ...
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How to setup cPanels Global Email Filters to filter multiple rules for one e-mail address?

I'm using cPanel 106.0 (build 11) on a Linux server with x86_64 architecture, Apache 2.4.54 and PHP 8.1.13. I'm using the Global Email Filters feature to filter e-mails. I want to create a filter that ...
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block spoofed referrer traffic claiming to be from your own site

I'm getting over 10x usual site traffic with requests that spoof the referrer as my own site. I'm trying to block these with .htaccess A bot's GET request looks like: "GET /content/logo.svg HTTP/...
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Website is under spam backlink attack [duplicate]

Our website's ranking has been dramatacically dropped. We now realized there are too many spam backlinks and obviously someone is attacking to our website. There are more than 10,000 backlinks from 10-...
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One day after putting my site online and registering it with Google I got spam mail. How?

I put my website online yesterday and registered it with Google at the same time. Before that, I didn't even put a single link to the site anywhere online. And I don't have any email address on my ...
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helo_dynamic_ipaddr error and spam email

I'm trying to send an email from my domain's email which is hosted on a cpanel (without support) but I always get it in the spam folder (I send it to my gmail account for my test but here I am using a ...
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What list should List-Unsubscribe header unsubscribe you from

I can't find best practice for the following question: Should the List-Unsubscribe header unsubscribe you from all lists or just the specific list?
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Is email obfuscation with JavaScript still valid in 2021?

We built a website with all our team members and their email addresses displayed on our About page. Now the question arose if bots will be able get their email addresses and send spam using those. ...
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How to filter a spam site from Google Analytics referral traffic

A few months back, I had set up the Google Analytics filter to remove bot traffic from bottraffic.xyz. Yet, it shows up on my Referral Traffic source. Any idea how to remove it from my Google ...
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Suspicious php links found on cPanel visitors

I am facing a problem with my WordPress site. Number of visitors try to access a page that doesn't even exist on my site. It keeps generating every minute with different random php links from ...
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Why am I getting foreign language spam with nothing to sell nor any links in the email?

Most people are familiar with spam emails that have something to sell and have links to click on. But about 50% of my spam originating from my contact form on my site is just Latin with a link, or are ...
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Article url linked via 100s of comment spam - Delete the article or not?

I just noticed that someone has generated hundreds of links to one of our articles through comment spam. I wanted to know if it would be a good idea to delete this article and repost it, thereby ...
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How many areas is reasonable for areaServed schema?

I'm adding some schema to my site and was wondering about the areaServed property. Is this used for SEO in any way? If it is, is it good or bad to cram as much into it as possible? i.e. if I simply ...
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Backlink extortion scam - what to make of it?

I received an email through a clients web form, and - while I have no intention of complying, I am not sure what to make of it. Does anyone have any insights into this kind of spam? I'm curious ...
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How do I know if a site linking to me is spam that needs to be disavowed?

Today i see my google webmaster dashboard links and Top linking sites. A site with an address : example.com linked my 50 pages. I tried to use a spam checker website to see if this domain is ...
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Site gets spammed through internal search

I used to use only search console and Google analytics for website data. But recently I decided to try out Bing webmaster tools when I heard about Microsoft Clarity. In the Site explorer, I noticed ...
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Anti-spam question and google recaptcha added for html contact form but still getting spam messages, how to completely stop?

We implemented the below anti-spam question code into our html contact form. Also google recaptcha is active on the form. But still getting spam of dating and automated other spam messages. Here is ...
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Constant Low Value Fake Orders From a Bot/Malware Script

As if Black Friday was not stressful enough. Since this morning there have been constant order attempts, some successful, for low value items (£4.95). They try over and over... and over again. This is ...
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Find external site which sends 404 URL to my website

For almost an year I have been getting users to a particular page which does not exist in my website. This page for sure is not an internal link and my website runs on WordPress. My site is almost ...
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site: search on Google was showing results from another site, they were removed, but now reappeared in Google Search Console

I'm facing an odd situation, I've added site as property to google search console in this april, around last week i checked that search query, site:my-site.com was showing links for pages which I have ...
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How to avoid e-mail spoofing

My website e-mail is getting 'spoofed' and I would like to put things in place to avoid that happening. As some background, I have a shared hosting account with a dozen domains added to my hosting ...
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Difficult problem with emails I send going to recipients' spam after domain+hosting change

I have been having an issue with emails I send for work (all to external domains) being entirely blocked or going to spam, for many different recipients at various companies, ever since I switched my ...
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Should I report to Google a page with high Page Authority, but is also spam?

I have an interesting situation. My website is indexed properly and well by Google, but I also see a lot of spam sites just copying my content or linking to my website, while I have never asked for ...
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Emails from my domain goest to spam - Split IP and suspicious server name

I have an issue with my VPS and Mails on OVH. I ordered a VPS and domain name for it. In Cpanel, I created a new user, added my domain name and some emails account. Website works fine and the same ...
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Foreign domain points to server and sends spam

I do have a really weird one. I am running a webhosting server that is being blocked by certain providers that use Cloudmark. I contacted the customer support and they got back with an email header ...
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My e-mails are blacklisted. Is it my fault or other people on same server?

I was using https://www.mail-tester.com to check if my email address was on any spam lists. It came back with 3 positive results (against 25 of the most common). Does this mean that people marked my ...
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Suspicious newsletter subscriptions

Since the last few days I have been receiving more newsletter subscriptions than usual. The emails and frequency look suspicious. Like every hour or two. I tested one of the emails with cleantalk and ...
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My site has been attacked by fake visitors

My Website is phonel.ir. My site has been attacked by fake visitors (IP Spam) Look at the picture below: But Google's click reports are correct: Are these attacks harmful to my site? Can my site be ...
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Impersonation in web contact forms [closed]

Many websites have contact us form usually requiring sender's name and email address. Now assume someone uses the contact form but fills in an email address (a valid address) which does not belong to ...
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How long would it take to have a domain unbanned from Facebook?

A week ago two of my posts which link to my website were mark as spam, and after I appealed they were recovered in a day. After that I posted another link, and then all of my posts were retracted. All ...
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Should I buy domain privacy now that GDPR is in

I used to get scammers ringing my phone because I didn't buy domain privacy. Being in the EU, Do I still need to buy this service if I dont want scammers and spam ringing my phone by looking up whois? ...
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How do i allow MediaWiki spamming & vandalism

After stopping spam & vandalism on my Mediawiki website how do I allow spam and vandalism on my MediaWiki website?
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Spam boot activities on form inputs [closed]

Spam boot activities on form inputs. Please this question is not on how to protect sites against spam boots via google recaptcha, captchas, maths questions etc. Am wrting to know how spambots ...
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All checks pass - Mail still goes into spam [duplicate]

I got a self-hosted mail server using nethserver. No matter what I do, the mail I send still goes into the unwanted mail on Gmail and Office365. It's exclusively personal mail. My IP nor my Domain ...
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How to get into the "non spam" territory as a new website/server?

Well we are just in the process of releasing a website live, first for a select few testers and soon (plan is around summer) for everyone. Now everything is working, and I just started the last ...
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My site is falsely classified as malicious by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

My website is getting flagged by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. This is what a user sent me: When I scan the website with Sucuri it seems like everything is clean. Screenshot below. If this ...
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Can a website harm the SEO of another? [duplicate]

Sounds strange because and indeed it is. I came here to ask for this because I am lost for words, in a negative way. The company I work for, created a new brand name. Let's call the company Foo and ...
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Spammy mirror sites [duplicate]

I have a (growing) problem with many of my sites. Someone, is creating mirrors of my sites (don't know if he does it only with my sites or others too) and replaces text with spam keywords. My SERPS ...
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