Questions tagged [spam]

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

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Why is a spam/hacked website appearing in the “Linked from” list for 404 Crawl Errors in Google Search Console?

A website I manage is listing numerous crawl errors in Google Search Console for URLs that don't exist on my site and never existed. eg Images/mage.asp?id=buy-my-dodgy-pharmaceuticals-12345.html When ...
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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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Google Analytics listing hundreds of pages that are not from my site

lately i'm getting very strange pageviews in my GA report. On the tracked domain i have only 4 pages active. Instead of getting the report only for those pages i see 481 pages viewed on the tracked ...
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What % can be regarded as “normal” “not viewed traffic” reported in AWStats?

Recently statistics for my site is about 50% "not viewed traffic". This seems much as many robots are blocked. What % of "not viewed traffic" can be regarded as "normal"? Is my site under attack when ...
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Impact of using free domain extension for personal email (spam-wise)

Certain TLDs/extensions are allowed to be registered for free. Examples include: .tk and .ml Say for example, I register somedomain.tk as my personal domain for email only. I use Google Apps (for ...
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Multiple URL referral spam list

As a company, we're running a homepage with a set of landing pages (10+ of them) and it's becoming quite tedious to keep updating a spam referral list on every one of them individually. Is it ...
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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 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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email marked as spam even with DKIM, SPF and DMARC headers

I've configured a Postfix+Dovecot email server. I took care of SPF, DKIM, DMARC and added appropriate headers to the message. I haven't used the machine for 2 years, so it can't be blacklisted from ...
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Spam emails from my domain

Do spam spoof emails pretending to be sent from your domain which SoftFail SPF verification hurt your domain's reputation with spam filters?
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Effect of email address on spam filters

I am setting up a newsletter mailing list for a company and an interesting question came up, Does the email address that we send our newsletter from have an effect on whether we get filtered out ...
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Sender score and side effects releated to mailinator.com or maildrop.cc or any other spam eater tool

I have looked around, however, I can't find accurate information if the Sender Score could be affected if I send hundreds of transactional emails daily to mailinator.com or maildrop.cc or any spam ...
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How do spambots find and submit to email opt-in the end of a funnel?

I have an opt-in page that's being nuked right now with spambots. A simple webpage that I use to allow subscribers into my email list. The only way to get to that page was through one of my tracking ...
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Determine whether an email host gets rejected by hotmail?

Our current shared hosting can't be used any longer to send email to hotmail/live accounts - presumably due to other users spamming, though none of the IP addresses are on blacklists and SenderBase ...
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What is happening with this backlink profile? Is it spam, malware or an intentional attack?

I recently took on a new website client. During my initial research, I ran their website through ahrefs. I discovered several dozen (maybe a little more) of spammy looking backlinks. Some dating back ...
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My info@ email address keeps sending SPAM mails

Since somewhere in april my info@ email address is being used to send SPAM emails. I first noticed it when I received a 'Mail Delivery System' email with the message that an email couldn't be sent ...
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What is infecting these networks between 10/25/15 and 11/1/15?

Just noticed a fancy new graphical threat dashboard in the Google malware scan systems. There seems to be a cleanup then subsequent spike in infected sites across various [less-than-high-quality] ...
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Spam Traffic, large page view increase but normal amount of visitors - doesn't appear to be referral spam

For the last two days I have been getting above average traffic on my website. Most of these visitors have an average duration of under 15 seconds. While there are not that many more visitors than ...
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Setting up Google Analytics filter to exclude any spam IP which hits wp-login.php

I'm launching a new website, not hosted on WordPress, but the majority of the (thin) traffic is junk like this: 46.165.211.194 "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0" 404 8012 "-" "-" 46.165.211.194 "GET /...
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Random (but coherent) text posted from random IP addresses - what kind of attack is that?

My website has a nice by-design anti spam protection. Originaly it was a mistake. What I did is, that every AJAX-submitted <form> has method="get" but AJAX actually uses POST. Thanks to this, ...
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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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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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Exim in cPanel - spam spreading by “exim -bpc” command?

(Moved from ServerFault) I found that server have low reputation on talosintelligence. When I search through exim logs I found that in each minute there is run of exim process to counting queue. ...
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How to read FBL abuse reports?

I've configured Feedback Loop (FBL) abuse reports for newsletter on https://returnpath.com to track users, who mark my emails as "Spam" and unsubscribe them on my end. The problem is, I couldn't ...
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Website URL in YouTube 'about' page redirects to Spammy website

My wordpress website's URL that I added to my YouTube channel's 'About' page often redirects to some random spammy website. Would this be happening only for me or do my channel visitors also face ...