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How to get whitelisted in microsoft's email network?

The deep link to get whitelisted for Microsoft's email network is: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=614866&clcid This gives you the form "Sender Information for Outlook.com Delivery"
Hans Rossel's user avatar
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Where are these spammy posts generated from?

Turns out, the WordPress install was indeed compromised. I did a diff of my existing install vs a new WordPress install, and diff reported new file: # diff -qr wordpress_installed/ wordpress_new/ ...
Sathyajith Bhat's user avatar
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Why am I getting foreign language spam with nothing to sell nor any links in the email?

I can't claim to know all the motivations of spam bots, but the main motivation is creating links to help SEO. Most of the bots submitting this form don't even realize that it is a contact form. ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Suspicious php links found on cPanel visitors

Random unexpected URLs on your should be returning "404 Not Found" status. When so many weird URLs return "301 Permanent Redirect" instead, it is often a sign that your site has ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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How to block Googlebot from accessing one specific page

Since this does appear to be the real Googlebot, the recommended way to block access/crawling is to use /robots.txt: User-agent: googlebot Disallow: /blocked.php However, if you still want to block ...
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Suspicious php links found on cPanel visitors

I looked up the IP 185.191.171.42, and it seems to be owned by SEMRush. So the possible reason is that you have second-hand domain that the old owner created those pages and SEMRush still has the list ...
Muhammad Dyas Yaskur's user avatar
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.fr: How can I receive spam because of registering a domain?

How can they react that fast, does afnic offer a list of recently registered domains? Yes, here (daily) and here (delayed, consolidated). They used to publish the lists in image (GIF) format for some ...
Kate's user avatar
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Can I avoid having my email server running on a VPS blacklisted?

Your IP can be listed in blacklists even if your IP is dedicated. Using a shared IP doesn't necessarily impact your IP reputation as long as your neighbors have good behavior. Usually IPs get ...
sevenok's user avatar
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Fixing my mail servers outgoing IP being on spam blacklists

Don't bother getting that IP off those lists. Too much effort, outcome uncertain, and no guarantee for the future. How much mail do you send? Is that hundreds of mails per months, or tens of ...
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How to remove spam URL from Google Search Console

Google does not punish your site for 404 errors - their 404 report is purely informational, and meant to notify you in case you see any URLs in the report that are not actually supposed to be 404. It'...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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Block rank-checker.online

This isn't a direct answer to your question but to your problem: Try a hostname filter on your Analytics account instead. Filter only for your domain. The only situation in which you'll get views ...
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Blocked by Disqus from posting on my own site

Other than contacting them for a review of your case there is no way to fix this, and creating a new account you will probably find will result in the same thing happening with the new account as most ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Fake Bounce Spam Emails in Gmail - Are These Really That Fake?

Looks like someone is spoofing your [email protected] address. This line shows a spam relay server: Diagnostic-Code: smtp;554 resimta-ch2-11v.sys.comcast.net comcast 23.227.123.207 found on one or ...
Dean Ransevycz's user avatar
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New Website, Digital Ocean spam traffic very high on Google Analytics

@closetnoc was right. I have contacted Digital Ocean and they responded with: It looks like these IPs are related to a monitoring service, are you currently subscribed to one? If not, it's ...
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Spam backlinks on sub-domain, does it affect main domain ranking

Google only punishes sites or pages that are indexed. If the sub domain is no longer in it's index then there is nothing to punish, it'll only become a problem if you are redirecting the sub domain to ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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My site is falsely classified as malicious by Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Unfortunately at this time Microsoft does not have a global "Report a False Positive" feature which would allow your website to be scanned, re-assessed and marked as safe for all 365 users. There is ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Find external site which sends 404 URL to my website

Take a look at https://www.searchviu.com/en/spam-traffic-google-analytics/. This is a good article on setting up GTM with additional parameters so that the only hits that show up in Analytics are ...
Trebor's user avatar
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How do I know if a site linking to me is spam that needs to be disavowed?

In general, Google is good at filtering out spammy links when ranking your site. According to Google, disavowal is only useful in specific circumstances. You should disavow backlinks only if: You ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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Suspicious php links found on cPanel visitors

I think might be "hacked". xmlrpc is a common attacked used by hackers alike. I use Wordpress Expose from Chris G. Herbert to check if it can list username. I don't know the exact. But some ...
kachan64's user avatar
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Can I avoid having my email server running on a VPS blacklisted?

If this is happening your VPS must be using a shared IP address since that is what is used on spam lists. One solution is to get a dedicated IP address. Your hosting service should be able to ...
Steve's user avatar
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Any idea why my emails sent to gmail addresses are going to spam?

One more thing you could do: create a Gmail account for testing and add it to your mail lists. Hopefully you will then be able to see your mails arriving in the trash folder, and they may contain ...
Kate's user avatar
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What kind of spam is this on our form?

The spammer is probably following this pattern, adapted from legitimate SEO folks who test Google indexing: Find a few long strings that return no Google results. Submit the strings to your form ...
Tim Grant's user avatar
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How to avoid getting spam through a website?

Use multiple techniques and you can catch all spammers: honeypot as mentioned speed (bots fill forms very quickly) duplication (multiple text-fields like address plus comments) links in the wrong ...
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Reporting paid links to google - does it work?

I have reported so many PAID LINKS sites to Google. With actual hard evidence. Including fake metrics sites that show a DA score of 50 + for over $100 but the sites use all fake redirects to make a ...
Matts Cloud's user avatar
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Gmail sees all of our emails as spam after site has been hacked

Google not only depends on third party blacklists but also maintains their own internal blacklist. To remove your domain / IP from gmails blacklist you can use the form located at https://support....
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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MX type and SMTP, They're different with each other

If you set your SPF record to specify the server use something like this to generate your SPF http://www.spfwizard.net/
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Is it also not good for seo to start and end with same word in all pages

Is it normal for search engines that every page-title of website pages start and end with same word with only un-matching middle word? Normal? No. Somewhat common, yes...for sites that are ...
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Block rank-checker.online

I've started using the following code: RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*[bad_referrer]\.com/ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ – [F,L] This looks for the referrer, in your case semalt.com, and creates a ...
Greg McMullen's user avatar
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How do I make my spam site rank well and not get penalized?

If your intention is to expose how spam is being employed and help the visitor recognize and learn to identify spam, that may be a different story. Even if your good intentions are clearly spelled out ...
Michael Moriarty's user avatar

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