Articles tagged: spam filter

Spam Can

Why Am I Not Getting the Email I Signed Up For?

Over-aggressive spam filtering can cause email messages to fail to appear in your inbox. We’ll look at approaches to deal with it.

How Do I Get Rid of All this Spam?!?!

How Do I Get Rid of All this Spam?!?!

If you’re not getting spam now, you will soon — and probably lots of it. What can you do? There’s no magic answer, but there are various things you can do to help.

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Am I Wasting My Time Reporting Scam and Spam Emails?

Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn’t going to do any good.

Mark As Spam

Should I Worry If Email I Send Is Marked as Spam?

If someone threatens to mark your email as spam, don’t worry about it. Here’s why.

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What Do Spam Filters Look At?

Spam filters can be incredibly sophisticated or very simple. I’ll look at some of the characteristics of email that spam filters can check.

Outlook.com Not Junk

How Do I Stop Outlook.com from Putting Legitimate Messages in the Junk Mail Folder?

Outlook.com, like most email services, tries hard to keep spam out of your inbox by placing it in a junk mail folder. Sometimes it gets a little too aggressive. I’ll look at how to tame it.

Spammer VooDoo Doll

Can’t We Just Spam the Spammers to Death?

Unfortunately, that then turns you into, yes… a spammer! There are many, many problems with this idea. I’ll explain a few.

Why am I suddenly getting spam in my inbox?

It can be very frustrating if it suddenly seems like spammers have found you. There is one thing may help your email provider catch up and slow the deluge.

I’m drowning in spam. What can I do?

Sometimes, it seems like spam is a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can’t stop spam, you can manage it very well with a good spam filter.

Why Does Email I Send to a Large Contact List Bounce so Often?

You’re not a spammer, I know that – but you’re acting like a spammer. And there’s your problem.

How Do I Stop All this Spam?

Sometimes, it seems like spam is a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can’t stop spam, you can manage it very well with a good spam filter.

Why do I keep getting a CAPTCHA?

Most of these major email providers are doing what I would call behavioral analysis. They’re looking for signals that indicate spam and then posting a CAPTCHA.

Hacker's Hand

Why is my email being immediately deleted?

Every so often, anti-malware software can go a little nuts, thinking that every email that you get is spam or a virus. Turn that scanning feature off.

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Why Shouldn’t I Use the “Report Spam” or “Junk” Button?

The “Report Spam” and “Junk” link serve an important function in the war against spam. However, used improperly, they can do much more harm than good.