OK, so there's no problem, just curiosity. Looked at my User Panel and checked on a thread I commented in yesterday and it's gone. The +rep I got in that thread is gone too from my list of commented posts, and I have more up-voted posts in my statistics(63) than I have in the blue thumbs-up icon (60). My theory is that yesterday's thread starter was flagged as a spammer and his post was deleted. Since the starting post was zapped, all the follow-up posts were deleted (i.e. mine) too because what's the point of keeping a thread with an …

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It's all too easy to think that spam is an old problem, and one that has largely been dealt with. Certainly, many people will tell you that they see very little evidence of spam in their mailboxes. This, however, has less to do with the demise of the spammer and everything to do with the effectiveness of spam filters. The latest Kaspersky Lab analysis of the spam and phishing threat landscape for the first quarter of 2015 suggests that some 59.2 per cent of email traffic was actually spam, which is good news in as far as that number is …

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On the plus side, there certainly seems to have been a drop in spam activity since the new UI went live. I suspect the spamming hoardes don't like it very much :)

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Skype used to have a setting that would allow me to block all unsolicited contact requests. Shortly after Microsoft acquired Skype this feature was removed. I used to get 2-3 requests per week and it was easy enough to delete-and-report-abuse although I suspect nobody ever actually looked at these reports. However, I am now getting 5-10 requests per day from users with obviously bot-generated accounts. I've checked google and the Skype forums and it is apparent from the comments that many other people are having the same problem and are pissed off. Microsoft/Skype does not participate in any discussions about …

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[B]A professional e-mail address[/B] is defined as one that, in its entirety, represents and reflects the professional interests of the user or owner of the e-mail address itself. A professional e-mail address forms a constituent part of how individuals or organisations actively market their products, services, skills, or professional objectives. A professional e-mail address also therefore communicates factual, useful, and meaningful information about the owner or user of the address. To determine whether an e-mail address is professional, ambiguous, or unprofessional, both parts of the address, i.e. the local element before the ‘@’ sign and the domain name that follows …

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Some interesting [research](http://www.proofpoint.com/threatinsight/posts/phishing-in-europe.php) from security outfit Proofpoint was published this morning which reveals that unsolicited email heading towards users in the UK is three times more likely to contain malicious URLs than that destined for users in the United States, or Germany, or France for that matter. It's not, as you may think at first glance, just a matter of the UK getting more spam. The research conducted over the summer, using the US as a baseline, shows Germany getting more spam as a percentage than the UK, US and France. The prevalence of spam and malicious URLs in the …

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My email address, business logo and picture have been hijacked. I have been getting emails from my own email address with my business logo attached offering me a job. Most recently I recieved an email from a meetup group with my email address from a group that I am not a part of. WHen i contacted the Outlook team they told me to change my password (I had changed it 8 times)so they told methat there is nothing they can do and to contact Microsoft. When I did, the tech support person told me that it is impossible for me …

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hi all :) i've problem with spam email in ubuntu 1204 LTS use ispconfig3,... each spam email detected by server (ispconfig3) it's not send to client (outlook), its stopped in sever,.. how to allow/by pass all email contain spam to client??? what must i set??? please help me :(

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The inboxes get flooded with spam mails and searching for the really useful emails from the junk becomes more and more difficult. Is there some way to stop this other than marking each such mail as spam?

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Greetings, I have a site that was created back when the dinosaours were around and of course there is a feedback form that wasn't secure and was generating spam via injections. I have implemented my typical measures; CAPTCHA, preg_match, trim, stripslashes, strip_tags, and even preg_replace. Still the spam continues. I have implemented the creation of a txt file to log each submit of the form with the idea of seeing what exactly is being injected to cause this. The problem is nothing is apparent in the log. The only obvious indication is that a drop down form field right after …

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Hi! I am facing a problem that i have redirected a website to the new one in htaccess but google webmaster is showing the "Links to Your Site" problem in webmaster and according to my knowledge this problem is very critical and serious. Is there any solution to get rid of this problm. Thanks

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Actually this is a common problem for all who work with php mail function. Before I start this new thread, search for 2 days a proper/correct solution for my probem. But i couldn't find of any. When I send email through my web site, It is sent as spam to gmail account. This is my code. $headers = 'From: My web site name <info@mywebsitedomain.co.uk>' . "\r\n" ; $headers .='X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion(); $headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n"; $headers .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n"; $headers .= "Organization: my organizatoin\r\n"; $headers .= "X-Priority: 3\r\n"; mail("mygmailaddress@gmail.com", " Subject going here ", " This is my …

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Hello, So I am a php novice. The company I work for has been getting a lot of spam via our contact form lately so I need to secure it, which I have done with adding a hidden field that if the form is autofilled it will not send. But since it is hidden if a real person uses autofill there message will not go through. I tried putting in captchas, but could never get any of them to work. Here is the form on the contact page <form method="post" action="mailer"> <div class="form">Name:<input class="input" type="text" name="name" /></div> <br> <div class="form">Organization:<input …

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A New Zealand company is [URL="http://businessblogs.co.nz/2010/07/18/suspended-on-twitter-businesses-be-very-worried/"]reporting [/URL]that its Twitter account has been suspended due to “Updates consisting mainly of links, and not personal updates" -- which, if true, means that any other business that posts a lot of links could suffer the same fate. "I suspect the Reuters account [url]http://twitter.com/reuters[/url] will be suspended very soon as clearly 99% of their posts are links back to their site," noted the social media marketing company, Business Blogs, tongue-in-cheek, in describing the situation. "Of course its not just Reuters – all profiles controlled by news agencies should be suspended as well." The company …

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Writing in the latest edition of Vanity Fair, [Kurt Eichenwald states](http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/05/facebook-future-mark-zuckerberg-sheryl-sandberg) that Facebook has "quietly been pioneering a marketing business model unlike any other" and goes on to praise the social networking Goliath for developing new targeting techniques that give "advertisers an unprecedented ability to reach only the potential audiences they want". Eichenwald comes to this conclusion, he says, following months of interviews with Facebook advertising clients, investors and key executives from Facebook itself. The picture painted by Eichenwald in Vanity Fair is of a business which has pretty much revolutionised the marketing and advertising space online, and reinvented itself …

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If you were asked to paint a verbal picture of the Internet in just five words, would they be porn, drugs, spam, Twitter and zombies? After analyzing an amazing two billion emails a day for three months, that's the image arrived at by one research outfit. [attach]15822[/attach]The latest [URL="http://www.commtouch.com/download/1753"]Internet Threat report from Commtouch[/URL], released today, contains little in the way of surprise: unless those five words have been off your security risk radar that is. Based upon the analysis of more than two billion email messages every day, and apparently that is the correct figure, as well as the GlobalView …

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The latest VIPRE Report from [GFI Labs](http://www.gfi.com) suggests that 2013 started off as a bad year for social network-based cybercrime attacks. The report, which analysed the ten most prevalent threats detected during the month of January, identified phishing messages on both Twitter and Facebook as well as malicious spam messages disguised as event invites on LinkedIn. The report identified a substantial upturn in social networking-related phishing, with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn all being targeted with a variety of new creative attacks, a situation not helped by the announcement from Twitter that it had been hacked, resulting in over 250,000 user …

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How forum admins Mark the users as spammers and is there any strategy ? how to overcome this blocking by doing spamming successfully?

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Think of apps and you probably think of your smartphone. After all, Apple pretty much built an iPhone empire around the concept of apps and users of Android and Windows handsets are just as hooked. Truth be told though, and this 'Age of Apps' has spread far beyond the smartphone sphere. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the social media space. ![dweb-profilestalker](/attachments/small/0/dweb-profilestalker.jpg "align-right") Facebook is awash with apps, ranging from the useful to the useless. Many of them fall into the 'simply annoying' category, involving the distribution of games invites or high scores to the largely unimpressed and totally …

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The media, online and off, has been full of scare stories about the 'biggest Internet attack ever' and how a distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign aimed against anti-spam outfit Spamhaus peaked at an attack volume of 300 Gbps (the highest ever recorded by those who record such things) was 'slowing down the global Internet'. DaniWeb didn't join the rush to shout 'the sky is falling' as, frankly, we didn't believe it as there was precious little evidence to be found that the DDoS attack was impacting anyone other than Spamhaus along with it's anti-DDoS protection service CloudFlare and their …

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This one nearly escaped my radar, and does not seem to have ruffled many news source feathers either. Which is surprising, because in my never humble opinion it is actually quite an important bit of news. The Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Jeremy Jaynes (the 8th most prolific spammer according to Spamhaus at the time of the arrest) who, way back in November 2004, was the first person in the US to get jail time for spamming. Indeed, on the double spammy whammy of distributing bulk email of ‘disguised origin’ and possessing a stolen database of …

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McAfee publish a list of the top 10 spam subject lines, because of the work done by their threat research and filtering labs as well as customer feedback, and the latest for July shows how the spammer is now concentrating more on ID theft and less on helping you achieve sexual satisfaction or financial security. Certainly comparing the current subject lines with those from other surveys that have crossed my path over the years makes for interesting reading, in a spam threat evolving without end kind of a way. Let us get July 2006 out of the way first, the …

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Think of spam and chances are your mind immediately turns to China or Russia and messages about sexual dysfunction or a financial deal you cannot believe. Maybe, though, your thoughts should be closer to home. Especially if home is in the United States. [ATTACH=RIGHT]22797[/ATTACH]According to the latest research from security specialists Sophos which has just published the quarterly 'Dirty Dozen' league table of spam relaying countries, China doesn't even feature in the list and Russia is only fourth when it comes to those countries relaying, or distributing if you prefer, the most spam. So who is top of this unsavoury …

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Just curious as to how to report spam here or if it should be reported at all. I received an email from babyl which reads: > Hello >My name is amaram I am tall ,good looking, perfect body figure and sexy.I saw your profile and was delighted to contact you, I hope you will be the true loving, honest and caring person that I have been looking for, And I have something special to tell you about me, So please contact me directly through my email address at (amaram_abluv@yahoo.com) so that I can also send my picture directly to you. …

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I'm trying to think of better ways to fight spam than having a captcha that a user needs to fill in. I've considered emailing a confirmation link to the user that they need to click in order to send the message they filled out in the form, but with Google Analytics' "not provided", I'm wary of doing this. Does anyone have any other ideas that are more user friendly than a captcha?

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I am creating a website although during a trial run with a couple of friends they uncovered a bit of a major issue.... the ability to spam. I have added a hidden box e.t.c. to attempt to prevent bots from spamming but my friends where able to post twenty messages in about one minute which obviously isn't good. I am not entirely sure where this would go as it is a general sort of thread to do with Web Design so I placed it here. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can either restrict the number of posts …

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Hi, Something that is interesting for webmasters, and SEO. Google announced a new algorithm change to reduce the ranking of 'perceived' spammers. http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2012/04/another-step-to-reward-high-quality.html This latest update appears to target keyword stuffing (lists of keywords) and article spinning. This will reduce the rank of the website with spam keywords in their content.

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Just as the title asks ... can selenium be used to automate forum spamming? If so, what are some techniques to combat that?

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Using newly registered domains with a very short lifespan to host malware websites is so last year. It would appear that these days such things are far more likely to be hosted on much older compromised web sites instead. Could this be down to a decline in domain tasting? The latest MessageLabs Intelligence [URL="http://www.messagelabs.com/intelligence.aspx"]report[/URL] appears to think so, suggesting that the previously widespread practise of cancelling a new domain registration within a few days 'cooling off' period has been in decline recently. Indeed, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers stated as much in June. The MessageLabs analysis of …

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Anyone who uses Twitter, and has at some point posted a link to something interesting, will have almost certainly used a URL-shortening service such as bit.ly for example. Now the spammers are exploiting the popularity of such link-reduction services by establishing their own fake URL-shortening services in order to redirect users to their own spam and malware sites. [attach]21048[/attach] According to the latest Symantec MessageLabs Intelligence Report, this is the first time that spammers have been found to be using custom URL redirection (with domains registered many months before being used) as part of their efforts to evade detection by …

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The End.