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All You Need to Know About Spam Filtering

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 Bruce Markey (October 27, 2016)  Spam messages are absolute productivity killers and outright annoying. They are unwanted, distracting and sometimes even malicious. In places like business organizations where email is the dominant means of communication, clogged up inboxes with thousands of unwanted mails is certainly bad. What’s more worrisome is that spamming has existed ever since the inception of emails and .. (Spam Blocker)

Keeping your Inbox Clean with SpamExperts

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 Katherine Jackman (April 08, 2015)  In early January this year, we upgraded our email anti-spam solution offering in order to improve the experience for our customers. Fittingly called SpamExperts, the solution enables us to offer our clients a healthy add on to their existing hosting packages to manage unwanted SPAM. The clue is in the title, and thankfully SpamExperts more than lives up to its name. Let’s take a .. (Spam Blocker)

Fake being the operative term…

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 Jacklin Smith (November 07, 2012)  When anyone publishes articles or poems, or for that matter opinions on the net, it is done to extend one’s views to the general populace, or spread a message on a global scale. Avid bloggers would prefer their works to reach a wider audience base, and try to create a following to cater to. Be it the interactive inter-web, or the blogosphere, view count and returning audience are .. (Spam Blocker)

Bloggers and Web Users Beware!

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 Jacklin Smith (November 07, 2012)  MGID, including fem. mgid.com, are websitesthat promiseits users beneficial and profitable rationales by way of traffic in the form of diverse products and services, and providing people with a 100% traffic guarantee on those products and services through their website. Seldom though does this happen, as they’re scamwebsites from which they make money from live chats, fake dating . (Spam Blocker)

Email Encryption Software And The Industries that Use Them

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 Edgardo Allred (June 17, 2011)  In a planet where information is a primary asset, it is no longer unusual why a lot of organizations want to protect theirs as conscientiously as possible. With all of the data hackings going worldwide, a lot of industries are now using email encryption software and archiving programs for their needs. Here are some illustrations of corporations that require the mentioned programs and .. (Spam Blocker)

Organize Your Company Properly with Email Archiving Solutions

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 Edgardo Allred (June 16, 2011)  In this point in time, the internet is king and information that needs to be transmitted quickly is done by means of email. Companies that deliver out and receive a huge selection of emails a day can no longer keep an eye on what mail is genuine and what's not. This can be why you need email archiving solutions to examine and isolate the real mail from the trash. No one likes getting .. (Spam Blocker)

Twitter Account Suspension And Why It Does Not Work

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 Robert Steel (August 27, 2009)  Hands up, everyone who has a Twitter Account! Now, put your hand down again, if you have ever used Twitter to plug your line of work. (Be honest!) Lastly, put your hand down if you have NOT read all the rules. (Again, be honest. ) Obviously this is a hypothetical scenario but my guess is, if you were to put these questions to a thousand Twitter users, by the time you had finished there .. (Spam Blocker)

Arm Your System With an Online Spam Blocker

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 Menno Spijkstra (December 15, 2008)  Spam is almost a fixed accessory to the internet. If you are working online, it is a given fact that you can also be prone to spams. In the recent years, it has been plaguing many internet users and has been present on the World Wide Web since time immemorial. There are various ways for this nuisance type of mail to be posted on the net. Mostly they are posted through emails and there .. (Spam Blocker)

Put an End to That Nagging Spam Mail - Run a Reverse Email Lookup

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 Lindsay Bonn (September 12, 2008)  Though not all Spam is bad, the type that comes into your email box is probably not something with which you want to deal. Though there are some lucky people that never get it, most have had to deal with it on a daily basis. There is not always a lot you can do about spam, but you can use a reverse lookup to see where some of it is coming from. From there, you can see if there is .. (Spam Blocker)

How to Prevent Spam From Making Its Way Into Your Inbox

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 Claudia Kim (August 29, 2008)  You want to hear from friends and family, and when you are at work or working from home, you want to make sure that you get all business communications in a timely manner. These things are what email accounts are for, but because there are some that love to send out spam, you may have a hard time finding the emails that you really want to read. Spam emailers make money annoying you, but . (Spam Blocker)

How Do Spammers Obtain People's Email Addresses?

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 Claudia Kim (August 13, 2008)  You may be spam-free with a new email address, at least for a few weeks. At times, you may find spam coming in when you have only had an address for a few days. You may wonder how they got your email address so quickly. At other times, you may notice a significant increase in the amount of spam coming in to an address that you have had for a long time. Normally, you are the reason your .. (Spam Blocker)

Is Your Internet Provider Blocking Your Emails Port 25 - Here's How to Fix It

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 Sameep Shah (July 11, 2008)  Almost a week ago I found out that I couldn't send emails using my desktop software such as (Outlook / Thunderbird). After speaking with my high speed internet provider I was told that they had recently started blocking port 25 - basically stopping me from sending emails. So after speaking with the tech support staff they told me to try port 587 which didn't work. So I called up my .. (Spam Blocker)

Are You Receiving Your Mail?

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 Roberto Bonomi (June 16, 2008)  People that honestly work their business on Internet, understand that ISPs have to filter e-mail that we send to our clients. Spam is overwhelming all of us, and we need to be protected by ISPs. But anti-spam software is complex, and will only get more so. So they make many mistakes that they call: “false-positives". We understand that due to the volume of spam mail, to suffer .. (Spam Blocker)

White Listing the Mail That You Need

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 Roberto Bonomi (June 16, 2008)  Increasingly, ISPs (ex. , earthlink.net, comcast.net) and mail services (ex. , Hotmail) are using filtering systems to try and keep spam out of customers’ inboxes. Sometimes, though, they accidentally filter the e-mail that you do want to receive. Please do not blame your ISP or mail service. The volume of spam is enormous and the algorithms to figure out what is spam (and what is . (Spam Blocker)

Why is My Mailbox Always Full?

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 Patrick A Chan (June 05, 2008)  If you've tried to make some decent money online, you'll probably start off all fresh and somehow get all caught up with thousands of emails weekly or even daily and wondering how you could better organize yourself. . . Yes, spam mails and scam mails are flooding your inbox and in your efforts to filter off the nuisance kind of emails, you might accidentally be filtering off emails that . (Spam Blocker)

Mailwasher - Email Spam Software Review

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 Paul Elms (April 30, 2008)  Mailwasher is a piece of software that claims to be able to help you fight email spam. Here we look at how the product works and whether it is worth the money. Mailwasher is easily downloaded from the Firetrust site and is quick to get set up. Once ready, it will look at emails that are sitting on your email server before you have downloaded them. You can then elect to delete them if .. (Spam Blocker)

Free Spam Blocker - A Review of Cactus Spam Filter

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 Paul Elms (April 30, 2008)  The amount of spam being sent is on the rise. Unsolicited email now accounts for over 50% of email traffic. There are steps that you can take to cut down on the volume that you receive. The last line of defense is to have a personal spam filter on your computer. There are a number of filtering solutions, although most come at a cost. One of the free pieces of software is called Cactus .. (Spam Blocker)

5 Tips To Stop Email Spam

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 Paul Elms (April 29, 2008)  It's starting to get crazy. It used to be a pleasure to get your email. Now it is a chore having to wade through dozens, even hundreds of unwanted email messages a day. Spam has reached epidemic proportions. Here are 5 things that you can do to cut down on how much unwanted junk reaches your inbox. 1) Protect Your Email Address Make sure that your email address is not visible anywhere .. (Spam Blocker)

Should You Be Worried About Spambots?

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 Paul Elms (April 29, 2008)  Spambots are automated software programs that roam the Internet looking for email addresses. They then gather them into a database that is used to blast junk emails to. Should you be worried about Spambots? After somebody published my email address on the web I was inundated with spam. I eventually had to resort to changing my email address. I'm now much more careful as to who I give my . (Spam Blocker)

Spammers Are Bummers

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 Richard Butler (April 28, 2008)  Even though many authors and speakers have already said over and over again to avoid spamming there are still hundreds of marketers doing it. Why? Is it really worth the time and effort just to get delivered into spam? Spamming is like trespassing in real world, in short you are not allowed in wherever that may be. There are a lot of reasons why you shouldn't spam. And I know you might .. (Spam Blocker)

Protect Your Email from SPAM Bots

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 Brian Duke (April 28, 2008)  One of the easiest ways for your email to get snatched up by a SPAM bot is to have it on your website. Still, many businesses these days fall into the trap and then wonder why they are getting 15-20 SPAM emails a day. Fortunately, there is a quick fix that will allow you to have your email on your website, but in a way that the SPAM bots cannot recognize. The way to do this is to .. (Spam Blocker)

Beat Spam With Disposable Email Addresses

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 Russel Clark (April 22, 2008)  The World Wide Web, although a virtual world, is not actually a very safe place to be in. You can get your identity stolen. Your email address can provide identity thieves the wherewithal to take over your identity. There are many cases being reported and the financial loss is huge for the people who have had their identity stolen. So to protect yourself, think of using a disposable .. (Spam Blocker)

Using "Soliciting A Minor" Charges To Put Away Spammers For Life

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 Albert Dewey (April 21, 2008)  I think that there is one topic that has been grossly underreported but is of great importance. That is the war on spam. Now I am aware that most people think that there is not much that can be done about it and this is further brought about by the fact that some of the most virulent spammers out there are getting barely a slap on the wrist when one considers the damage and cost they .. (Spam Blocker)

Why You Need To Worry About Spam

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 Ronald Hudkins (April 17, 2008)  What is Spam? According to spam abuse .net “Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send - most of the costs are .. (Spam Blocker)

SPAM - History and Prevalence

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 Allison Merlino (April 14, 2008)  The term Spam is thought to be derived from a Monte Python skit. But the fact that Spam makes up over 80 percent of emails sent isn't that funny! A Monte Python sketch performed in 1970 references the British rationing during World War II. SPAM was one of the only meat products that was readily available and not being rationed. Python's sketch is set in a café and every item on the .. (Spam Blocker)

The Evil Email Marketer Strikes Again

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 John Metzler (April 10, 2008)  If you're like me, you get about a hundred junk messages in your inbox a day. This is nothing new, of course, but after all our technological “advances", these scumbags still provide a giant thorn in the proverbial e-side. At the very least, these spammers can get rather creative with their subject lines from time to time, providing me with a genuine laugh for a moment before I .. (Spam Blocker)

Guide To Blocking Spam On Wordpress

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 Paul Elms (April 10, 2008)  Wordpress is a great platform for getting your thoughts out to the world. Unfortunately unscrupulous spammers also want to use your blog as a vehicle for spreading useless messages. The main spam problem on Wordpress is comment spam. The origin of this is that people try to get links back to their own websites by leaving a comment containing a link on your blog. Sometimes the comment .. (Spam Blocker)

What Is 419 Spam?

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 Paul Elms (April 08, 2008)  Have you recently received an email from overseas saying that somebody wants to pay a large amount of cash into your bank account? Well the chances are it's NOT your lucky day. This is more than likely a 419 spam email. This type of fraud has been widely used by Nigerian scam artists to trick unsuspected people out of their money. The 419 scam is so-called after the section of the .. (Spam Blocker)

7 Tips On How To Get Rid of Spam Forever!

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 Gary Greg (April 08, 2008)  I'm glad to see that you hate spam as much as the rest of us. Here are 7 internet-safe tips on keeping the spam out of your Inbox, and junk box for that matter: I would be willing to bet that a great number of readers are using Internet Explorer right now. Well toss the junk, and get in with the new. Alternate browser's such as Mozilla Firefox and Apple's Safari have built in spam .. (Spam Blocker)

How Did They Get My Email Address?

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 Coenraad De Beer (April 05, 2008)  The most frequently asked question from spam victims is: “How did they get my e-mail address?" This clearly shows that most victims of spam don't have a clue about preventing it. Knowledge about the techniques used by spammers to collect e-mail addresses is crucial, because this gives the e-mail user an edge in the war against spam. In this article we will look at the e-mail .. (Spam Blocker)

Browse the web freely and evade filters and firewalls using the ProxServ Network powered by Filte ...

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 Paul Elms (April 02, 2008)  There was a time when it was a joy to open up your email program and see which friends had sent you a message. Now it's a task many of us dread, thanks to the rise of spam. These junk emails now account for over 50% of email traffic. There are a number of different ways that you can protect yourself including using anti-spam software. One of the free programs that are available is .. (Spam Blocker)

Spam Blockers And The Average Consumer

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 Scott Lindsay (March 31, 2008)  Spam blockers are absolutely essential to sanity in email correspondence. Chances are pretty strong that if you have signed up for something online you will be barraged with emails. It is also quite probable that your email address will be sold to third party marketers and you will receive unwanted correspondence from more than one party. This is why spam blocking is so important. In .. (Spam Blocker)

Free Spam Blocker For Emails

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 Paul Elms (March 26, 2008)  Just think of the time that is wasted every business day going through garbage emails. Even if everyone just spends 10 minutes each day filtering out junk emails, the cost to industry runs into millions of dollars a day. But there are ways that you can fight back against this increasing tide of spam. By using specialist software packages you can prevent these email messages getting .. (Spam Blocker)

How to Deal with Email Spam

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 Rick Vidallon (March 25, 2008)  Dealing with email spam is like putting up with house flies and picnic ants - it comes with the territory. And if you have a wide web presence, the spam will come in droves. I receive up to 100 pieces of email spam per day and have become accustomed to deleting them. The more visible you are on the Web as search engines pick you up, the more spammers will find you and spam both visible . (Spam Blocker)

How Email Spam Blocking Works

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 Justin Kander (March 25, 2008)  This article is about how email accounts and Internet Service Providers filter out spam. How to get around these spam blockers will come in a future article. It is important to understand what is considered spam and how it is blocked if you want to get around it. First of all, you should not be sending spam, but non-spam messages are frequently interpreted as spam, and as an email .. (Spam Blocker)

How Useful Are DNS Block Lists?

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 Andreas Stiasny (March 21, 2008)  DNS block lists can be a nice way to reduce the amount of email spam received by a mail server. They are usually cheap, easy to install and resource-friendly. As the name implies they work with the help of domain name servers. If a mail server uses DNS block lists it queries a name server for the address of a name built from the hostname or IP address of the sending mail server and the .. (Spam Blocker)

Another Way to Handle Spam Coming Through Your Domain

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 Robin Henry (March 20, 2008)  I'm always astonished at the rubbish I receive every day in my inbox. I secretly wish a huge corporation would tackle some of the idiots who keep sending spam and sue them off the face of the earth. Or perhaps design some sort of death ray that melts their servers. I also wonder whether anyone is stupid enough to order a male enlargement drug, apply for a job transacting money between .. (Spam Blocker)

Are Pop-Ups Something To Be Worried About?

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 Paul Wilcox (March 14, 2008)  Pop-ups are the annoying ads and other things on the internet that open on your monitor as you're surfing the web. Their main goal is to either get you to visit a certain website or to collect your name and email address for marketing purposes. These pop-ups are usually caused by something called Javascript, which is a simple programming language built into the web page you're .. (Spam Blocker)

Eliminate Spam

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 Steve Waddington (March 02, 2008)  Well over 90% of all spam is sent by compromised PC's. Spam send by dedicated spam servers are easy to blacklist. It should therefore be possible to eliminate spam world-wide by a) restricting Internet access of compromised PC's sending spam b) forcing owners of said PC's to take anti-virus and anti exploitation measures c) null routing the few remaining deliberate spam servers. We .. (Spam Blocker)

Spam - Some People Avoid Mail

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 Howard Ryan (February 26, 2008)  A simple search at Wikipedia will render the following definition for SPAM: [not an acronym] written spam - slang name for Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE; junk/bulk email) How ironic. It turns out that one of the worlds most well known electronic acronyms is not an acronym at all. Is that really the case? Considering that the last 15 years has seen a worldwide reliance and .. (Spam Blocker)

Help to Reduce Spam

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 Helen Cox (February 26, 2008)  Since the introduction of the Internet to the public, spam has been in existence and has become more and more of a growing concern and problem. Everyone who uses the Internet, especially with an email account has probably experienced a form of spam. I don't actually think it is possible anymore to have a email account where no spam is received without the help of a spam filter. The .. (Spam Blocker)

Spammers and Your Email Account

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 Helen Cox (February 26, 2008)  Do you remember how useful email was before spam? It's been that long that many of us don't and we have merely accepted that when you sign up an email account you are excepting the fact that you are going to become another victim of spam on a daily basis. The sending of spam or bulk mail sadly works due to the fact it is such a cheap medium to use to get a message to thousands of .. (Spam Blocker)

How To Get Rid Of Spam

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 Mike Freije (February 05, 2008)  Spam is, unfortunately, an abuse of the internet that you - the end user - ultimately pay for. If you think spam costs nothing, think again! In 1997, America Online estimated that between 5% and 30% of its email server resources were exclusively dedicated to handling spam. Don't publish your professional email address online, ever. And never under any circumstances submit your .. (Spam Blocker)

Using Your Spam Filter

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 Helen Cox (January 29, 2008)  Spam emails are one of the main annoyances to Internet users. Anyone who has an email address and is an internet user has more than likely experienced spam at some point. The more you use the Internet and the more chat based web sites that you have interacted with as well as the more you have filled in online forms using your email address, the more spam that you are likely to receive. . (Spam Blocker)

Filtering the Internet

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 Helen Cox (January 29, 2008)  Surveys from the past few years demonstrate that 48% of large companies blame their worst security threats on employees who use the Internet for personal reasons. In 2001 60.7% of employees stated that they visit web sites for personal use with 51% of employees spending time checking email, online chat, shopping and checking their finances. Every year many working days are lost due to .. (Spam Blocker)

Spam and Where It Comes From

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 Helen Cox (January 29, 2008)  In the society that we live in today people now class all unsolicited email as spam. This includes automatic replies, emails containing viruses and unwanted but legitimate business propositions. Spam is nearly as old as the Internet and many believe that the problem of spam will never really go away as spammers are becoming increasingly difficult to stop. They are also finding more and . (Spam Blocker)

Spyware Removal Software And How The Doctor Can Help

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 Cary Bergeron (January 28, 2008)  Diagnosing your computer is just as important as going to the doctor when you are feeling a bit sluggish. If your computer has Trojans, worms and viruses that you do not know about, it could be running slow and giving your important information to a third party. Adware and spyware is common today for all Internet users. Have you downloaded a song, a picture or a document from the .. (Spam Blocker)

Spam Blocking and the Mordor Ring

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 Scott Lindsay (January 24, 2008)  In the Lord of the Ring book series by acclaimed novelist J. R. R. Tolkien, Frodo Baggins carries the weighty burden of delivering a much-prized ring to the fires of Mordor where the flame that forged the ring can also consume it. The ring has caused only hardship for those that have possessed it for a time. This ring tended to mirror a form of addiction for those who carried it. The .. (Spam Blocker)

How to Stay Away from Trouble - The Spam Laws

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 B Green (January 21, 2008)  Everybody hates spam. You really don't want your hosting service provider to discontinue your affiliate marketing website because they received spamming complaints, much less get into trouble with the trade commissions. Especially after you've done so much search engine optimization to your site. But the structure of your business requires you to rely on a certain percentage of .. (Spam Blocker)

How To Deal With Spam

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 Kay Dinsdale (August 02, 2007)  Spam email is something that, even if you've been using the internet for just a week, you will be well aware of. Spam email is a multi million pound business meaning that despite the Government's best efforts to criminalize sending Spam and put behind bars some of the world's top internet spammers, there are a million reasons why another undesirable will start to flood your inbox with .. (Spam Blocker)




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