Questions tagged [spam]

A spam may refer to an irrelevant/unsolicited messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients, or a message being sent over and over again to the same person. This tag should be use with question referring to any kind of spam or issue with the spam/junk folder.

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Is there a way to exclude certain sites from search results in Safari?

I would like to make sure that junk websites (like SparkNotes when I search for Shakespeare info, or Pinterest when I search for images) don't appear in my search results in Google or any search ...
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How do I change the Junk folder on the iPhone?

My mail provider puts spam into a folder called "Spam". On my Mac, I've configured Mac Mail to use this folder when I use the "Move to Junk" action. But if I try the same from the iPhone, it creates ...
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Junk/spam folder only visible after having opened settings in Mail.app

In the default mail app for some reason my junk folders are only visible after I open the preferences menu. The junk folder then stays visible for as long as the app is running, even after closing the ...
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My Mac is sending spam emails

I do not think this is mere spoofing, and I do not think it's exactly like Receiving spam from myself Here is a diff of a test email I sent to myself(on the left), and the spam email(on the right). ...
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How do I block SMS text spam?

I open my Mac's message app (I also get the text on my iPhone, iPad, & Apple Watch), and wish to add this caller to my "blocked" contact, but don't see how to do this. Some of my SMS text spam ...
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How do I report spam that appeared in Messages on my iPhone? - In particular, the kind marked, “Text Message” - delivered by my carrier, NOT Apple

How do I report spam like this, which appeared in Messages on my iPhone? My carrier is AT&T. As I understand it, we can tell from the screen shot (because of the "Text Message") that my carrier ...
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Opened a zip file in a spam email which created a folder in the /net folder

I accidentally opened a zip file from a spam email. There is a text file in the zip file which I have also clicked to view. Later, I checked that this file has the following content: /net/us.e-fax....
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AppleScript to clean spam in Messages

I get a lot of spam in my iMessage, such gamble, sex etc. On my iPhone, it can be filtered into a separate column. But on my Mac, there is no way to filter messages from unknown senders, which is ...
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Names removed from Mac Mail VIP list are sent to Junk

I do not use the VIP list in my Mac Mail (Version 12.2). It's just not how I organize my mail — not how I roll. And yet somehow, I accidentally added my wife to the VIP list. It was very easy to ...
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Why is my long-standing client's e-mail marked as Spam (and removed) but not Junk? How can I stop this?

In the last week, my client's emails have become lost, and finally found in the Apple Spam folder. What is Spam? Is it a flag coming from my ISP? I don't see any spam settings in Mail Prefs, and don't ...
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Spam on iMessage - What are my options?

A person unknown to me got hold of my Apple ID (email) which is registered with iMessage. While as I understand, there should be no harm in some stranger having access to my email address (apart from ...
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Gmail Spam/Phishy classification not recognized by mail.app

I am running into an undesired scenario where incoming mail on gmail web interface is properly categorized as spam/phishing, however if the user employs any mail client (ie mail.app, outlook) - the ...
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Getting spam on my Apple email from just one company

I have an email address that I only use for official communication with the Apple Corporation. I have no phone and have only used this address when registering my iPad and the payment mechanism for ...
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Spam sent from my email address

A relative told me that he received an email from me this morning, that arrived in his spam folder. He opened it and apparently there was some porn related things inside. Obviously, I didn't send this ...
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How can I disable sound for incoming calls but NOT for notifications?

I don't know why but a lot of spammers have my phone number and I'm getting called every day. I can't block their phone numbers because they use a new one every day. However, I use my phone with Slack ...
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How to block a range or list of phone numbers [duplicate]

I get spam calls that begin with the same 6 digits as my own number. It's always a different number so I cant individually block them. Is there a way to block a whole list or a range of numbers? The ...
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How do I stop email addresses from spam autocompleting in Apple Mail?

Every single time I open an email to address to my mom, I see this, and absolutely nothing I've tried will get rid of it: This is absolutely ridiculous. I don't want to see porn spam in my auto ...
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Phishing Mail AppleID

I got the following phishing email from “Apple”: Your ApрIe ID ( xxx ) was used to sign in to other device. Date and Time: 16 August 2017, 04:28 PM (GMT+10) Operating System: Linux If you ...
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iPhone 7 Plus, Access to Messages

I have a new iPhone 7 plus, purchased last week on my personal Verizon account. I have dialed and received calls and messages from only 1 phone number. I do not have an Apple ID or email or anything ...
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How can a spammer create an email that can't be deleted on an ipad mail app from an imap server?

My mum received a piece of spam, that could not be deleted or moved on her iPad using the mail app. It was only removed after deleting the account within the mail app, and recreating it. Question: Is ...
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How to efficiently mark mail as spam before reviewing it in Mac OS X Mail.app?

If my ISP marks an email as spam, and moves it to the spam folder before the Mac OS X Mail.app sees it, Mail.app does not mark these emails as spam. This wouldn’t be too bad if there was a way for me ...
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Can I block entire area codes from my iPhone? [duplicate]

I get 4-5 telemarketer calls each day. Each time they call, it is from a completely different phone number. Including different area codes. I've performed all of the usual procedures to combat this....
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Contact card spam

I'm getting contact cards in my Contacts.app that have the Apple logo, a name like "Apple inc." Or "Expedia" and then hundreds of emails listed under that contact. I suspect this is someone trying to ...
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iPad mini virus? iOS 10.1 what to do?

I was browsing the internet when the app store opened by itself, though the back button was greyed out and no apps were showing on that screen. I was unable to click out of it for maybe 1-2 seconds. I ...
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Suspicious Calendar Events, Spam Phone Calls, and Outgoing Messages—Has my iPhone been hacked?

Has my iPhone been hacked? Part I: The FaceTime Call Yesterday evening, after turning on Do Not Disturb mode for the night, my phone begin to ring (an incoming FaceTime call) with a ringtone I have ...
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How to block senders in Messages app on Mac OS X? How to mark as spam?

Getting many junk texts during election season. Messages come to both my iPhone and MacBook Pro (connected via my iCloud account). I'm not seeing any way to mark messages as spam, nor to block ...
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How are these Chinese spam iCloud Calendar/Reminders invitations sent to me? [duplicate]

Recently, I’ve received a couple of spam event invitations in Calendar on my Mac. The most recent had only Chinese text, and recurred at 5:46am every day. I am able to decline these by clicking on ...
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Spam iCloud Calendar Invitations

Today I've suddenly received spam calendar invitation for $19.99 Ray Ban sunglasses (never subscribed, checked, searched or visited any related site, so clearly spam) and it has other visible email ...
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Spam from NY Times & WSJ top stories notifications on iPhone

A while ago, my wife and I started seeing news story alerts on our iPhones on the lock screen. We didn't think much about it. But now these notifications are spaming us daily with garbage news ...
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iPhone scam message - did not open picture but pressed preview

I have made a mistake tonight. I received a picture message, saying "free picture message - click to open'. I did not click the link in the message, but I did click "preview". Nothing happened on my ...
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AppleMail can not remove specific emails

I'm trying to delete obvious (virus, spam, scam) email anyway from Apple's Mail.app. Getting error: File 7936.emlx could not be opened, because the file doesn't exist. That's rough translate from ...
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Mail.app - messages deleted by applescript reappear later in the day in the inbox.

I use a set of applescripts to help report junk mail to spamcop. The first script, after sending the raw source of the selected message to spamcop, marks the message as junk and then deletes it. ...
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Seeking spam filter that uses a database shared by all its users

One thing that's great about Gmail is that it uses the entire userbase to identify spam - if enough users mark something as spam, it's likely spam and gets marked for everyone as such. Are free spam ...
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Block emails with “This message has no content”

Emails that only contain a hyperlink show up in my iPhone email inbox saying "This message has no content" (yet another terse and inaccurate error message, thanks Apple) Every single person who knows ...
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El Capitan Mail 9.1: Disable remote content loading for junk mail only

Is there a way to disable the remote content loading only for messages marked as junk? I am aware that I can disable for all messages via Preferences, however I always want to show remote content on ...
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How can I report spam about my Apple ID

I received a spam email that pretends that I have to validate my Apple ID account information. Our automated system was recently unable to validate your details and therefor we require you to ...
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Hide facebook notifications inside app?

May be I mismatched a forum, but I hope, you can help me. I don't like social networks and facebook especially. But I need to use it. I've installed official application and I'm received annoying ...
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How do I report a spam/fake radio station in the list of iTunes internet radio?

This radio station doesn't play and is just an advertisement for another service. It doesn't play any music. It only asks you to visit their web site. How do I report it? Chillout Beats Live365 -...
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Browser issues - gets redirected to adware

When I open web pages, the page automatically redirects to "youradexchange.com" or some other ad web site. Not been able to resolve the issue.
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How can I hide spam emails in my inbox of OSX Apple Mail app?

I label my emails as spam or better "Junk email" in my iPhone and MacBook Air but the emails continue to stay in my inbox. I want to get rid of them without removing them so I can later improve my ...
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How can I stop loading external images in Mail.app?

I get a ton of spam every day and it makes me crazy that to mark it a spam or delete it I have to select the email, which opens it and loads all its images. We all know spam emails contain distant ...
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Receiving spam from myself

For the last few weeks, I keep getting the same spam message sent by my iCloud account to my iCloud account. I'm not seeing any other weird behavior in my iCloud. I did change my linked email to a ...
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How do I search for an email that might be in my Spam folder on iphone or ipad?

If I got an email and it may be in my junk/spam folder, how do I search for it in that folder? (Or "how do I search for an email that could be anywhere, including in my junk/spam folder)
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“App of the Day is a feature of Pet Match” on each page of Safari

Just today-yesterday I started to see the following text almost on each second page I open in Safari. How to disable this? "App of the Day is a feature of Pet Match and uses visual search ...
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How Can I Trace the Origin of Outbound Spam Mail in Mavericks Server?

My Mavericks Server mail server has been compromised and has been sending reams of Nigerian royalty scam emails out. Where can I find log files which will enable me to track down the IP address these ...
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Spam SMS on iPhone - any chance of stopping it?

Possibly due to some in-app purchase done by a kid before the in-app purchasing was disabled, an iPhone 5S user receives this type of link weekly http://wowza1.mobibase.com:8080/apple/definst/channel/...
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How do I get rid of Genieo from my MacBook Pro?

I am trying to get rid of Genieo which accidentally got installed on my MacBook Pro, when I considered using jEdit. I followed their Download link which appears to be on sourceforge, when the ...
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Junk mail doesn't get automatically deleted

This is happening with Mail.app 6.6 on OS X 10.8.5, but has been going on for a few OS X versions. In Mail.app, my account settings specify to delete junk mail after one day. Except it never gets ...
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Is there a way to know which rule filtered an email?

My Mail.app has at least 100 rules with thousands of conditions and sometimes I get mail filtered that was not supposed to be filtered. All my filters work by moving unwanted stuff to the trash. Is ...
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How do I stop loading images in Junk mail folder in Mail.app 6.6 with Gmail

I have setup Mail.app to use my Gmail account. Gmail has a spam filter that works excellent for me. But I sometimes check the Junk mailbox in Mail to see if something got there by accident. When I go ...