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Is there a way to report fixya spammers other than just flagging them?

It would be much more efficient to just report spamming individuals and then have Fixya delete their account and remove their posts in one shot rather than flagging them and deleting their posts one by one and hoping someday Fixya notices the flagging report and someday looks at the one reported post.

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The problem is this website hasnt got any moderators that i know of. also spammers change names almost daily meaning any doof can have many accounts with fake e mail addresses. i suggested to the so called fixya team that every account has a phone number and legit e mail connected to it so it can be verified and no more anonymous users either. i had no response whatsoever from them... i assume the current major spammer is really taking this site down many times a day with all the trash thats posted....wait and see how it goes is all we can do now..

Posted on Jul 11, 2019

Testimonial: "Yeah, that's what I've been noticing - no moderators. No support. Seems they tried to set it up to be monitored and maintained by other members, offering 2 points for every deleted spam post. They could knock out hundreds, even thousands of spam posts just by deleting a spammers account, and it would be far easier and more effective than having folks like you and me trying to delete them one by one. It's pretty much a futile effort when you have kids posting spam for hours everyday just to get their ya-ya's out and setting up a new account every time they come onto the site. Having some time on my hands today, I've spend a few hours now flagging and deleting, and find there are teams of spammers with some copying and pasting others spam within minutes of each other, especially under the miscellaneous category (seems to be their favorite). Thanks for the info. So, the next step I suppose will be send a note to fixya through their contact page and see if I can't get a response directly from them on how to more effectively deal with all these spammers. Fixya Contact Form - http://www.fixya.com/contact"

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    Glenn Jul 11, 2019

    WTH..??? I post a comment and it shows up as a "testimonial"...??? great... real rocket scientists we've got on the development team at fixya...

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    this website is shall we say a drop in the bucket for a company that owns many websites. that would be vertical scope. this ones nothing

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Contact hotmail at the hotmail website or by telephone. You should also anti-virus your computer properly, ie. www.microsoft.com/securityessentials, remove any other anti-virus you have and if you are paying for anti-virus you shouldn't, Microsoft puts this stuff out for free.

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How to keep a check on Email Spam?


Step 1: Set up "filters" in your Gmail account to automatically delete junk mail from specific senders. While spammers tend to change their email addresses frequently, you will sometimes get repeated spam messages from the same sender. Go into your "Settings," click "Filters," and set up a filter that automatically deletes all incoming emails from the sender.

Step 2: If you are getting junk mail from the same company, but the return address keeps changing, create a filter to delete the emails by detecting certain words. For example, maybe the company is called Global Moneymaking Enterprises. Create a filter that catches all emails that contain those three words and set it to delete them automatically.

Step 3: Rather than deleting junk emails that make it into your Gmail inbox, select them and click the "Report Spam" button. This will move the message into your spam folder, but it will also give Google information to help it improve its spam filter.

Step 4: Set up a special Gmail address that you use for making purchases, signing up for newsletters, and doing other activities that require you to give out your email address. Sometimes companies will opt you into promotional offers or sell your email address to spammers. Block this mail from coming to your main Gmail account by protecting that address and only giving out your special account address.

Step 5: If you notice a lot of junk emails in your spam folder that contain certain words, set up a filter to screen out emails with those words. Terms such as Viagra are common, but spammers often change them around to defeat spam filters, However, many of these changes are used frequently. For example, many spammers use the same [email protected] misspelling. When you notice this, block those terms and you won't even get their messages in your Gmail spam folder.

on May 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Delete all Spam Files


You will have to check off one-by-one the spam emails and delete. Here is a tip for avoiding spam...
How to avoid spam
1. Use email filtering software at your email gateway to block spam as well as email-borne spyware, viruses and worms.
2. Never make a purchase from an unsolicited email. By making a purchase, you are funding future spam.
3. If you don't know the sender of an unsolicited email, delete it. Spam can contain dangerous malware that can compromise your computer.
4. Don't use the preview mode in your email viewer. Many spammers can track when a message is viewed, even if you don't click on the email. If you view a spam email, it confirms your address to the spammers.
5. Don't overexpose your email address. Posting to mailing lists that are archived online, publishing your address publicly on social networks, and using an easily guessable address based on your name and company makes you an easy mark for spammers.
6. Keep your work and personal email separate. And use one or two secondary email addresses for when you fill out web registration forms or surveys on sites from which you don't want further information.

Aug 25, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How can I limit spam mail without closing account and opening another?


Don't Post Addresses Online- Never post email addresses online such as in message boards, forums or on websites for all to see. Spammers (and Phishers) have automated processes that can 'harvest' these. If you must post it, then disguise the format (e.g. john.smithATgmailDOTcom).
- If you receive a lot of spam, a web search for your email address may reveal whether it is posted anywhere online and you can remove it.
Avoid Common, Guessable Formats- The more complicated your email address, the less likely it will become a target for spam. Spammers use software that trys to guess email addresses and a commonly used format such as [email protected] will be a greater target of attack than [email protected]
- Obviously, the trade-off is that your email address will not be quite as memorable or look as nice.
Limit Sharing of Addresses- The more you share your email address, the more spam you will receive, it is that simple.
- Never share your primary personal or work email addresses with those you don't know or trust.
Use 'Disposable' Addresses- Many stores and online services request email addresses for things like account registration, mailing lists and discounts. Set up an email address specifically for these cases, so you do not have to use your primary personal or work email address.
- When spam becomes an issue for this additional email address, simply dispose of it and set up a new one. Services such as Gmail allow you to check and send from different email addresses in one place, facilitating easy management of multiple addresses.
No Email Based Screen Names- If you participate in message boards, chatrooms, Twitter or similar where you display an on-screen name, don't use your email address before the @ sign as the screen name.
- Spammers will often take screen names and add common email endings such as @gmail.com, @yahoo.com and @hotmail.com, in order to guess legitimate email addresses.
Delete without Opening- It is often obvious from the subject line that an email is spam.
- Simply add the sender to your spam filter and delete the email without even opening it. If you do not open it, there is no possibility of the spammer being informed that your email account is active.
Disable Automatic Content Downloads
- Automatically downloading images or other dynamic content in emails might make them look nice, but can reveal to the spammer that your email account is active.
- As a minimum, turn off automatic image downloads in your emails until you are sure the email is trusted and not spam or a phishing email. Specifying to read messages in plain text only will add a further level of security, as all dynamic content will be blocked from download.
Don't Forward Spam- Be wary of emails from anyone asking you to forward the email on, such as petition, chain or joke emails. By forwarding these emails, you are effectively spamming others.
- In addition, these emails are used by spammers to obtain legitimate email addresses for spamming, as they contain the email address of everyone who has forwarded the message along with the addresses of everyone each person forwarded it to.
Never Reply or Click the Links- Clicking links, including the ubiquitous 'unsubscribe' link, in spam emails or replying to spam, will confirm to the spammer that your email account is active, resulting in more spam being received. It may also direct you to a website that contains malware.
- Never reply to spam and avoid clicking links in spam emails. Only click the 'unsubscribe' link for marketing emails you remember signing up for.
Never Purchase anything from Spam- Don't fall for products or services advertised in spam emails, no matter how good they may sound. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
- Buying something advertised in spam only supports the case for spamming and will likely increase the amount of spam you receive, as the spammers now know you are willing to buy.
Avoid Opting In- When purchasing or registering something online, there are usually one or more checkboxes allowing you to opt out of marketing communications or sharing of your information with other 'partners'. If you opt in, you may be opting in to a lot of future spam.
- Always read the opt-out messages with care, as these are cleverly worded to get you to opt-in. Some of them require either selection or de-selection to opt out, whilst others require a mix of selection and de-selection to fully opt out!
Read Privacy Policies- Always read the website's privacy policy before purchasing products or registering your details for software or services online.
- Understand how your email address may be used and whether they can share or sell it to other third parties, who could be spammers.
Use a Spam filter- Activate Phishing and Spam filters on your email account and in your Internet browser to help ensure you avoid receiving spam in the first place.
- Most reputable email service providers will have spam filters that you can turn on, some of which allow very granular policies to be set.
Report Spam- Report spam that does slip through the net to your email service provider or your company, as applicable.
- This will add the sender to their spam filters, identify whether spam filter policies need to be updated and will block future spam from that sender appearing in your inbox again. Reporting spam can also result in the spammer being identified and criminally prosecuted.
Keep Anti-Virus Software Updated- Ensure your anti-virus software is kept up to date and download the latest signatures on a daily basis.
- A lot of malware is designed to access your email contacts and send spam or malware to them from your email account without you even realising.
If it all gets too much...- Finally, if the amount of spam becomes too much to control, you may simply have to start again and obtain a new email address.
- Monitor the old email account in parallel to ensure that all legitimate contacts have your new email address, then delete the old one.

May 03, 2015 | Google Gmail

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What's with all the watch stream stuff spam


Hi Ababa,
Sometimes spammers are trying to take advantage of Fixya's free forum to solicit their business. We are doing our best to block these spammers and delete all their posts. We appreciate all the help we are getting from our devoted users and Experts.

Apr 29, 2015 | FixYa Service

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How do I get my email addresses off of a blacklist?


Firstly, change your password on both accounts, as both accounts may be compromised, secondly run a virus/malware scan on all your devices that you use to access these accounts (avast for virus scan, unless you already have an up to date anti virus installed. Malware bytes for Malware and maybe a scan with super anti spyware wouldn't go amiss). After you have done all of this then you can start looking into why your accounts are flagged as spam. It could be the IP address that your Internet provider has given you has previously been flagged as a spamming IP Address, try turning your router off for about 20 minutes so when you turn it back on you get a new IP address and try again then. As an individual user there is not much more you can do apart from contacting google and Yahoo, they both have forms online (a little tricky to find) that you can fill in to ask to be removed from the blacklist. It may be prudent to have a look at the goole terms for bulk sending as well to make sure you are not falling fowl of googles t&c's. Hope that helps.

Nov 22, 2014 | Google Gmail

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How do you report spam on FixYa


Yo can report spam on the site buy reporting it as abuse, to do so you can hit the flag symbol just above the question and fill out the details in the fields provided. Once you have sent an abuse report our customer service team will look into the matter and you will receive feedback via email providing you were signed in to your account at the time you reported it to us.

May 13, 2012 | FixYa Service

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Someone is sending spam mails from my yahoo mail id how can i stop that. I tried changing my password still i am facing the same problem.


Change your security question and answer. Most of the time spammers use social engineering to get this information and get/reset the password.
Contact Yahoo support and report your problem.

Feb 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My email address is [email protected] . Please tell me why my account is blocked?


Your account may be blocked by yahoo for 2 reasons.

1. Your account has been spamming or
2. Your account has been reported for abuse.

If you are not the one doing those spamming or abuse, then your account might got compromised. It is advised that you get a new yahoo account since your blocked yahoo address was already harvested by spammers or spambots and was able to used it to send out abuse or spam. Make sure you secure your new account by using a strong password.

Oct 03, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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