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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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    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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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 Vi@gara misspelling. When you notice this, block those terms and you won't even get their messages in your Gmail spam folder.

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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 firstname.surname@company.com will be a greater target of attack than firstname1_surname1@company.com.
- 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.

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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.

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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.

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How do I block unwanted emails - right clicking and asking to be deleted from their list - most often does not work


To keep these emails out of your inbox, you should report them as spam. When you are viewing an email in Gmail, an icon should appear at the top of the page. It looks slightly like a stop sign with an exclamation point on it.

Clicking the button should report the mail as spam and you should no longer receive them.

Hope that helps!

Jan 14, 2012 | Google Gmail

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Get rid of spam


Unsolicited junk e-mail, or spam, is an unwelcome and often offensive byproduct of the Internet's success. Although there's no guarantee you can avoid all spam, there are ways to avoid looking at most of it.Instructions

  1. Basic prevention
    • 1 If you're already getting spam messages, check with your Internet service provider to see whether it has a spam-prevention option that scans your incoming e-mail for known spammers.
    • 2 If you're lucky enough not to be getting spam now, then sign up for a second (free) e-mail address from a service such as Yahoo or Hotmail. Use this address exclusively for e-commerce, mailing-list subscriptions and bulletin-board postings of any kind. Reserve your main e-mail address for private e-mail to and from friends.
    Rule filtering
    • 1 Create an e-mail folder called Suspected Spam.
    • 2 Use the filtering feature in your e-mail program to create rules that redirect spam messages to your Suspected Spam folder. Most spam is not addressed to its recipient by name.
    • 3 Define a rule for incoming mail that says, "If my name appears in the To: or cc: field, then move this message to the Inbox." The procedure for defining rules varies among e-mail programs, so you should consult your program's Help feature to learn exactly how this works.
    • 4 Define individual rules to catch e-mail that isn't addressed to you personally but that you nevertheless want to receive, such as messages from lists you've subscribed to. Have these rules redirect the relevant messages to the Inbox or to special folders that you have created for mail from those sources--for instance: "If the Sender field includes 'MyList,' then send this message to the MyList folder."
    • 5 Define a final rule that sends all other e-mail that hasn't already been redirected by one of your other rules to the Suspected Spam box. For instance, a rule that says, "If the Sender field isn't 'XYXYXYXYY,' then move this message to the Suspected Spam folder" would work as a catchall.
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Stefan Bird a 14 year old from Falmouth, Ma. repeatedly uses profanity on his Facebook wall. Is there any way to shut him down? I am a concerned parent,


He's 14 years old, the minimum age to use Facebook is 13.

I did an in depth search, but didn't come up with anything that said that swearing was a violation of the Facebook rules.

If you are that concerned about it, you can block him as a user and you'll never see his postings again.

Simply click the x that appears to the right of his posting, mark it as spam, and file a detailed spam report if this allows that.

Go to his profile and click report/block user, located on the left hand side of his profile.

When you block a user, you cannot see them and they cannot see you.
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Sep 04, 2011 | Facebook Social Network

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Someone is emailing me on facebook with abusive mail


Any time you get abusive mail from Facebook,you can report the offender by:

Reporting Abusive Content and Blocking People
To report abuse, please use the proper "Report" link that appears next to many pieces of content on the site. You may also report another user by using the "Report/Block" link that appears at the bottom of a user's profile page. If this does not resolve the issue, we suggest that you block the person by listing his or her name in the "Block List" box that appears at the bottom of the Privacy page.

If you know the offender's real email provider, you can send a Copy of the Offensive e-mail to his/her e-mail provider, by sending a copy to his/her e-mail provider:

For Example. abuse@ hotmail, gmail, yahoo, whatever their e-mail provider .com] but only if you know their REAL e-mail/web-mail provider.

Then
1. CUT/PASTE the offending mail, including senders e-mail address to: Facebook at this Address:
[Cut/Paste this into your browser] http://www.facebook.com/help/?topic=privacy
2. Reporting Spam... Next, look Beneath The Subject (To The Right of: "Back to Messages" and "Mark as Unread", you will want to choose: Mark As Spam. and then Delete).

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