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Spamhaus, bounced emails and blocked IP addresses

Your email bounces back with a permanent error “A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients.”
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Check the bounce message to see if you are on an spam blocklist
When you look in at the bounce message closely, you see it’s been blocked by “Spamhaus.” What’s that all about? more
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What is spear phishing? Can you prevent it?

Phishing scams – where you receive fraudulent messages pretending to be from a trusted sender designed to trick you into revealing personal data – have unfortunately become widespread and the criminals behind them have refined their techniques. For example, there are phishing phone calls (called “vishing” for voice-phishing) and phishing text messages (“smishing” for SMS-phishing).
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Protect yourself against scammers who are phishing for your password
And there is “spear phishing,” a specific form of email phishing that targets individual users. more
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Tired of junk mail? Find out how to blacklist email addresses or domains

When it comes to annoying emails, most of us can identify some repeat offenders in our lives. Maybe it’s junk mail from a store that never seems to get around to taking you off their mailing list, or forwarded jokes from an uncle with way too much time on his hands. But you don’t have to put up with this any longer!
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Use your blacklist to keep out junk mail or other unwanted messages
Use the “blacklist” function to send unwanted messaged straight to your Spam folder. more
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How you can prevent spam – Five easy tricks

No one likes email spam! At best, it is an annoying waste of time; at worst, it can contain harmful malware or hoaxes. But don’t worry, mail.com has got your back, with powerful filters that are highly effective in keeping your inbox a spam-free zone.
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Keep spam emails away from your inbox with these tricks!
But for those rare spam emails that slip through the cracks, check out our list for five ways you can join the fight against spam. more

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What is ransomware?

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Do you know how to recognize and protect yourself against ransomware?
You may have seen headlines about ransomware attacks on institutions ranging from banks to hospitals to gas-pipelines. But what is ransomware, why is it dangerous, and can such attacks be prevented? Today, we answer your questions about ransomware. more
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What is greylisting?

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Ever wonder why an email sometimes doesn’t arrive instantly?
Many of us have experienced this problem: you can’t remember your password for an online service you don’t use that often and have to click “forgot password” to get a reset link. But even though a message pops up claiming that an email was sent to you, no reset link arrives. You click again. And again. Nothing! Then half an hour later, three messages arrive in your inbox all at once. What just happened? One possible cause is a spam-prevention process called “greylisting,” which we’ll explain today. more

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But it’s not spam!

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Stop legitimate emails from being marked as spam
Spam is one of the things people hate most about email. So email providers like mail.com have developed extremely effective systems to block spam emails. The downside, however, is that legitimate emails can be blocked or land in your spam folder. Luckily there are a few tricks you can use to make sure you receive important messages – and to stop your outgoing messages from being marked as spam. more

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Phishing emails: How to protect yourself

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Be on the alert for phishing scams that aim to hook your personal information

You have probably heard about phishing scams – fraudulent emails designed to rob you of sensitive data. Because phishing is one of the most widespread forms of cybercrime, it’s important to learn how to recognize these scams so you don’t get caught in the net. more

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How do I know it’s spam?

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Not sure which emails are spam? Our checklist can help.

Spam is one of the things people like least about email. Sometimes it is annoying but harmless – like  bulk advertising. Much worse are the spam emails that try to trick you into scams or contain computer viruses. Luckily, today’s spam blockers keep a large share of such messages from reaching your inbox. You can also help keep yourself safe by learning to identify the most common types of spam. more
38 people found this article helpful.