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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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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 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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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
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mail.com updates its email service with two-factor authentication and new spam recognition technology

Two-factor authentication is now available to all mail.com users worldwide. The security feature provides additional protection both to the mailbox and to the cloud. With active two-factor authentication, account data is safe from unauthorized access, even if the account password is lost or compromised. To log in, users who activate two-factor authentication in their account settings will be required to enter not only their personal password, but also a temporary 6-digit one-time code generated by an authentication app on their smartphone. more
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