How do you react for spam/abuse mails? What would you do?

Indonesia
November 7, 2007 4:25am CST
Spam/abuse mails is the major problem on the net. Personally, I really hate that kind of emails, we never request or ask them to send us. I actually taking actions by actively reporting to the email provider, ISP, the domain hoster (I mean place where the domain were hosted) and I also put on cc the spam/abuse mail sender. I just wanna know, what did you guys do, is it just click report spam button on email like yahoo & gmail or you guys active like me, sending personal email to gmail or yahoo. Few tips for all of you, if you receive spam/abuse mail, do not reply to them, if you do, it's a sign for them that your email is active and they will keep spamming you with different emails. I usually also check for the domain whois, the exact IP address, I check the location from the senders original email. I often found them and report to the admin, if you stay in US, you might forward the spam/abuse mails to ic3.com, they will take it seriously as long as you're on the right side.
4 responses
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Everybody doesn't wan to be spammed. I simply ignore those spammed emails. I didn't care to read it. I know that it will be just a waste of time
• Indonesia
18 Nov 07
So, did you let your mailbox full of spam mails? For user with slower internet connection, It'll be matter since the loading time will take much longer
@Unl3ashed (111)
• Belgium
8 Nov 07
well, i basicly use my spam filter. gmail has a very good one it never let's anything trough if you have tagged the provider of spam. once you select "mark as spam" you never get any spam from that website again. it goes to your spambox the only disadvantage is that you have to keep cleaning you spambox, although you can let it stay there untill it gets deleted automaticly
• Indonesia
18 Nov 07
I just heard that gmail spam controller will act automatically, so each time the spammer send email to you, the email will be bounch back and it make your email looks like no longer exist. Is taht true?
• India
7 Nov 07
I dont react at all, because these mails are not come under my request. Every day I get atleast 5 to 6 mails like this. The moment I see the address from where it has come, I will just delete it. Because reporting scam to the email provider will only stop emails from that sender. Next day you can see a new one. In my opinion every day opening the mail and reporting it is mere waste of time. Just deleting it in one stroke and starting our job will provide us more time. More over reporting does not seems to be effective as the sender send it from unknown place and address.BEST THING IS NOT TO OPEN and DELETE IT.
• Indonesia
8 Nov 07
Maybe you're right season0907, but that's not my type, letting spammer keep going. You know, if you just delete, next time they will keep coming. You might think reporting is not effective because the sender sent it from unknown place, well, if you know how to do it, you'll find out where did it come from. Just open the original header and you'll sort out where is the sender location based from the ip address, they might by pass their original ip by using other proxylist, but you still could find out the real one, Ip address is like your home address, eash ip are so unique so it won't be a problem for me.
@fanji008 (782)
• China
7 Nov 07
Well,I also dislike those spam/abuse mails but I seldom report to anybody. Sometimes I receive those emails but I don't know how they got my email address.Usually I just delete them eternally. I think if one day I'm too annoyed by those emails,I may report to the website or ISP etc.