Block Spam - How to Report Spam
By reporting a spammer, the spammer lose their accounts and even get
charged by their internet providers. In addition, reported spam senders
are blocked by a blocking list. Unfortunately,
is an ongoing battle. Spammers adapt quickly and persistently. By reporting
spam, you can help to turn the tide.
Report Spam with Spamcop
You can report your spam to Spamcop.
Spamcop is one of the worldwide leader for reporting spam and
blacklists. When you report your spam to
Spamcop you have to give them the email header of your spam email.
An email header contains the routing information, or in other words, the
history of that particular email: where it was from, where it was addressed to
and how it got to it's destination. Here is a sample section of an email
Received: from smtp2.jaring.my (smtp2.jaring.my [126.96.36.199])
by SHRSYS.HSLC.ORG (PMDF V5.2-32 #39799)
with ESMTP id <01K3UFKP244S928GQP@SHRSYS.HSLC.ORG> for
tyburski@SHRSYS.HSLC.ORG (ORCPT rfc822;firstname.lastname@example.org); Tue,
22 May 2001 00:27:12 EDT
Received: from psu0497 (j85.ptl40.jaring.my [188.8.131.52])
by smtp2.jaring.my (8.10.1/8.10.1) with SMTP id f4M42kb02182; Tue,
Read here "how to get an email
header" from your email-client.
Report Spam by yourself
You can report spam directly to the source where its originated from. This
doesn't mean that you simply can reply to the email. It's not that easy. You
have to find out from which server the mail came from. This information is
written inside the email-header of each email.
Following steps are involved until you are ready to send polite complaint-email:
Get the email-header of your spam email
Find out the origin IP or DNS Name
This task is rather complex. You can find here
detailed instructions about this task.
Find out the email address of the underlying IP/DNS (detailed
Reporting spam directly to the source and is not a 1 minute task. If you do not
have enough knowledge use Spamcop
free service instead.
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