Spam – the nemesis to your inbox

February 24th, 2014   •   no comments   

Everyone hates spam emails. They pollute your inbox, they could have viruses, and they take our precious time to delete. I’m struggling with this very issue right now and I just came across something that I found very useful. I didn’t know about this previously, so maybe some of you didn’t either!

How to Report spam. Before you delete your spam, forward your spam to: spam@uce.gov. This is the Spam box for FTC (Federal Trade Commission). Mail sent to this box is investigated. If it is indeed spam, the original sender can be charged $500 per email. The more mail they get from different users but same spammer, the more it’s likely to be investigated.

You can also report spam to anti-spam organizations such as SpamCop and KnujOn, who will report spammers to ISPs and government agencies.