Every morning I sit down in front of my computer and go through my email inbox. The first thing I do is remove all the spam that’s come in overnight. It used to just annoy me, but now I’ve discovered a way to get revenge, and hopefully annoy the spammers in the process.
I love this site! Every morning, I now login to my SpamCop.net account, and I paste in the entire email message (including headers) and his submit. Spamcop.net analyzes the email to figure out who actually sends it, and then you can alert the actual domain owners (or people in charge of fighting the spam). I opened an account for $2 (you can try it for free too) and am just thrilled to be able to do my little part to get back at the folks who spam me. It takes me less than 10 seconds to report each message.
I use Thunderbird for my email application, and in Thunderbird you can quickly view and copy the full message by clicking on “View” and then selecting “Message Source”. I then select all, and copy, and paste right into SpamCop.net’s field.
If you use Outlook and want help copy/pasting the email with full headers, please leave a comment on this article and I’ll look it up and report it here. Or if you know how to do this with Outlook, leave that in a comment as well.
Give it a try, it makes you feel good, really, it does!Jill
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.