Oriolus Posted February 15, 2008 Share Posted February 15, 2008 Hi, I'm a non paying reporter and I too get more and more spam. "That's how life goes", some of you say. BTW I didn't read all 9 pages of about 50 posts each; maybe one has suggested the following already. I read the FAQ belonging to SpamFighter's product of the same name. I read the following issue: Q. "Why do I get more spam sent to me every day?" A. "Never open a spam mail, and remember to turn the preview pane off, so that only those messages you deliberately open are displayed. The pictures, also called web bugs in spam mails, are usually designed so that spammers can see if you open them, which means a lot of spam... " There was more in the answer but I think these two urgent suggestions, if not injunctions, are to be thought over, I think, or am I wrong if I pose the following: It sounds as if they are right, and that spammers know that I opened their spam. I'm an Outlook (2007) user. If I report spam, I have to open the message, i.e. I can get the full headers by right clicking at the unopened (and not shown message of the) email in my In Box, but if I want to copy the body, either the body itself or the html-code of the body, I have at least to reveal that part to being able to copy it in order to report the spam in the two-part reporting panels. So what's if one reports? He or she is bound to give the spammer information by opening the mail, if SpamFighter's statement is correct. This also explains the effect of getting less spam if one stops reporting for a while (discussed in the beginning of the lounge). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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