What should I do with spam or spoof emails?

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Where can I forward spam or spoof emails?
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Posted 3 years ago

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Bill Adams

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You don't want to forward them to anyone, but you absolutely should get all of the available information including the source information to the party who is being spoofed. SPAM is just SPAM but Phishing e-mails should be reported to the appropriate party.
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David C, Champion

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and don't reply to "unsubscribe" links either. That tells the sender they've hit a real address.
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Sara for Hughes, Official Rep

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LouiseD. Bill and David C. are absolutely right – do not click on any links included in the email. You can try adding the sender email address to your blocked list but unfortunately, it’s unlikely spammers will send from the same email address twice. If you have information you could share with me here that would be great - sender email address and the context of the message (omitting the links as not to spread the SPAM). I’ll notify the appropriate department to make sure they are aware of the situation and possibly post an announcement.
Thank you, Sara
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Agree on clicking unsubscribe links.

Using the paid Yahoo Mail ($20 a year) gives me a choice of a throwaway address 1 extra click to protect me with the sent addy.

Stress relief for me at times to spam them all back, extremely rare to ever get any more to that address, changeable of course.

When I need to forward one, I strip all the other address in their entire addy book shared with me is insanity to open up their lives to others.