Forwarding Spam Email

neil154

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I am getting spam email and would like to send a copy back to the original people who are sending the email (since they are refusing to take me off their mail list) and also send a copy to the FCC at [email protected].

In the filter is it okay to have 2 statements - one to redirect the email and another to Fail with message so that both people get the email. I believe I have attached a screen print of what I would like to do but would like you to tell me it will accomplish my purpose.

Please ignore the first attachment (spam email.png) and look at the second attachment (email2.png)

Spam Email 2.png
 

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neil154

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You might do better to set it to be discarded. Forwarding spam can get your IP address into trouble.
Please help me understand what you are suggesting. Obviously sending the email to the FCC spam address should not be a problem but I think that you are suggesting that I do not send the email back to the originator with a message about spam. Why are you saying that might cause an IP problem when that is exactly what is done when I blacklist an email address.

Thanks for your response
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

It's possible that a spammer will forge the "from" field in the header. Sending a response to all SPAM messages could result in you sending replies to email addresses that were not the original spammers.

Thank you.
 

quietFinn

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Hello :)

It's possible that a spammer will forge the "from" field in the header. Sending a response to all SPAM messages could result in you sending replies to email addresses that were not the original spammers.
In many cases the "from" or "reply to" address is the real target of the spam message.