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Osirian08
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Reporting spoof e-mail

Is there an e-mail address I can report spoof e-mails to  ?

 

I've started receiving spam - apparently from myself (!) & so have several contacts from my address book. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any information on the various yahoo help pages about where to report these idiots (I've got their IP from the message header details).

 

Any ideas ?

 

Thanks

 

Steve

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Re: Reporting spoof e-mail

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Andy_N
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Re: Reporting spoof e-mail


Osirian08 wrote:

Is there an e-mail address I can report spoof e-mails to  ?

 

I've started receiving spam - apparently from myself (!) & so have several contacts from my address book. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any information on the various yahoo help pages about where to report these idiots (I've got their IP from the message header details).

 

Any ideas ?

 

Thanks

 

Steve


Hi Steve,

 

If you have the IP address, then you can check with something like :-

 

http://spamcop.net/sc?action=rcache&ip=207.123.32.67

 

replacing the IP address at the end with "yours". This should give the abuse mailbox of the ISP or hosting company to send the report to. The sender will almost certainly be using a trojanned or hacked machine.

 

Hence it's not necessarily going to be Yahoo or BT to send the report to.