Email abuse

Jegajothy vythilingam
Jegajothy vythilingam used Ask the Experts™
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My OS is windows 7 and I use Outlook 2007.  I seem to receive a distinct AOL member who provides me with a link to click which turns out to be one of those infamous virus scan emails.  How can I report this so that he or she will refrain.  Although I have politely informed the sender of what the sender was sending and to stop and resist forthwith, but it seems to be coming.
The email is an AOL account.
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Most likely there is not much you can do.  You can report it to AOL, but most likely the email is not actually an AOL email but a spoofed account.  You can report the IP but your best bet is to just add it to your spam filter.
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I agree with @Hutch_77.  The owner of the email address probably didn't know anything about it before you sent them a message.  And if it is spoofed and coming from somewhere else, they also can't do anything about it.
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as added advice, never never never reply to a spam email.  They then know you actually read the email and you have an address that is checked and will add you to even more spam.

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In response to Hutch 77's  first response, How do I find out the IP address of an email sent to me. thank u

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You have to look through the headers of the email.  It's not the easiest and not always possible to find. You then report the IP to a Spam org and if they get enough reports on it they will add it to their db and eventually the server will go down..  But for 1 person they aren't going to do anything.

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