SPAM .....delete or bounce...?

  cocteau48 17:51 16 Dec 2007
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I am fortunate in that I get no spam whatsoever via my normal Talktalk email addy and using Thunderbird as my email client.
I do however still have my original freeserve addy which I access only via the Orange webmail site and that attracts a lot of spam. (It harks back to the old Windows 95 days when one was not particularly savvy or careful about online security)
I have downloaded and set up Mailwasher specifically for that address and it is working perfectly - intercepting everything on the way in.
The question is should I let it just delete the mail or should I allow it to bounce the mail back to the spammer? I believe it sends a "Fake,Address not Found" message when you allow it to do so?

  VoG II 17:53 16 Dec 2007

Don't bounce - simply because it justs adds to the congestion on the internet.

  SANTOS7 17:53 16 Dec 2007

DO NOT bounce spam email, you are just confirming your existence and will probably receive more than you get now, JUST DELETE....

  cocteau48 17:57 16 Dec 2007

WOW! that was quick.
Thanks to you both .... I've got the message ....ticked as resolved

  sunny staines 18:03 16 Dec 2007

as santos7, if you do not recognize the title delete without opening.

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