There is a dedicated corps of forum members who regularly email me when they spot spam posts. As requested, they mark the thread or post 'FE notified' and send me a link. It works well, and I'm grateful for the help - I've been in the habit of sending a 'Thank you' response to everyone for years.
Spam posts have increased enormously over the past year, and as a consequence I'm getting dozens of email notifications - it's a daily routine, and responding is becoming a time-consuming process.
From now on - and I hope you don't mind - I shall act upon all notifications, but I shall cease to acknowledge individual emails unless there's a specific reason to do so. Please don't stop spam-spotting, but please mark the thread, so others don't duplicate your notification. Sometimes I get multiple notifications about the same post. Just post a quick message in the thread saying 'spam - FE notified'.
Thank you - in advance - for your cooperation and continued support.
I do send a quick thank you, but sometimes I receive dozens of emails about the same post, and as a matter of courtesy I have always tried to respond to each one. I felt that if people could be bothered to write to me the least I could do is respond. The way it works at my end means that I'm not always aware of who it was that first posted the 'FE notified' message, and nowadays the spam load is rapidly increasing - it's part of the the price we pay for being successful.