chub_tor 10:59 11 Sep 2006

Started to get an increase in span recently so I have downloaded and am using Mailwasher. I would be interested in the forum's views as to whether or not bouncing the emails back is a good or bad thing to do. My concern is that if the emails are bounced it confirms that the account is live and that spamming will continue.

  Belatucadrus 11:05 11 Sep 2006

Bad, achieves nothing beyond increasing pointless e-mail traffic. It isn't going to get you taken off their list as spammers don't revise or focus their mailing lists, it's simply not cost effective.

  Meshuga 15:14 11 Sep 2006

NEVER bounce spam, as you have said it only confirms that you exist and could result in an increase in spam.

  chub_tor 15:44 11 Sep 2006

OK thanks both.

  ianeon 18:24 11 Sep 2006

I use Mailwasher Pro and I bounce all spam, after a while it seems to go away and sometimes is replaced by different spam. An interesting point is that, I never get spam on a Saturday or a Sunday, I think spammers only work Monday till Friday !!!

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