Well, one guy in the US found out the home adress of a person who was responsible for a large percentage of spam and asked people to sign him up for real junk mail. It got to the stage where some thousands of letters a day were going to him and he could nver find genuine mail.
But seriously, ignore it and encourage everyone else to ignore it. Mailwasher is good as it deletes it - just don't let it bounce as it is futile.
Join the club, Wolfrune! And I wish they'd at least refrain from spamming addresses that are obviously in countries unable to avail of their wonderful offers - 'Save $$ on gas for your car' etc.
I use Mailwasher too (must send the chap some money when I can!). I used to bounce some spam (particularly satisfying with the ones selling millions of email addresses on CD); but then realised (thanks to this Helproom) that it's not a good idea. A bounce means another email clogging up the net, and if it's from a fake address it generates a 'cannot be delivered' one, turning the 1st email into 3.
It does seem that all we can do is ignore them, & delete them. Opening or previewing them can be dangerous (except maybe in Mailwasher or similar).
Polymath - Opening or previewing them can be dangerous (except maybe in Mailwasher or similar) - yes, it is save enough in Mailwasher as it extracts text only (although the links are there, they are not polled).