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Virgin and spam

Old 17th Apr 2019, 06:35
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Virgin and spam

learned contributors,
i have recently received a very dubious email purporting to come from virgin media ( my internet provider)
i checked the web and found instructions to forward it to [email protected]
However when I do that I get an error message saying itís been refused due to spam content !!
i suppose that confirms my suspicion, but doesnít help me to report it to my provider.
Any suggestions,
Be lucky
David

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Old 17th Apr 2019, 09:04
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A bit ironic that virgin media should reject it as spam! Personally I would just delete it and not worry about it, at the end of the day there is probably very little that virgin media can do about it when it is reported to them.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 09:55
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Just a suggestion, but contact Virgin's help desk and ask their advice on how to forward these e-mails. Perhaps the e-mail bounced because of a setting in your e-mail software, or something to do with the outgoing server.
Ideally they can use the information from such a report to advise other users and/or contact the originating ISP so that the spamming/phishing can be halted. I use SpamCop to report all e-mails like these, and although I can't say it ever completely stops, the volume of dodgy e-mails does go down.
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