The Return or Reply Address May Be Forged
Most "Spammers" realize people do not want to receive UCE or "Spam." As a result, they disguise their messages to avoid potential lawsuits or prosecution. In some cases, "Spammers" will find an e-mail account that was left open (not properly logged off) and use that address to send their mass e-mailings. Moreover, other more advanced "Spammers" possess software packages that enable them to forge other miscellaneous addresses as well. Therefore, when dealing with a "Spammer," don't: threaten violence or vandalism, mailbomb the address or "Spam" them back (Mueller, et al).
"Remove" Requests
Most UCE or "Spam" messages offer the opportunity or chance to take your name off their e-mail lists. All recipients have to do is type "remove" in the subject line when they reply. In theory, this option sounds like an ideal way to eliminate continued UCE or "Spam." Unfortunately, it is yet another devious tactic to see if the e-mail address is current.


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