Let’s face it, spam email can be a problem, and the only real way to know which messages you should really worry about is by using a reverse email lookup to search for an email address server directory. There are lots of different forms of spam, or unsolicited emails, but you can’t really research them all. Instead, there are a few things about identifying suspicious spam emails and reporting them that can help you protect yourself and family.
The first thing to know about spam messages is that while you cannot report someone simply for sending spam emails, there are a lot of things inside of that for which they can be reported. Firstly, if you receive multiple, duplicate messages at one time, or have requested previously to be removed from their mailing address, you may very well have a problem spammer on your hands. Of course, to know for sure you will need to search for the email address online with a reverse email lookup.
A reverse email lookup searches any relevant server directory for entries matching the user and domain name of the email you entered, and can tell you not only who owns the account, but also their computer’s IP address, as well as their server’s IP address and location; sometimes you can also get even more contact data like phone numbers or internet service addresses. In fact, the IP address is perhaps the most valid piece of information when dealing with spam email because you can match this with that provided by an email’s header to determine if any header data has been faked.
Of course, once you determine that a message is indeed a spoof email, you are in a good position to report your findings. You can do this via several online resources, and there are even email complaint websites that allow you to report a spoof email in the same place that others can search for an email address or read user complaint pages.