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why can't I forward spam email to spoof@paypal or stopspoofing@amazon.com?

I occasionally receive spoof emails from bogus Paypal and Amazon scumbags but although I receive them I cannot forward them to the appropriate stop spoofing email addresses as I get a warning saying spam content detected! So how come I got it in the first place?

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Re: why can't I forward spam email to spoof@paypal or stopspoofing@amazon.com?

It is the way the spam filters are working. Nothing you can do to stop the behaviour but there is a work round. VM are aware that this is one of the issues they need to address as they sort out their spam filtering.

What you need to do is is use an e-mail client like Thunderbird and forward the spam as an enclosure in a new e-mail to the spam reporting address. This disguises the spam mail from the VM spam filters.


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Re: why can't I forward spam email to spoof@paypal or stopspoofing@amazon.com?

It is the way the spam filters are working. Nothing you can do to stop the behaviour but there is a work round. VM are aware that this is one of the issues they need to address as they sort out their spam filtering.

What you need to do is is use an e-mail client like Thunderbird and forward the spam as an enclosure in a new e-mail to the spam reporting address. This disguises the spam mail from the VM spam filters.


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