When my boss asked me about spam email reports, I really did not know what he was talking about. I have heard about spam email, just like anyone else who has a valid email address. It is impossible to miss the multitude of junk mail that ends up coming in, no matter how careful you are. Companies like to sell email addresses, which can get a valid email address on a spammer’s list quicker than anything. I have some filters set up on my own email account to help minimize the spam, but my boss seemed to want to go one step farther.
He wanted to be able to tell which email addresses were known spam emails. He did not want to set up filters because there was always a chance that an important email could slip through, and he would never know about it. I figured there had to be a way to look online to see if certain email addresses were known spam email accounts, so I started looking right away. It did not take me long to find exactly what he was looking for! There is a site where you can put in the email information, and it will do a search across its database to see if it is a reported spam email.
I tested it out by putting my own email address in, and it came back as not having any records of being associated with a spam email account. I then put in a few that I knew were spam accounts after looking in my own spam email folder, and each one came back with a warning that it was associated with spam. Now, my boss can enter an email address to see if he wants it to be automatically filtered in the future or not. It has come in really handy for him!