For State Employees Only:Should I respond to a spam message to follow its "unsubscribe" instructions?

Published 06/27/2007 04:24 PM   |    Updated 06/27/2007 04:24 PM

For State Employees Only: Should I respond to a spam message to follow its "unsubscribe" instructions?

No. Often following "unsubscribe" instructions in spam merely confirms to the person sending the spam that they have reached a valid email address, and thus could actually increase spam. The appropriate action is to report the receipt of spam to the IOT Helpdesk so they may then attempt to block it.

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