I have an email address that is getting over 1000 spam emails per day.

Is it worth simply turning off my email address for a few weeks, and then turning it back on?

Do spammers pay any attention to "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)" messages?


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Why not move the spam message to spam box to ban it.

Do spammers pay any attention to "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)" messages?

In most cases, no. They simply obtain a list of emails and use some mass emailing software to blast out to all emails in the list, irrespective of whether they get any delivery failure/bounce reports or not. Its simply not worth the time to clean their lists..

commented: good comment +3

Sysmantec/ Norton provide a tool for getting rid of SPAM and there are a number of other programs out there that will do it for you.

Which email service you're using?

I have tried the following tactics and it still seems spam gets through:
1. individually going through every email and unsubscribe - very time consuming
2. just deleting the email without reading it
3. in some cases - just labeling it as spam

commented: No idea shouldn't be in IT +0
commented: your post was correct-- there is no way to absolutely block spam some people just don't want to hear that. +2
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