Friday, October 02 2009 @ 07:39 PM EDT
Contributed by: IronMax
If your interested in learning how to take down a spammer, read on. The information that will be provided in this article will only get you started. Over the years we have had several people ask us to help them deal with a spammer or or bot master. Most of what we do is investigative work. By that we mean actually pulling apart the emails or decompiling the bots that we catch. Granted decompiling is a job that most users cannot do themselves, but the pulling apart emails, you can.
First off, you need to copy your entire spam email message over to plain text file. An example in how to do this using Microsoft Outlook Express. The easiest way to do this is to right click on message in the top window, above the preview window, and click on properties. Then click on details. After that, you can now see the full raw email with headers. Right click in that window and select all and the right click again and select copy. Now your ready to paste that over to a blank text file. Open up windows explorer and either find a directory that is suitable or create one to place all your investigative work in.