Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn’t going to do any good.
If someone threatens to mark your email as spam, don’t worry about it. Here’s why.
Unfortunately that then turns you into, yes… a spammer! There are many many problems with this idea. I’ll explain a few.
It can be very frustrating if it suddenly seems like spammers have found you. There is one thing may help your email provider catch up and slow the deluge.
Possibly being labeled a spammer is another reason not to forward jokes and urban legends. Do it enough and your normal email may not get delivered.
The “Report Spam” and “Junk” link serve an important function in the war against spam. However, used improperly, they can do much more harm than good.