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How to report spam to CIS

  1. Turn on full headers in your email client. In Mozilla and Thunderbird, select the menu option View->Headers->All. If you don't use either of these email clients, take a look at this SpamCop page for instructions for over 20 different email clients.
  2. If you can, forward the message as an attachment. Some mail clients will mangle your message if you forward it "inline". In Mozilla and Thunderbird, select the menu option Message->Forward As->Attachment. Note that forwarding as an attachment is not always a good idea for day-to-day use, but it helps us when dealing with spam.
  3. Forward to spam@whoi.edu. Please don't send spam to Helpdesk or to individual CIS technicians. The spam@whoi.edu address has been set up to deal especially with spam.

How to report multiple messages at the same time as Spam

  1. Select all of the messages that are Spam
  2. Right click with your mouse (PC) or Crtl Click (Mac)
  3. Select 'Forward as attachments'
  4. Address the forwarding message to spam@whoi.edu