What can I do to deal with the phishing, scam, etc e-mails I am receiving?

PakOne

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Hi, lately I've been receiving a lot of phishing, scam, etc e-mails, things like "buy viagra", "Magda just sent you $3,543.00 USD with Paypal", "Local girls" and things like that.

I receive about 5 e-mails like these everyday, sometimes more, I've been getting rid of them by selecting them as spam, deleting them and blocking the senders but they keep sending me these e-mails from a different sender for each e-mail, they just don't stop, I'm tired of this and maybe I'm in danger.

What can I do to be more secure and to report these people who are doing this?

Thank you.
 

PakOne

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Ok, thank you for your answer.
 

rgd1101

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which email site are you on? outlook.com, yahoo, gmail work fine for me.
 

PakOne

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I'm on outlook.com, am I in danger even if I don't open these e-mails?
 

rgd1101

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It fine if you don't open them.
Do they not go into junk mail folder?
 

PakOne

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Ok, yes, they usually go into the junk mail folder.
 

bigpinkdragon286

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Ignore them. That's the best policy.

Personally, I use an exclusive setting on Outlook.com. Anything not in my whitelist of safe senders goes to the Junk mail folder. After you've done this long enough, and whitelisted all of your regular senders, it requires very little maintenance and you end up with a mostly trouble free Inbox.
 
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