Deborah Gyapong: Where to report those disgusting porn emails

Where to report those disgusting porn emails

I receive an atrocious amount of SPAM.

Usually my email program sends stuff right to my "delete" folder, but sometimes important emails I need to receive end up there, too, so I have to suppress my gag reflex and root among the Viagra and Cialis ads, the enlargement ads for an organ I do not possess, and the deliberately misspelled porn ads that are so disgusting I can't imagine them appealing to anyone. Frankly, it's scary that anyone would find them tempting.

Then yesterday and today I started getting ads about incest, ads about sex acts with young girls and boys and I had it. I called my service provider and found about about how to deal with abuse. And I called the police. The police told me about Cybertip.ca and how to report these child porn emails. The detective told me that many of these porn sellers operate from other countries so the local police can't do anything about it, but the RCMP works with the folks at Cybertip.ca to convey information to the appropriate police agencies in other countries.

Here's how you do it.

Go to www.cybertip.ca and click on the red "report here" button.

A form will come up. Yeah, it's a bit time consuming but if you can nail these creeps it's worth it. I didn't want to have to open the emails and, thankfully, I didn't have to in order to fill out the form.

The form has a box asking for the email header. To get that, right click on the offensive email. Then click on "properties." On Microsoft Outlook Express, you'll get two tabs: general and details. Click on details and there's the offending emails header.

Copy and paste it into the form where it asks for a header.

I put in my contact information the first few complaints I made, but after that I answered "no" to the "contact me" part because they would already have my email from the header and permission to contact me on the previous complaints. It saves time not to fill out all your contact information.

Go and visit the Cybertip.ca website and spread the word about this service.

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