How To Report Spam From GMail Account

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, June 23, 2008

Would you believe if I said that GMail does not provide an email address to report spam? After some investigation I found how you can report GMail spam to Google.

You have received spam from GMail user in your GMail account

This one is simple to address. Check the message in your GMail Inbox and click on Report Spam.

You have received spam from GMail user in your non-GMail account

First check that the spam is really from Google by checking your email headers. Chances are that the email is from a different spam source (example) faking as GMail. However if it is really from GMail then report it here.

Note: While it may look like the form above should used to submit phishing emails only, the header says - “I would like to report a Gmail user who has sent messages that violate the Gmail Program Policies and/or Terms of Use.”, which is appropriate for reporting spam.

You should also forward the spam email as attachment to, the US government address to report spam. Be polite, they haven’t spammed you; they are simply trying to help you.

Frankly I think GMail should have a direct email address for reporting spam. Not having a direct abuse email address makes people think that they are spammer friendly.

February 8, 2010: 6:50 pm

Thanks for this information..

SPAM emails are a pain !

January 4, 2010: 9:05 am

How is OK?
Harassing a person a copy of my Gmail address has made.
By My name will not disturb others.
Means exactly the same has my Gmail address and a number 2 has added to the end address.
How can I report this person to do the Google Gmail account to delete annoying person?
Please help and guide you.
Thank you.

Unknown from Iran

December 8, 2009: 12:09 am

i want you to disable this email:, it was discovered that they are using it for illegal activity. please i will appreciate swift action, against this email address as further grace will lead to damage to the entire gmail users.


October 27, 2009: 5:18 pm

wow thanks?

What we need is a gmail filter action “mark AS spam” instead of merely deleting.

September 16, 2009: 5:42 am

Dear Gmail,

I continue receiving sparm email from this email account pls help me block this scam address used in scamming people.

Linda from Canada.

September 6, 2009: 11:36 pm

Thanks for the tips. It was useful and I could report successfully. Thanks again

McPherson Ford
May 16, 2009: 5:46 pm

I did not use my gmail address to send any spam mails.How come that there are too many returned/undeliverable emails flying into my gmail address in thousands for the past three days.

May 4, 2009: 2:57 am

HOw can I report spam if there are no email address to forward the report.

sandra vigileos
April 21, 2009: 8:10 am

I have been tricked to give my user password by someone pretending to be gmail account manager. This is the letter I received.

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM, G-Account wrote:

Dear Gmail Account User

This Email is from Google Account Customer Care and we are sending it
to every Gmail Email User Accounts Owner for safety. we are having
congestions due to the anonymous registration of googlemail accounts
so we are shutting down some Gmai accounts and your account was among
those to be deleted. We are sending this email to you so that you can
verify and let us know if you still want to use this account. If you
are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space
below.Your User name, password, date of birth and your country
information would be needed to verify your account.

Due to the congestion in all Gmail users and removal of all unused
Gmail Accounts, Gmail would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You
will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information
below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be
suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.

*Gm a il! ID :
*Password :

* Date of Birth:
() -() -()

*Country:……………………………….The Netherlands
Enter the letter from the Security Image .859304 or……….

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will notbe interrupted and will continue as normal.

Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Thank you for using Gmail !
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

The Gmail Team

After that, I was dumb enough to give my information and this person wrote to every email address I had on my list asking for money. This is the letter it sent to my entire list.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 5:49 PM, wrote:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out.

address: /srv/verdonk/domains/
quota: 5242880
user is over quota

— Below this line is a copy of the message.

Received: (qmail 25234 invoked by uid 87); 20 Apr 2009 17:49:41 +0200
Received: from by server6 (envelope-from , uid 0) with qmail-scanner-2.02
(clamdscan: 0.91.2/9256. spamassassin: 3.2.5.
Processed in 3.109755 secs); 20 Apr 2009 15:49:41 -0000
Received: from (
by with SMTP; 20 Apr 2009 17:49:37 +0200
Received: by with SMTP id n4so977730wag.0
for ; Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:49:34 -0700 (PDT)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;; s=gamma;
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws;; s=gamma;
MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by with SMTP id f4mt2178523rve.1.1240242570937; Mon, 20
Apr 2009 08:49:30 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:49:30 -0700
Subject: Urgent Help Needed From You
From: sandra vigileos
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=000e0cd146d4152bda0467fe7a18

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

I am sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling to Nigeria for my
Project,and i forgot my little wallet in the Taxi where my money is,
documents and other valuable things were kept on my way to the Hotel.

The present condition that I found myself is very hard for me to
explain.I am really stranded in Lagos,I am facing a hard time here
because I have no funds on me.
I need you to help me with the hotel bill of $1500 Dollars and i will
also need $200 to feed and help myself back home so please kindly help
me with a sum of $2,500.I will appreciate what ever you can afford
to send me for now and I promise to pay
back your money as soon as i return home.

I am sending you this e-mail from the city called Lagos and I was
giving only 30mins to write and check your reply , I will appreciate
what ever you can afford to send me for now and I promise to pay
back your money as soon as i return home, you will send the money
via western union money transfer.
Please i want you to wire me any amount you can just for me to get home
and as soon as am back i promise to pay you back asap!

*Receiver’s Full-Name:Sandra Vigileos
Address:10Kings Hotel Building,Surulere,

Please Get back to me with the details of the money so ican pick it up and
have my way home.

Thanks and God Bless You!

Browser * 6:48 am (0 minutes ago)
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My IP address is and the hacker is the other IP addresses. Can you please track this person down before he does a lot of damage? Thank you,
Sandra Vigileos, the real me.

A Porter
March 27, 2009: 4:24 am

Will gmail help us stop gmail users from sending bogus info requests from our third party website? What the gmail users don’t realize is that their info request from our website utilized their gmail email address to send the request thru so we see their actual gmail email address. The info requests are filled out with random letters and characters that are not any language.

March 4, 2009: 2:58 pm

Thanks for this info, although today - march 2009 - it may be out-of-date. There’s a slightly different type of spam I’d like you to comment on: those offering something legit for sale, supposedly originating in some “” but using a @gmail account for sales contact. All I’ve denounced answer something like “this doesn’t originate from a real account” and drop it, yet the real abuser seems to be the gmail account holder

November 27, 2008: 1:04 pm

Oi fiz minha conta esses dias ai, ai entrei tudo direitim, ai quando fui abri ela mais tarde deu 1 problema falando que a senha estava errada!!

E eu nao me lembro do e-mail secundario
e nem daquelas resposta e pergunta la!!!

como eu faço pra conseguir pega d nvo minha conta!!
pq tenhu coisas que preciso muito la!!


August 18, 2008: 11:26 pm

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