Author: W.Keeley (4 Sep 07 7:34pm)
If you forward the spam trap emails to an automated script, you can have the script search for the contained reply email address and then have the script generate an automatic abuse report. Believe it or not, this is the most effective way of dealing with Nigerian spammers.
If you just want to protect your email address a stop the annoyance, email the abuse report and a carbon copy to the advertised return address. These creeps to talk to each other and exchange information. The biggest expense for these scammers are the Internet cafe fees associated with the scam. By making spam runs non-productive, you are costing the scammers money. When they realise that your email inbox is an income loser, they will drop you from their list as well as blacklist your email address. They are in business to make money, not lose it.