...I used to do the same thing (Report Spam), & get the same result - Now I just simply "delete", & then empty deleted folder ,& slowly but surely the spam diminished. I've read a lot about this, & what I've found, (apparantly), is that when you report, it only serves to verify to whoever sent it that it is a valid email address, so they spam it more. I still get a few, however, I've also read that your very ISP sends you spam themselves. Remember, it's NOT your email box, THEY OWN it, it's only yours TO USE. Kinda sucks how you pay for something, & they still abuse, & take advantage of you, (& when I read/research, I don't read just one or a few, I SPEND some serious time getting a lot of answers, & when 1 or 2 are overwhelmingly popular, I;m usually safe to pretty much go with that. As for opening attachments try Sandboxie so everything you do in the sandbox, (virtual environment), is "poofed out of existence" when you close it (providing you follow the tutorial below), or some other sandboxing program, or a "virtual" software to protect your host system in real time, all the time. Sandboxie also puts an entry in the right click menu "Run Sandboxed" so if you want to open a file or something, right click on it & select "Run Sandboxed" - it also sets up a copy of whatever is your default browser as sandboxed. I have IE8 as default, but I use Comodo Dragon, & IceDragon most of the time because IE sucks & needs all the help it can get. If you want to open a CD or thumb drive in it, you have to have "autorun" in Windows turned off & open "My Computer" right click on that item, & click "Run Sandboxed".
...Here is a Microsoft link on how to disable autorun so a CD or thumb drive or whatever you go to play or run doesn't start automatically, & infect you if there is a malware present on it. It's especially helpful if you want to scan it before you play or run it, whatever it is. You have to scroll down to the "Fix-It" - There is one to disable autorun, & one to enable it if you want to change it back...
P.S. If you choose to download Sandboxie from the link, make sure you pick the button marked "Sandboxie", that says, "Doxnload From This Site", and NOT from the other 3rd party ones.
Edited by Dolby, 23 August 2013 - 09:27 AM.