Dealing with Email Harassment
Harassing, abusive or threatening emails can be ethnic, personal, physical, religious, or sexual in nature, but ultimately are any communication, persistent or not, that make you uncomfortable. (Harassing emails are not spam.)
Harassment is unacceptable behaviour, by electronic or by any other means. It is not funny and should not be taken lightly.
If you receive harassing or threatening emails or instant messages, or are being mail bombed with numerous messages directed at you in a short period of time:
If you feel your immediate safety is endangered, dial 911 from any telephone and report the incident. Otherwise, respond directly to the sender, and express clearly but politely that you do not wish to receive further communications from the sender.
Make it clear that you wish to terminate all communications.
Do not maintain a dialogue with someone who is sending harassing email, as it may prevent you from legal recourse.
The person sending the emails to you may mistakenly believe you are someone else. You have now politely advised the person of the error.
Have no further contact with the other party.
Save a copy of the harassing correspondence, copying the email to yourself, saving chat sessions, where possible and making notes to yourself as to the time and date that each incident occurs.
Report further email incidents.
If harassment persists, you are strongly urged to contact your local police department.
Also, you might want to do a Google search for information about how to read the Message Source code in an E-mail. See below for an example. It will depend on which mail reader program you use (such as Outlook Express)...
Every email contains headers, and in most cases the tracing of an email begins with the examination of its message-header information.
A message header is part of an email that travels through the Internet. It contains the source of the email and lists every point the email has passed on its journey along with the date and time of passing it.
Since this "post stamp" is rather unsightly and useless for correspondents, email programs normally hide it. But for snoops it's a valuable source of information.
For example, it contains one or more IP addresses that can be traced back to you, your Internet service provider or organization. So, you should keep it in mind that any mail admin can glance at your mail and learn your country, city, IPS, maybe even your telephone number and so on.