Originally Posted by superboysahil
i think if i reply then maybe he/she would be able to retrive my password.
and gmail didn't put it in spam.
If you reply, what happens is that they also know that there is a real person behind the email address and this information will be used to to send you more spam from other spammers.
Golden rule: NEVER REPLY TO SPAM! EVER!!!
Spammers work by sending out millions of emails, most of them bounce as the addresses are nonexistent, if you reply, you have just done yourself a major dis-favour dude.
I run Mcafee Internet Suite on my systems and to be honest, their spam filter is constantly updated and it just throws any spam mails I get straight into the spam bin without me even doing anything. Pretty handy really