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> A deluge of e-mails poured into my inbox over the next few months. I deleted most without reading them.

What's best practice here? Set up filters to route them into a special folder? You never have to read them, but you've kept them in case you need to go to the police and courts?




You have to check them periodically to make sure the situation isn't escalating. For example, if they start threatening physical violence against you, you now have something to use to take legal action. And it's good to know if someone is planning to show up on your doorstep.

In my case, once the stalker started hitting my work email, my employer could step in and filter & review the messages for me (yeah, that was actually someone's job).


> You have to check them periodically to make sure the situation isn't escalating. For example, if they start threatening physical violence against you, you now have something to use to take legal action.

I guess for your own sanity you should get a trusted third-party (like a friend) to check those messages for you.


More or less. The more evidence of all communication of theirs and yours, the more useful it is as either plaintiff or defendant in court.




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