For the past few weeks, I have received a lot of malware-ridden email from a friend who has expressed an inability to fix the problem with his computer at this time. (I sent him an SU link for malware removal to no avail.)
The offending emails are addressed to around eight recipients, often contain a non-descript subject line (such as "Fwd:") and a single link in the body with no accompanying text or attachments.
Were these emails from a stranger or a passing acquaintance, I wouldn't hesitate to report them as spam or phishing to Gmail, my mail provider. Since these emails are from a friend with whom I wish to keep an open line of communication, I would like to report the email pattern to Gmail without running the risk of blacklisting my friend.
Is there a way to do this, i.e., report email with malware links without penalizing the victims of malware themselves?
Or are my options limited to either putting up with the emails or setting up a filter until my friend gets around to fixing the problem at his end?