Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 16, 2013, 02:01 PM   #1
deep diver
macrumors 6502a
 
deep diver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Solon, OH
Spam filter

I got on a spam list. URRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I am using Leopard 10.5.8 and the Mail filter is doing a great job of deleting the identified offending addresses as they come in. I would like to get a filter that will kick back my address as invalid, and hopefully get off of some of those lists. Two questions: 1) Is this a good strategy or am I better just doing what I am doing now? 2) What do you recommend as a filter program?
deep diver is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 02:10 PM   #2
itickings
macrumors 6502a
 
itickings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
In order for it to possibly do any difference at all, the rejection must happen at the mail server level (before the e-mail is accepted), not in your mail client. Not that a spammer is likely to care anyway, sending bulk mail is too cheap...
__________________
Rawr!
itickings is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2013, 03:13 PM   #3
JackRoch
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Can't help with 1) - though I guess that Apple dropped the 'bounce' option when moving to Mountain Lion indicated it was either ineffective or it simply increases the volume of email traffic maybe?

As regards 2) I use Spamsieve (http://c-command.com/spamsieve/), currently running at 98.6% accurate:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen shot 2013-05-16 at 21.05.53.png
Views:	3
Size:	43.0 KB
ID:	412540  
JackRoch is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this a spam? hajime Mac Basics and Help 4 Feb 19, 2014 09:23 AM
Screen filter/night screen filter jr866gooner iPhone and iPod touch Apps 3 Feb 2, 2014 08:37 AM
Using Mac Mail rules to filter craigslist spam? sheetrock321 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 2 May 20, 2013 07:46 PM
Spam filter Consultant Site and Forum Feedback 7 Apr 23, 2013 05:41 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC