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Apple Mail-Rules...help creating some good rules?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Imola Ghost, May 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    #1
    I'm trying to create some rules for Gmail when using Apple Mail to retrieve mail. Gmail does a pretty good job of putting SPAM email in the SPAM folder but it always puts a notification on the Apple Mail icon and I'd rather it not because it appears to me that I've got new mail.

    What I'd like to do is any email that is marked by gmail and put in the SPAM folder I'd like Apple Mail or Gmail to not notify me and automatically delete it.

    Ideas? I'm new to making rules but I'm eager to learn.
     
  2. macrumors member

    #2

    I havent used Gmail in a few years, but you could create a filter through gmail.com, to the effect of "is:spam" then "mark as read"
    Since its server side on gmail as opposed to a local rule in Mail.app it should apply the second the mail is received, and not send you a notification.
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

    Weaselboy

    #3
    I would think the GMail junk has a header that IDs it as junk. Pull up one of the junk messages from GMail and look for that header message. The you can make a rule to look for that header string and have the rule delete the message.
     

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