Battling spam with .Mac and Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by swingerofbirch, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I really like my "prestigious" address, but I find myself giving out my Gmail address more often because my .Mac address seems to be untamable.

    What I have done so far:

    I cleared out and sorted through over 3,000 messages leaving just a few in my inbox.

    Everytime I got junkmail after doing this I marked it as such. After two days, I had 81 junk mail messages and bounced them to the sender. About a 3/4 of them came back to me right away, but at least some worked.

    I was keeping it very tame, but after a couple days of being gone, I have over 200 messages, from a quick glance all but ten of them are spam.

    I think because I tend to look at details very closely, I am very careful about going through all the junk mail to make sure none of it is real. So doing e-mail takes up more time than I'd like.

    Is there something more I can do?
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    Have you been giving your address to porn sites? :p ;) Just kiddin', fella...but seriously, have you blatently posted it anywhere easily-accessible on the internet? I made the mistake of having my email address in a "mailto:" link on a website, and that's when I started getting spammed. Thankfully, Mail takes care of it fairly easily. It just sorts everything nicely so that all junk is labelled as such and thrown in the junk folder. Just hit [CMD]-[OPT]-[J] to empty.

    Since you have a .Mac account, is there any easy way you could just change your address to a new one?
  3. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

    Jun 27, 2006
    Boca Raton, FL
    wow thats alot of spam. you may need to unsubscribe from some mailing lists

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