Blocking Email Accounts at the router

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr. Anderson, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    #1
    Is there any way to block email at the router?

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  2. XNine macrumors 68040

    XNine

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    Not unless your router firmware supports this. IF you have .Mac, GMAIL, etc., you could always go to the webmail and set certain email accounts up from there to be blocked, and then mail.app will not download them from the server. This is what I found to be easiest, though GMAIL lacks support for wildcards. This means that if you keep receiving mail from abc@ads.com and efg@ads.com, you cannot do this: BLOCK ALL EMAIL FROM *@ads.com. You CAN do this through mail.app itself.

    Usually emails coming from the same @xyz.com include several words or subject lines that are the same in all emails, so you can add those to the filters in both GMAIL's webmail and .Mac's webmail to make them spam/junk.

    Hope that helps a little.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Indeed, unless your router supports this function I don't think it can be done. You will have to go right to the webmail and filter what you want.

    Are you only trying to block typical spam or mail in general?



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