Junk mail in Mail OSx

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  1. frogfroggy macrumors member

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    Hey guys I have recently a problem, well its not a real big problem. Lately Mail OSx ist not recognizing the junk mails anymore.
    Even though I turned on the junk mail filter its still not working, I ran the junk mail trainer for 2 months and now is not doing anything at all. Could it be that Growl is somehow interfering the filter system?
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    It's the new crop of image spam that even Mail can't block. Use my rules, here. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Is it just the image spam that's not being junked (as spicyapple says, these messages are a recent flood that are not picked up by the standard junk filter) or is all spam making it into your Inbox?
     
  4. frogfroggy thread starter macrumors member

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    Whats Imagespam?
    Before, like after 1 month, every junk mail was filtered out (brown colored,right?) and occasionally I had a few that got through, but now like every junk is getting through x_X

    Ill try your settings and see thx
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Image spam is the latest thing going around where the message is often just an image, which makes it difficult to scan for spam-like text characteristics.

    You say that "like" every junk is getting through. Is every junk mail getting through or is it just a lot of them? It's an important distinction we need to know in order to determine whether something is actually wrong with your junk mail filtering or if it's the same thing everybody is else dealing with.
     
  6. frogfroggy thread starter macrumors member

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    "Every" junk mail is getting through.
    To be more specific I have 4 accounts set up. All of them have the "store junk messages on server" unchecked. I have only with one account problems with spam, the other are fine I dont get spam at all. Only the one specific account ...

    And there is one thing I also noticed, the "Junk"/"Not Junk" button was beside the "Delete" button but now its beside the search planel/field. Is it normal that it changes just like that?
     
  7. frogfroggy thread starter macrumors member

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    @Spicyapple, your settings are good but I have the feeling that its blocking every mail ^^, but since I created that rule no Spam, I think I had imags spams after all..

    But still its blocking also other mails?
     
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    spicyapple, can you please explain Content-type contains multipart/related?
     
  9. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Follow it exactly. All mail that has image attachments will be junked, but not mail from someone who is on your previous recipients list. Mail you received from someone in your address book or you sent to will not be junked. Do you get a lot of mail from unknown senders with image in them? The rule might not suit you if that's the case; check in the junk folder periodically to check for false positives. It saves a buttload of work doing it manually. :)


    The rule basically junks any mail that has image attachments (multipart/related refers to this), but not from mail containing attachments from your previous recipients. Make sure all the following conditions are met.
     
  10. frogfroggy thread starter macrumors member

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    Well its working, alright, but no email is coming ^^ maybe the server is not working anymore well enough O_O. Should I use the folder from the server or creat a new one in Mail?
    Thanks a lot Spice !

    Oh another questions did you use these settings in the junk mail options or under the rules options?
     
  11. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    What would I give for a server side Google-style anti-spam algorithm for .mac or Apple buying SpamSieve and putting it into mail.app.

    Until then Spicyapple's method works well and is free.
     
  12. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Errr...good question. I have the set-up below in my Junk options and now spicyapple's in the rules options. Is that right? And why two options?
     

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  13. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    i'm confused a little as well where to put this. i've been getting flooded with this kind of spam.

    i've been trying the bounce feature so we'll see if it helps.

    edit: i'm pretty sure I figured it out.

    any other tips to stay spam free?
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I use it in the Rules section.

    Spam like this uses fake "From" and "Reply-To" addresses, so at best your bounces are going into the ether. At worst, you're bouncing them to some innocent person's account. Bouncing only works for spam from legitimate companies who want you to be able to contact them and thus send from their own address. People pumping stocks or selling Viagra don't want you to be able to contact them.
     
  15. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Ironically, bouncing spam just increases your in-mail when it comes back undelivered.
     

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