Any fast way to add an email to "delete" list?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by iBug2, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

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    Whenever I get spam, I copy the sender email and add to the "delete" rule. Is there a quick way to do this?
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Mail, Preferences, Junk Mail, "Enable junk mail filtering"?

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  3. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's active but I don't want to delete all junk mail, some actual mail still ends up in junk every now and then. So I add all senders to delete list when I receive a junk, that makes it easier to go through junk. Instead of 10 junk I get 3 for example.
     
  4. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    You're setting yourself up for a fall the way you're doing it. In the long term that is in no way a practical solution, think how large that list is going to end up? Likewise those rules only apply when they hit your Mac, not iPhone.

    What happens if you change mail client and can't import the rules? All that effort for nothing.

    By all means add persistent offenders but a lot spam comes from random addresses, so your filtering is going to do precisely zip.

    Like Alrescha said, enable junk filtering. Apple's implementation isn't perfect but it's pretty good. On the rare occasion a valid email of mine gets filtered I select ' Not junk' and it doesn't happen again.

    Is it really an extra burden to check 10 messages instead of 3?
     
  5. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Do remember that the junk mail filter in Mail is a learning engine. The more you click the 'Junk' button (or the 'Not Junk' button), the better it gets. I do not get a lot of junk mail these days, but the junk mail filter works reliably.

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