Apple creating some good rules?

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

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    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. Hrhnick macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2013

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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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