Can I Block Emails To My @icloud Domain?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by beatledud, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. beatledud macrumors 6502

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    I signed up during the days of MobileMe and I use my @me email domain exclusively. I never touch the new @icloud domain that we all got when iCloud came to life.

    However about 2 years ago I started getting emails directed to my @icloud domain. The email address is a common name and it appeared that someone thought this was their email address and started giving it out (it definetely wasn't Phishing scams, this was personal information about mortgates, loans, problems with their children at school). I had a few conversations with the senders trying to get them to report back to the person that this wasn't their email address.

    Now I'm getting spam galore to the @icloud address. Again I'm good about avoiding phishing scams and my assumption is this person has signed their email up to something that has gotten it on a spammer list.

    I'd happily nuke the @icloud domain never to use, but I know this isn't an option for non-alias emails. Is there a way to turn it off or block all emails directed to the @icloud and let in only the ones to @me?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You could login to icloud.com and go to Mail there then click the little gear at the bottom left. Then rules and make a rule like this with the icloud email address. That would dump them all in the trash at the server side for you.

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  3. beatledud thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, I did something similar on OSX Mail, but my guess is those rules don't apply if you don't have Mail open all the time?

    I've just tried this and did a few test emails and it works. My @me goes through while @icloud goes to trash. Should this rule keep when I have icloud closed on my browser and just receiving on my iPhone?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    This works from Apple's servers, so it will work no matter what device you receive email on. You do not need the browser open or even the computer running since it works on the server. Much better than having a Mail app rule for the reason you mentioned.
     

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