Cant set up email rule on empty subject

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Moraigh144, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Moraigh144 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    I have noticed that i am receiving a lot of spam emails where the subject line is blank . So I want to set up a RULE in the Preferences to automatically delete them . I cannot seem to get the RULES to accept " where subject is blank/empty." Can anyone tells me how you write " blank/empty" ?:confused:
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    What if a friend forgets to put a subject on their message? So you might want to try as shown in the attachment. Note I haven't tested it, but in theory it should work. You might want to initially put them in a separate folder to check if the rule works.

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  3. Moraigh144 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    Hi .. I have tried this and it doesn't work .. so i am assuming there is something else that indicates it means null/empty etc . Re friends with no subject ... i will take the risk ... the spam emails are now getting to high daily numbers
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't think it works with it blank and I don't see a way to accomplish no subject. How about using the bellow string idea from here.

    That should work.

    Where the Subject line does not contain 'a' or 'e' or 'i' or 'o' or 'u' or 'y' or '0' or '1' or '2' or '3' or '4' or '5' or '6' or '7' or '8' or '9'
  5. Moraigh144 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    This seems to have done the trick ... I have had no spam emails for approx 7 hours ..... many many thanks :)

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