Filtering Junk mail is so confusing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by novetan, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. novetan macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    The Mail junk option is getting confusing. Simply, below is what I want and I can start afresh again.

    I'm prepared to recieve junk mail but not allowing “Trust junk mail headers set by my Internet Provider” because they may interpret wrongly. By enabling that, there is a chance to accidentally delete a genuine mail that goes into junk.

    At any moment when I recieve junk mail, I shall prompt it as junk and never want to see it again from the same company. So as the days go by, I'd have sieved thru enough (yes, may not be all) junks. As simple as that.

    Under Mail>Preference>Junk, I have tried all sort of permutations, enabling and disenabling here and there for the past few days, including going into Advance and specifically highlight the junk address. But it doesn't work the way I want it.

    My image shows this was what I have done in Advance.

    Apple mail has a hosts of permutation like “Sender is not in my address book”, “message is not address to my full name”, “message is junk mail”

    I do not wish to receive from newdeal@tip-it and info@streetdeal; I have listed these 2 companies under "message is junk mail" but I still keep recieveing it.

    Others that I have tried but not long term solution:
    1)Highlight the junk message in Inbox and right click “bounce”. But it will bounce back to you. LOL
    2)Highlight junk message in Inbox and click “junk icon” at tool bar. I'd have thought that will do the trick. But no, you will still recieved junk from same company the next day.

    What have I miss out to have the way I wanted?


  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Get SpamSieve. There's a trial, and the full version is really inexpensive.
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Try getting rid of newdeal@ and info@. That shouldn't be needed. Not sure if that's what is tripping Mail up or not.

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