How do I apply Mail rules?

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  1. Miqs macrumors member

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    In the past I have created mail rules to transfer and delete spam emails. Regrettably I have recently been receiving more spam emails and ask if I just select the messages and click on "apply rules" will all these email addresses be transferred and deleted as I want automatically or do I still have to go to prefs/rules and manually select individual each email address to stop it. Thanks. OSX. 10.7.5
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you click apple rules it will apply all your existing rules to the selected messages. Is that what you mean?
     
  3. Miqs thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks and yes … but I have tried and nothing happens. One of my rules is "stop and delete" (stop emails and delete selected) but if I right click a spam message and "apply rules" nothing happens, it does not delete. These emails are in my spam folder so I can always easily delete them all but occasionally one goes directly into my IN folder and not SPAM folder.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That should work. It sounds like maybe there is a flaw in the rule. Can you post a screenshot of the rule and explain exactly what you want it to do and maybe I can help?
     
  5. Miqs thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I thought it should too.
    This is the rule with previous stopped spams. (All done individually as they arrived)
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    … and this is where the 11 spam emails are.
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    Would it make a difference if they are in the spam folder? Will the rule only apply to the inbox?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't see why it would matter if they were in the spam folder. I just made a test rule like yours and it works no matter what folder the message is in. I'm kinda stumped.
     

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