Mac Mail issue with sender

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ben1l, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006

    I want to know how I can block all emails coming from the same IP address.

    Everyday I get 10 or so junk emails from different email addresses, but are very obviously coming from the same IP address, as they are nearly identical in their content

    There's no point in me adding a mail rule to block emails by sender as each email has a different address, and every day the senders change.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It is similarly pointless (and indeed not possible) to block based on IP address. IP addresses can easily be changed. My suggestion is to use an e-mail service with a better spam filter; for example, GMail.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Because emails have identical content does not mean they came from the same IP address. Spam is broadcast from millions of sources, and a particular spam message can be sent from thousands of different IP addresses. If the content is identical, you can block based on content.
  4. Ben1l thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006
    That's not an option as my Me/.mac/icloud (whatever we're calling it now) is my work email.

    If I religiously send the emails to a junk folder, is there any way mac mail will learn?

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