Recent influx of spam

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by pvmacguy, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

    pvmacguy

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    Recently I have started to get a large influx of spam mail that isn't making its way into my junkmail folder. I contacted mobile me support and they were pretty much useless. They said I should keep moving the messages into my JUNK folder and that it should start capturing them properly. They also said I should setup reasons in settings automatically putting the into the junk folder. Well these things are coming from many different email addresses so it's imposible to setup a reason for each one. I have been moving the ones that make it to my inbox into the junk folder but it doesn't seem to be helping.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    Also some have a think about un-subscribing but the link never goes anywere.
     
  2. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    that's just basic spam email, it is pretty much impossible to stop recieving it and you best bet is to hope that your spam filter catches it.
    Keep reporting the mail as spam and if you can set up a filter using key words in the spam mail to deflect it out of your inbox into the junk folder.

    you say that some come with an 'unsubscribe' link, if you have ever clicked this link (or any other link/ or the display images button for the email) in any of the emails then you have basically marked that your email address is active in the spammers books and they will always keep sending them to you now.

    rule no.1 of spam email: NEVER click any link in it
    no.2: NEVER reply to the email.
    no.3: never click the email clients 'display blocked content/pictures'

    if the spam keeps coming into the inbox after the custom filters (and the spam filter won't catch it) then basically you either have to live with it or change your email address (gmail has an awesome spam filter)
     
  3. alangrehan macrumors regular

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    I agree gmail is amazing...

    I can't remember the last time a piece of spam found it's way to my inbox!
     

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