Spam help please...

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  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    Would love someone to help me out on this if possible.

    I can't get anywhere with my hosting company and wondered if someone here has any bright ideas? All I get from them is we can sell you 'domain privacy'. Like that would help?

    For the last month, I have been getting a ridiculous amount of spam from one domain, but can't block the domain name...

    The domain extension is xxx@xxx.faith

    The xxx part always changes but the .faith is always there. I tried to go into my hosting server control panel to block all emails that contain .faith but it won't let me, only @.com or .co.uk types it would appear.
    Also tried **@**.faith

    I can't do anything about spam on iPhone, that never goes to junk, but usually these would have gone to junk folder on Mac, and none ever do, and they're the most obvious subject headers that would usually always go into Spam. You know the subjects I mean. It's ridiculous it bypasses everything.

    Driving me mad!! Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Lunder89 macrumors regular

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    I heard about this service on the podcast, The Daring Fireball Talkshow. Something called Mailroute, that should do what you ask. He recommends it highly, and says he uses it himself.

    Link: https://www.mailroute.net

    I have not used it myself, and I don't really know anything about it.
    He will mention it as a sponsor for his podcast in this episode: https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2017/05/31/ep-192
    (From may this year)
     
  3. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey Lunder, thanks for that.

    I will check it out, you'd think the hosting companies would just block/blacklist them, but.....?

    Thanks again
     
  4. Lunder89 macrumors regular

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    Not all hosting companies has spam filters. My ISP doesn't have a spam filter for their email service either. Which is why I don't use it :)
     
  5. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have options to go in and block addresses but it can't cope with anything that doesn't end in the usual domain tags, and this ends in that 'faith'
     
  6. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My hosting company said there is a filtering option on MacMail, is that right?
     
  7. Lunder89 macrumors regular

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    There is yes. But it wont filter anything before the mail is received on your Mac. So it will still popup on all other devices, until the Mac has dealt with it.
     
  8. Nigel Goodman macrumors newbie

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    I think you can put a rule on iCloud Mail which will stop things that meet the rule from getting to any device.
     
  9. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but can I just put the word 'faith' in so any sender with that name in their address will just go straight to junk not inbox, Even if it does that on MBP it will be a help. I know all junk goes to iPhone if that opens up first
     
  10. Nigel Goodman macrumors newbie

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    Well I didn't try this particular rule, but I have used rules successfully in iCloud Mail, so I was just reporting that it might be possible.

    The only way is to try really.
     
  11. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks Nigel, I don't use iCloud Mail though.
     
  12. Zazer macrumors newbie

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    How to remove unpollute my mac....I cant get rid of this its on my mac book..
     

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