Thats Not My Email Address!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by John Doe 57, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    I have been getting other peoples mail for a little over 3 weeks now. Here is the deal:

    My Email Address: gmbean@xxxxxxxx.xxx

    I Receive A Message To: gamboawilmer@hotmail.com

    There are over 50 senders and it seems that it is a computer that is making these messages. There are huge misspellings and what's worse is that these emails are all sexually orientated. Thank goodness that there are no pictures! But I didn't sign up for anything and I just started getting these emails all of a sudden.

    Each email sender is different (different address) and I have made over 30 rules in Mail Preferences to simply delete any mail from the sender(s) But I get a couple new senders every day. I' am going to have over 100 rules if this continues!

    Thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You're getting them because your email address is a BCC.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    There's no need to use rules. In Mail, go to Preferences -> Junk Mail and set things up like the following image. Then you can click the "Mark selected messages as Junk" button on the toolbar whenever an offending message appears. Mail is pretty good at figuring these things out.
     

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  4. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mail does not recognize it as junk mail. Is there a way around BCC?
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's why you mark junk messages as such to train Mail's filter to recognize unwanted messages. It learns.

    No.
     
  6. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    I really really REALLY hope your actual email address isnt the first one you posted here or you will be getting a ton more :-(

    If it is, edit your message to remove the email addy.
     
  7. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn. I will edit it NOW!

    Thank you!!! I'll give it a go!

    How ironic:
     

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  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's a coincidence, not irony.

    Anyway, you don't need rules for each sender, just identify the mail as junk and let Mail do its thing.

    BCC is a sender's option, you have no control over it.
     
  9. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Alright, Thanks!
     
  10. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    I found the junk mail filter to be useless. I have a dozen rules at most, that do better than mails junk filters did after a month of 'training'.
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Get SpamSieve, great app for filtering spam.

    LOL spam prevention fail.
     
  12. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Yeah I'll give that a shot. Hell, it won an Macworld Eddy in 2003!
     

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