Trouble with Junk and Spam in Mail

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AutobonProducti, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. AutobonProducti macrumors newbie

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    I have three accounts setup in Mail, and for some reason one of the accounts, the one that I need the most, is getting hundreds of junk emails daily, I tried to set some advanced settings in junk mail filtering but nothing works. One funny thing is that most of the junk mail I get is not even addressed to a name on my account, just a random name@myserver.com, there has to be a way to filter anything not addressed directly to me out, or a way to stop this period. Any help would be great, thank you.
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Check your hosting providers email settings. Most hosting providers automatically setup what is called CATCH-ALL. This means that they will accept email to any address on your domain and send it all to a single account.

    If this is the case, what you want to do is turn that off, or configure it so that if someone sends an email to an address that doesn't exist, that it gets bounced back to the sender.

    -Kevin
     

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