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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by reedomann, Oct 1, 2011.
What is the best thing to do if you get a spam email to ensure I don't get a virus or anything.
Delete it, without opening it.
I do this as well.
I know this is a stupid question, but how do you delete an email without opening it. To delete, you have to highlight the e-mail. If you highlight it, the email opens.
Obviously there is some other way of deleting it. Could someone tell me how to do it.
What app are you using?
In Mail, go to Preferences > Viewing, then check Use Classic Layout
yeah, it seems the only way to delete it without opening it is on some web-based email windows where you have to double-click the email for it to open.
As far as Mail goes, you can't do that. I have Mail set to not display remote images unless I tell it to for each message.
Do not open that attachments to it. As far as viruses go that should be a non issue as well since unless set as set as safe it is txt only. Junk mail folders are always that way.
I personally just hit the delete key on them never to be opened.
Rodimus - Please see question in post #4. How do you delete without highlighting the message (which opens it)?
See my post in #5, it was directed at you, although that wasn't clear.
Don't do what my former boss did, which was write a terse email back telling them not to send her any more spam.
Strangely enough, her emails didn't have the desired effect.
It probably got her more spam ... as it confirmed that the email address was active and being used by someone.
Sorry, just napping here.
I'm using Mac Mail in there new Lion configuration. If I'm understanding correctly, you are saying that you can't delete email without opening it in the new configuration. That you must revert to the old (classic) configuration to delete email without opening it.
If so, how do you delete email in old configuration without opening it?
Sorry to be so dense...
Actually, in the new configuration, you can delete it without opening it by right-clicking on the message and choosing delete.
In the old configuration, since the inbox is just a list of messages, you can just select the message and press delete - or right-click and delete.
Yep, that's exactly what happened...
And how do you select the message without opening it?
Ugh, I'm so dense.
In the old config, clicking on the message does not open it.
In the new config, right-clicking on the message does not open it.
I use gmail. There are check boxes to the left of the email. Just check them and hit delete. It deletes them without opening them.
Thank you,r.j.s - you are a gentle person (no sexism here) and a scholar.
Get this - I called Applecare and the tech did not know your method.
Before going off-topic to complain about Applecare - I've used it way over 100 times and this is the first time they didn't solve my problem.
Edit: Thanks, too, to ucfGrad93.
So what do I do with this? I noticed this a couple of days ago in my Yahoo inbox.
Click the checkbox next to each message, then press delete at the top of the inbox.
I don't know if we're talking about the same email program. I'm talking about Apple Mail. I have it in Classic view, but when I click on the message it opens it. The only time I've seen a method like the one you're saying is on the online web-based email page.
I'm talking about Apple Mail ... and when I click once on a message in the list, it highlights it - it doesn't open.
Is it really that simple Ive been getting these the past few days, and was hoping for something other than "delete them."
What answer would you like? If there was a way to completely get rid of spam, then there wouldn't be any more spam.
That's strange, not with me!