Why do I get so much junk mail (that isn't even addressed to me)?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Balli, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Balli macrumors 6502

    I have notice that in recent months that I am getting a LOT of junk mail that isn't even addressed to my email address.

    I only have one .mac email address, and I have noticed that all the junk mail messages are addressed to different .mac address (that aren't even remotely similar to mine).

    Is there a way in which I can stop these messages?
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It's the same way a Bcc: works, you'll find your address in one of the Received: headers but not in the To: or Cc: lines.
    Not completely reliably. Legitimate mailing lists, customer service replies, etc. often address mail that way too :(

    Are you using the junk mail filter in your mail program, or trying to rely on the web interface? .Mac servers don't do very aggressive filtering, so reading from webmail can be an ugly experience.
  3. Balli thread starter macrumors 6502

    Thank you.

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