No More Spam!

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I’ve had it with Spam. It seems that lately I’ve been getting an endless stream of email about great mortgage rates, killer deals on watches, and enlarged body parts. I’ve been trying to get Mail.app’s built in junk mail filter to resolve the problem but it doesn’t seem quite robust enough. So I am trying the Spam program everyone seems to swear by, Spamsieve. I’ve just got it started the last few days but it is already catching spam that Mail.app did not. I’ve also already got a few false positives but I’m sure this will need a week or so to sort itself out. Hopefully that will be before the free trial period ends.

One issue with using Spamsieve is that while it will (hopefully) do a good job of catching Spam on my Mac, that doesn’t help me when I check mail on my iPhone. I’m thinking that one way to help with this issue is to have the MacBook Pro on my desk at home check IMAP email every 5 minutes. Therefore, it should (at least in theory) catch Spam every five minutes so there would be little of it cluttering up the iPhone. It is a theory at least. I’ll set it up and report back.

How are you managing the Spam onslaught?

25 Comments No More Spam!

  1. todd.love@gmail.com

    I agree with Ryan. Gmail. I use gmail and access through apple mail via imap. I get almost no spam coming onto my mac.

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  2. todd.love@gmail.com

    I agree with Ryan. Gmail. I use gmail and access through apple mail via imap. I get almost no spam coming onto my mac.

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  3. todd.love@gmail.com

    I agree with Ryan. Gmail. I use gmail and access through apple mail via imap. I get almost no spam coming onto my mac.

    Reply
  4. todd.love@gmail.com

    I agree with Ryan. Gmail. I use gmail and access through apple mail via imap. I get almost no spam coming onto my mac.

    Reply
  5. todd.love@gmail.com

    I agree with Ryan. Gmail. I use gmail and access through apple mail via imap. I get almost no spam coming onto my mac.

    Reply
  6. tenex@tesco.net

    I don’t suffer too much but I do suffer from Mail’s bizarre handling of Junk mail – essentially it seems to decide on a daily basis what the rules are and that includes putting into junk email addresses in my Address Book. Its so inconsistent I have to check my junk folder as much as my inboxes.

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  7. tenex@tesco.net

    I don’t suffer too much but I do suffer from Mail’s bizarre handling of Junk mail – essentially it seems to decide on a daily basis what the rules are and that includes putting into junk email addresses in my Address Book. Its so inconsistent I have to check my junk folder as much as my inboxes.

    Reply
  8. tenex@tesco.net

    I don’t suffer too much but I do suffer from Mail’s bizarre handling of Junk mail – essentially it seems to decide on a daily basis what the rules are and that includes putting into junk email addresses in my Address Book. Its so inconsistent I have to check my junk folder as much as my inboxes.

    Reply
  9. tenex@tesco.net

    I don’t suffer too much but I do suffer from Mail’s bizarre handling of Junk mail – essentially it seems to decide on a daily basis what the rules are and that includes putting into junk email addresses in my Address Book. Its so inconsistent I have to check my junk folder as much as my inboxes.

    Reply
  10. tenex@tesco.net

    I don’t suffer too much but I do suffer from Mail’s bizarre handling of Junk mail – essentially it seems to decide on a daily basis what the rules are and that includes putting into junk email addresses in my Address Book. Its so inconsistent I have to check my junk folder as much as my inboxes.

    Reply
  11. sagitta62@hotmail.com

    Have to agree with using gmail. I not a power user, but I dont seem to get much spam anymore. Don’t use the web mail side of it; have mail app set up.

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  12. sagitta62@hotmail.com

    Have to agree with using gmail. I not a power user, but I dont seem to get much spam anymore. Don’t use the web mail side of it; have mail app set up.

    Reply
  13. sagitta62@hotmail.com

    Have to agree with using gmail. I not a power user, but I dont seem to get much spam anymore. Don’t use the web mail side of it; have mail app set up.

    Reply
  14. sagitta62@hotmail.com

    Have to agree with using gmail. I not a power user, but I dont seem to get much spam anymore. Don’t use the web mail side of it; have mail app set up.

    Reply
  15. sagitta62@hotmail.com

    Have to agree with using gmail. I not a power user, but I dont seem to get much spam anymore. Don’t use the web mail side of it; have mail app set up.

    Reply
  16. judi@judirushbrook.com

    If using gmail, how do I stop the spam being downloaded into the spam folder on my macbook? It is downloading 150 messages every time I get my mail from gmail.

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  17. judi@judirushbrook.com

    If using gmail, how do I stop the spam being downloaded into the spam folder on my macbook? It is downloading 150 messages every time I get my mail from gmail.

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  18. judi@judirushbrook.com

    If using gmail, how do I stop the spam being downloaded into the spam folder on my macbook? It is downloading 150 messages every time I get my mail from gmail.

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  19. judi@judirushbrook.com

    If using gmail, how do I stop the spam being downloaded into the spam folder on my macbook? It is downloading 150 messages every time I get my mail from gmail.

    Reply
  20. judi@judirushbrook.com

    If using gmail, how do I stop the spam being downloaded into the spam folder on my macbook? It is downloading 150 messages every time I get my mail from gmail.

    Reply

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