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Spam Filter Setup Guide For MacOS

The following guide will show you how to setup the spam and virus filter for the MacOS email program. Your requirements dealing with Spam may vary to what is illustrated here.


Setup Guides also available for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora & Webmail.


Setting Up MacOS Mail

Open Mail and click on Mail --> Preferences...
MacOS Mail mail preferences

You will be presented with the Preferences window. Click the 'Rules' button in the top right-hand corner.
MacOS Mail  select rules

You will be presented with the Rules dialog box. Click the 'Add Rule' button on the right-hand side of the window.
MacOS Mail add rules

Enter a new 'Description' for this rule.
MacOS Mail enter description

Click on the 'From' drop-down box and select 'Subject' from the list.
MacOS Mail from box

Click in the textbox to the right of the 'Contains' drop-down list and enter '[Spam Score sssss]' into the textbox.
(Note: number of 's' characters refers to the Spam score threshold. The more 's' characters the higher the severity of the email being considered Spam. Refer to the above Spam scoring table.) MacOS Mail -contains

Make sure that the action is set to 'Transfer Message' to the mailbox 'Junk', if this is not the case, change the drop-down lists to set this action the press the 'OK' button.
MacOS Mail description spam

The new rule will appear in the list of defined rules. Click the red close button to exit the window.
MacOS Mail rules list

All done.

 



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