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10.3: Another way to use Mail's junk mail image filtering Apps
The new Mail App in Panther blocks images from being loaded in email which is in the Junk folder. But what if you see an email which you think might be junk, but aren't sure, and it is NOT yet in the Junk folder? If you open it and it has images, they will be loaded. And if it is junk, you may have just unwittingly informed the sender that their junk mail has reached a valid email address.

The solution? Drag the email to your junk folder first. THEN you can look at it safely. If it turns out to be a valid email, click the Not Junk button.

You need to have the Junk Preference of Mail set to "Automatic" instead of training in order to get the Junk mailbox. But you can do this relatively quickly after starting to use Mail. It will continue to train itself even in Automatic mode.

[robg adds: I go one step further, and in the "Viewing" prefs, I've unchecked "Display images and embedded objects in HTML messages." I figure the spam safety I gain is worth the loss of seeing the newest fancy background or signature line ... for me, it's plain text in and plain text out (so don't expect anything fancy if I ever send you an email!).]
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10.3: Another way to use Mail's junk mail image filtering
Authored by: razielpanic on Nov 18, '03 05:35:45PM
... I figure the spam safety I gain is worth the loss of seeing the newest fancy background or signature line ...
but now that mail.app has a button right on the message window to load images, it is trivial to check out all the annoying stuff people dump into their correspondence. (like my bank, netflix, apple...)

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10.3: Another way to use Mail's junk mail image filtering
Authored by: naplesmike on Nov 19, '03 12:35:09PM

I just hit "Reply." The resulting window doesn't load any embedded images but allows you to see what relevant text is in the e-mail.



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