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Delete spam by IP address in Mail.app
Authored by: KenS on Mar 08, '11 07:18:50AM

While it's true that many spammers will spoof or forge IP addresses, I have found that many-- especially in foreign countries, and some domestic-- will originate spam from the same range of IP addresses.

An easy way to check is to open the Terminal, enter the command whois followed by a space and the IP address in question. Often this will reveal the originating IP provider along with the block of IP addresses assigned to that provider, and the country of origin. Since I know no one in Belarus, I simply ban the entire block of addresses.



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SpamCop & MobileMe
Authored by: derekcurrie on Mar 09, '11 11:37:16AM

I very rarely get spam. Here is how:

1) I submit all my spam to SpamCop at:
http://www.spamcop.net/

It is a free service, but I have been a financial supporter since it started in 1998. The paid version is extremely inexpensive, particularly when considering the results. I receive so little spam that I am convinced that my consistent contributions to SpamCop have put me on a circulated 'Do Not Spam' list among the spamrats. The more spam submitted to SpamCop, IMHO, the less spam all of us would receive. This is thanks to them providing a carefully verified FREE blacklist of known spammers to the world.

There have been criticisms in the past of false positives due to SpamCop, but I seriously doubt this is possible at this point of time after their implementation of stringent verification. Meanwhile, I have repeatedly heard from the spamrat underground their contempt for SpamCop due to its effectiveness.

2) I use MobileMe's email. This is the specific email address where I rarely receive email. Whereas, I receive a lot of spam via my GMail address, one that I very rarely use and never publish anywhere. I have to applaud Apple's spam filtering.



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SpamCop & MobileMe
Authored by: asmeurer on Mar 17, '11 09:03:43PM

In my experience, Gmail has an excellent spam filter. It catches about 99.9% of my spam. Mail catches about half of what gets through, and the rest gets through and I have to mark it as spam manually. And false positives virtually never happen.



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