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Improve the accuracy of your spam filter
Authored by: ihelp-mac on Nov 02, '06 10:52:00PM
I've also struggled with crafting a Mail.app filter

that will handle an assortment of "image based" SPAM

I came up with something that seems to work well killing off JPG, PNG, GIF related junk...

As they ALL seem to have the string "multipart/related" in their headers:

Set "ALL Condtions" flag to TRUE and then have

"Sender is not in my address book"

AND

Content-Type CONTAINS "multipart/related"

This requires editing the HEADER_LIST tag in the RULES setup screen in

the MAIL.app, and ADDING "multipart/related" as a choice on the menu

Seems to work like a charm---I haven't had a drug-advert. or stock-report for several weeks now!

Of course, if your "Aunt Agatha" is sending you JPG images of her cat :-),

and she's NOT in your address-book they'll get trashed too

---but my mother used to tell me "don't worry about answering the phone during dinner---if it's important they'll call back later"

same thing applies to most email! ((I already have enough pictures of her cat ALREADY on file..) ;-P

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BeSeeingYou...
David A. Lewis

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