How to deal with SPAM email when using using Apple Mail (Mac Mail)

We hear complaints all the time about the lack of mail filter using Mac Mail, here is what you can do to reduce the amount of you are receiving.

Firstly make sure you are using the latest version of Mac mail by upgrading your OS to the latest one you Mac supports. This should give you Mail 11 or higher

Firstly, Enable Junk Mail Filtering

Click on Mail -> Preferences->

A number of options appear, click on “Perform custom actions” and then “Advanced

You can now perform custom rules on all your incoming mail to make sure only non- get through


Marking new emails as SPAM or JUNK

Open Mac (Apple) Mail and select the email to mark as Junk or Spam


Right click the mouse and select “Move to Junk” or from the Top Menu select “Mail” -> “Message” -> “Move to Junk”

Spam and Phishing protection for Businesses

If you are a business and need more-powerful handling, upgrade your mail to Microsoft Hosted Exchange with Outlook to give you much more power to delete SPAM and phishing threats using “Advanced Threat Protection” or “ATP” and is available to anyone using the following  or Microsoft   Business or Enterprise subscription plans.

Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2, Exchange Online Kiosk, Exchange Online Protection, Office Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 E1, Office Enterprise E2, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E4, Office 365 Enterprise K1, Office 365 Enterprise K2, Office 365 Education.

Advanced Threat Protection” or “ATP” and is available to anyone using the above  or Microsoft Office 365  Business or  subscription plans and is an additional $2.86 per mailbox per month and is available in Australia from early December 2017.

You can re-direct your existing email address through Hosted Exchange and to eliminate SPAM and emails and still seamlessly send and receive using Apple mail and your current email address. Call us for details.

See Also:

Protect your Business by using the correct version of Microsoft Office.

How to reduce email SPAM

Apple Mail – Dealing with Junk Email

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