Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to mydesign)
This should not be. Have you carefully reviewed Mail > Preferences > Junk Mail - particularly the exemptions from Junk Mail filtering?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to seventy one)
Thank you -
My junk mail preferences to enable junk mail filtering, the exemptions are my address book and is in my previous recipients, trust in my isp and filter before applying my rules.
I have rules set up that I add known spam to so that is not filtered. This only began this morning.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to mydesign)
I can only observe that I have 'filter before applying rules' unchecked. You might try unchecking it and see. It may be a case of the lesser of two evils!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to seventy one)
I'm sorry maybe I wasn't clear the only unchecked details on the junk preferences panel are mark as junk mail but leave in inbox, perform custom actions, and message addressed to full name.
I have tried running disk utility, I beleive the next step is running a utliity from the install disks.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to mydesign)
It may be taking a chance but I am wondering if you should 'reset' Junk Mail. This restores it to default and there is a warning that all 'training' will be lost ... but if the 'training' has led to your current situation, that may be no bad thing. Easy to say "just a thought", it's not my computer, but click on the question mark, bottom right of the Junk mail page. It may help you make a decision.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to seventy one)
Thank you - I reset and deleted all my rules - so I am back to square 1 with some spam issues but the bigger picture is solved my emails now land in my inbox.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to mydesign)
Excellent news. With luck one of the gurus here will pick up on this and help you resolve the spam issue. I have not had sufficient experience of spam to have to look into the matter. Thank you for the star ... and good luck.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to mydesign)
Been thinking about your spam problem and checked a few things out. Some things to do (or not to do).
Limit the number of browsers you use and check out their spam protection features.
Watch your ISP. Some (AOL, in my experience) are less bothered than others.
Remember, personal websites are sometimes targeted for email addresses.
If your machine is using Mail 4.6 or earlier, you probably have the 'Bounce" feature available. You should NOT use it to deflect / return spam. It simply confirms your address is operational.
You can always type 'Reducing spam' or similar in Apple support communities search box and see what others are doing.
And 'More like this', to the right of your original post can be very helpful too.
That's enough, I think.