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I receive numerous messages in "Bulk Mail". Where do they come from and how can I prevent them from being received? Thanks

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I receive numerous messages in "Bulk Mail". Where do they come from and how can I prevent them from being received? Thanks

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Apple Mail
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,980 points)

    Once you're on a spammer's list, there's nothing you can do to stop the flood of e-mail messages. You can either control it, using spam filtering (which is what files those messages in the Junk Mail folder), or you can throw out your e-mail address and get a new one.

     

    It's sad, but spam is simply a fact of life at this point, and there's nothing to be done about it. Legislation has been tried, with zero success, since most spam either comes from countries with no legislation or from personal computers that have been infected with malware and are part of a "botnet."

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