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I'm in Junk!

603 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 8:27 PM by amiller1 RSS
Peter Whitaker Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Dec 31, 2011 1:58 AM

If I send myself an email it goes into Junk !


My Junk preferences are to send email to Junk if sender is not in my Address Book.


I'm sending to and from my MobileMe address and it is on 'my card' in Address Book.


I have tried rebuilding the Inbox and Junk mailbox.


any suggestions?




Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iPhone4S, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • kurt188 Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Dec 31, 2011 6:48 AM (in response to Peter Whitaker)

    Why are you sending yourself email, when a copy of each email you send is already saved for you in your Sent mail folder? Did you ever consider that MobileMe considers email from yourself to yourself to be Spam, and therefore flags it as such; and that you've set your Junk Mail preferences to respect the flags assigned by your email provider?

  • kurt188 Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Jan 1, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Peter Whitaker)

    Your service provider is MobileMe; it flags messages from you to you as Spam. So, as I suspected, you had Junk Mail set to respect that flags that MobileMe assigned to email. This is similar to if you had a Yahoo! Mail account: sending mail to yourself from that same account doesn't get flagged as Spam, it just never shows up.

  • kurt188 Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Jan 1, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Peter Whitaker)

    Well, its not the default, it's just that email from the same person to the same person is almost always Spam, so that's how the filter is setup in But you can bypass that, according to this Knowledge Base article from Apple:



    Check the section titled 'Check your Junk mail folder and filters', and hopefully that will solve your problem.

  • amiller1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to kurt188)

    Another reason for sending yourself email is that it is one of the quickest ways to get a file in and out of an iPad.

    I have the same problem. Because it is flagged as junk mail, it won't show up in the iPad's inbox at all, when sending from my MacBook, but ends up in MacBook's Junk Mail box (as well as Sent mail box). Fortunately, one way around that is to go to the sent mail box on the iPad, and open the file from there (or move it to the InBox via the Edit--->Move command). Like the original poster, I'm using an email ( address from my Address book.


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