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FEATURE REQUEST: include the "Received" field(s) in email headers as block and filter option

92 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 17, 2013 3:43 AM by Julian Wright RSS
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Feb 16, 2013 8:34 PM

Why can't I set up a filtering rule to block email based on strings appearing in the "Received" field of the Header?

SPAMMERS spoof the information in all of the fields that Apple allows users to select in the iCloud settings, so setting up filters based on those fields is feckless.


I want to be able to Block any emails that originate from specific subnets that are bad actors in SPAM and PHISHING operations. Most of these are in foreign countries.  For example - almost all of the SPAM that I'm currently plagued with is coming from IP address in the subnet. Yes, the spam comes from variants in the yyy and xxx indices, but is enabled by complicit domain hosts at the 89.39 level.


If Apple would simply allow iCloud users to filter based on the "Received" header fields, we could set up a "filter/block" for all emails whose "Received" field contains the string " [89.39. "  (for example). 


Outlook has created the ability for users to set up blocks against any emails originating from a user-specified range of IP addresses.  Why won't Apple give its users the same coveted capability?


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