Do you have a "Rules" option in your Mail preferences? (Sorry, I'm running Mountain Lion, so not sure the Mail options would be the same....):
If you do, that's where you would set up the filter for the various spammers. Use the "+" to add each individual rule.
Hope this helps!
sorry, folks.. i am very dense when it comes to these things.
i found rules.. but it is in a different place in "preferences" from" junk."
maybe that does not matter.
but when , after clicking on "rules",
the 'rules pane comes up, and i see a + sign, do i click the plus sign and then
in the criteria, add the offending e mail address under 'contains'..
what if there is more than one e mail address which i want rules to deal with? I guess i would click the plus + sign again and do each one seperately?
and 'move to trash' as "action taken".?
does this happen automatically every time mail receives a message which i have listed under rules action taken move to trash.?
This may seem like i am rather an idiot, but i find that i have to double check everything and not take anything for granted...when it comes to using computers.
thank you for your patience, y'all.
I will try Jeffreys trick also
i was so diligent in removing the offending trash when I received it, that i have to wait until tomorrow to try all of this.
but i wanted to get the complete instructions now.
i will mark that both answers helped me..thank you
OK, so Rules is separate from Junk. Junk is not the issue here, Rules are....
As Jeffrey indicated, first select one of the offending emails, then go into Preferences
1. Select the Rules option
2. Select "Add Rule"
3. Give whatever description you'd like for the first offender
4. Leave the first box as If "ANY" of the following conditions are met
5. In the next dropdown, select "FROM"
6. Leave the next dropdown as "CONTAINS"
7. Because you had the first offender selected, their email address should appear in the next dropown - confirm it is what you want
8. Under "Perform the following actions" select "MOVE" in the first dropdown
9. For the last dropdown, select whatever mailbox you want the offender's email to be moved to - Junk, Trash, whatever you'd like....
10. Click OK - rule added
Repeat all of these steps (including selecting the next offender's email first) until you have set up all of the rules you need.
WHOOPEE !! THANK YOU BOTH !!
you Gail for your detailed response..(should be still shouting but too hard to read)
I just needed a 'that is correct' response to my post..but you made EVERYTHING so black and white and perfect thank you !
Thank you for the PS also and than you, Jeffrey for the tips also.
Take care both of you,
You are a sweetie, Gail.
Two small problems.
I did not put'this helped me' under my posts but it ended up Therre!
Also, I should have written, "thank you ,Gail' in my post, but I guess that went understood.
Sorry about all the this helped mes..even if I was not responsible for putting them there,
My posts were not helpful at all
It did not work!!
I am still getting mail from all the e mail addresses I made rules to put into trash.
Any other suggestions?
Should I post a new question.
I thought I had better post it here Incase someone else was looking for the solution to a problem the same as mine
TRYING to eliminate mail from certain e mail addresses.
Until I go nuts, I remain,
You don't, by any chance, have "Filter junk mail before applying my rules" checked on the Junk options in the Mail Preferences, do you (at the very bottom)? If you do, uncheck it!:
If you do, then that is probably the culprit (fingers crossed that you do have it checked!)
Let me know!
Hi again, Gail! and thank you for your continued attention to this stupid thing.
no..i do not have 'filter junk mail before applying my rules." checked.
but maybe with the junk part of preferences, we can get closer to solving this problem.
actually, mail does not recognize these particular e mails as junk...i wish i COULD get mail to perceive ( does mail 'perceive"?) these as junk.
i might go to the place under junk mail in preferences ( thank you for the screen shot)
and try " click advanced to configure" although I am not exactly sure how to configure anything..
once again, mail does not recognise these e mails as junk.. not sure why not..
(still scratching head and wondering why what we have done thus far is not working).