I have no solution, but I *really* miss the bounce feature.
I use bounce a lot (I went back to Snow Leopard to keep it). I have done lots of testing with bounce and I find it works very well.
In my testing, I would simply ignore various e-mails, and they would continue to come for many months. I would then start bouncing the unwanted e-mails. In most cases, the e-mails would stop after two or three bounces.
Other posters have claimed that a technical savvy person can detect that the bounce is not "real", I do not dispute this. I understand that a detailed analysis of a bounce can detect what it MIGHT be.
In my many years experience with bounce I found it to be about 90% of effective. And as such, it is an indispensable tool that I will NOT give up.
If you ask Apple they may fix this.
You can use AppleScript in combination with a Mail rule.
First, copy the script below, paste it in the Applescript Editor and save.
using terms from application "Mail"
on perform mail action with messages theMessages
tell application "Mail"
repeat with eachMessage in theMessages
end perform mail action with messages
end using terms from
Then, in Mail, go to Mail > Preferences > Rules and select Add Rule.
Below is an example of what you could specify, but you can modify it to your needs.
In "Perform the following actions:", you select "Run AppleScript", click Choose and point to the saved applescript.
If <all> of the following conditions are met:
<Message is Junk Mail>
<Sender is not in my Address Book>
<Sender is not in my Previous Recepients>
Perform the following actions :
<Run AppleScript> /Volumes/2_Software/Applescripts/BounceMail.scpt
Bounce was nice put didn't work well. Many emails come from the same address. One solution is to use your security software to block the sender or go to Mail Preferences compose a rule to delete certain messages and just keep adding the senders. Or a rule to only accept messages from those in your address book. My spam is down considerably.
Like Chad, I miss the bounce feature. Delete is for deleting mail, but the Bounce feature told someone on the other side that the mail address isn't valid. It saved me hours every month, and I rarely got new spam from one of those addreses. If you Reply, that tells the Spam-Sender that the email address is valid, and if you do that you're inviting more spam.
I've also use SpamCop (spamcop.net) which tells the host that the address has been reported as spam.
If anyone from Apple is listening - please return Bounce!
I personally found that bounce functionality very useful. Any mass email platforms take this Bounce functionality and placed it as an invalid email in their systems. Once invalid, they are suppressed from the point of origin.
Now my unique and private Mac account is receiving all these crazy promos from who knows where...and I cannot "bounce" them. Deleting does no good. They will send you more based on Received receipts, or Open receipts.
Louise Cote wrote:
I went to the Apple "suggestions" area and asked that they reinstate Bounce. I referred to this thread and others where people are wondering about the same thing. My thought is that if enough people ask for it, they'll give it back!
Then let me add my wishes as well, Please Please Please Apple, DO NOT reinstate bounce.