1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 8:12 PM by davidsignal
IanH59 Level 1 (0 points)

Sorry might sound dumb but am new to this. I'm getting loads of junk emails. I've noticed my firewall is turned off should I turn it on?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), OS X Mountain Lion 10.7.5
  • davidsignal Level 3 (540 points)

    No, a firewall is for blocking connections based on ports and protocols.  You could block all of your email with it by blocking pop or imap ports, but then you would get no emails at all.

     

    You already are protected from direct connections initiated from the internet if you have a router.  Don't turn anything else on.  Unsubscribe to any mailing lists that you might be on and filter your junk email in your mail application.