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Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail

Book Description

Stamp out spam in Apple Mail by following email expert Joe Kissell's meticulously researched steps! Gain insight into the types of spam, why you get so much of it, and how to handle fraudulent or malicious messages. This book explains how Apple Mail filters out spam, and it discusses eight ways to optimize the Junk Mail filter. Is spam still sneaking through the Junk Mail filter? Joe introduces you to add-on utilities that catch even more spam. Bonus section! Learn how rules interact with the Junk Mail filter. Updated for Leopard!

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates and More
      2. Basics
      3. What's New in Version 1.5
      4. What Was New in Version 1.4
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Quick Start to Controlling Your Junk Mail
    4. 2. Learn about Junk Mail
      1. What Is Spam, Anyway?
      2. Fraudulent Email
      3. What about Viruses?
      4. Why Me?
    5. 3. Learn about Junk Mail Filtering
      1. Filtering vs. Deleting
      2. An Aside: Server-Based Spam Filtering
      3. How Mail's Junk Mail Filter Works
      4. About Statistical Filtering
        1. Bayesian Filters
        2. Latent Semantic Analysis in Mail
      5. Marking a Message as Junk Mail/Not Junk Mail
      6. How the Previous Recipients List Works
        1. Clean Up the Previous Recipients List
        2. Disable Previous Recipients
      7. A Word about Bouncing Messages
    6. 4. Optimize Your Junk Mail Filter
      1. Turn It On (Again)
      2. Adjust Your MobileMe Settings
      3. Train the Junk Mail Filter
      4. Add Image Spam Rules
        1. Add a "Multipart/Related" Rule
        2. Add a GIF Rule
      5. Reduce False Negatives
      6. Reduce False Positives
      7. Fix Automatic Mode Inconsistencies
      8. Keep a Junk Mail Archive
    7. 5. Go beyond the Junk Mail Filter
      1. Use Add-On Spam Filters
        1. Spam Filter Features
        2. Spam Filters in Action
          1. SpamSieve
          2. Internet Security Barrier
          3. Purify
          4. SpamSweep
        3. My Recommendations
      2. Try Other Anti-Spam Methods
        1. Disposable Email Addresses
        2. Challenge-Response Systems
        3. SpamCop
      3. Try Other Filtering Methods
    8. A. Rules
      1. Create a Rule
      2. Use Multiple Conditions and Actions
      3. Rule Advice
      4. What Rules Can Do for You
        1. Process Repetitive Messages
        2. Highlight Messages in Your Inbox
        3. Zap Stupid Jokes
        4. Send Automatic Replies
    9. Glossary
    10. B. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Shameless Plug
      3. About the Publisher
      4. Production Credits