Apple Mail – Dealing with Junk Email

How to deal with SPAM email when using using Apple Mail (Mac Mail)

We hear complaints all the time about the lack of Junk mail filter using Mac Mail, here is what you can do to reduce the amount of Spam email you are receiving.

Firstly make sure you are using the latest version of Mac mail by upgrading your OS to the latest one you Mac supports. This should give you Apple Mail 11 or higher

Firstly, Enable Junk Mail Filtering

Click on Mail -> Preferences->Junk Mail

A number of options appear, click on “Perform custom actions” and then “Advanced

You can now perform custom rules on all your incoming mail to make sure only non-spam emails get through


Marking new emails as SPAM or JUNK

Open Mac (Apple) Mail and select the email to mark as Junk or Spam


Right click the mouse and select “Move to Junk” or from the Top Menu select “Mail” -> “Message” -> “Move to Junk”

Spam and Phishing protection for Businesses

If you are a business and need more-powerful email spam handling, upgrade your mail to Microsoft Hosted Exchange with Outlook 365 to give you much more power to delete SPAM and phishing threats using “Advanced Threat Protection” or “ATP” and is available to anyone using the following Microsoft Hosted Exchange or Microsoft Office 365  Business or Enterprise subscription plans.

Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2, Exchange Online Kiosk, Exchange Online Protection, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E2, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E4, Office 365 Enterprise K1, Office 365 Enterprise K2, Office 365 Education.

Advanced Threat Protection” or “ATP” and is available to anyone using the above Microsoft Hosted Exchange or Microsoft Office 365  Business or Enterprise subscription plans and is an additional $2.86 per mailbox per month and is available in Australia from early December 2017.