Handling overwhelming volume of spam emails.

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I've recently begun to be swamped by many spam emails, at least some of which contain malware, and would like to know how I can best handle each one as appears in the "In Box", to prevent receiving any further spam from that sender.

I tried some years ago to add a known sender (not of spam) to a "black list" within Apple Mail which I presumed would prevent receipt of any further emails from that sender.

I never found out how to create/use a "black list", nor even if such a thing existed. Eventually, he got the 'message' and ceased sending me emails, so the problem was resolved.

Can any member please advise if there is a way to create and update a "black list" within Mail and if by adding a sender to that list, no further emails will be accepted in the "In Box".

Sincerely, PaulRanger.
 
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The best way to avoid Spam email is to have it filtered out by your ISP. Gmail (Google) is my ISP and I rarely if ever get Spam mail to my inbox and I use Apple Mail.
 
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Blocking Spam

You might consider using the Blocked Senders feature that I suspect your ISP has at its server. It's not what you might call a smart filter. It's just a way of stopping specific senders or entire domains at the server instead of downloading their stuff to your inbox. It takes a little work, but it's very effective.
 
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