Make the Voices Stop!

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Over the past 6 months or so, I have been getting more and more spam email at my main email address from Apple‘s MobileMe service.  At 6:00AM I already had 16!  Within 1 minute of deleting them, another arrived!  @Apple needs to get with the program here!  When the subject line has every pharmaceutical name in it, it should be too difficult to ID it as spam!  And I’ve forwarded as an attachment to [email protected] enough of these things to fill up a server.  But the problem has gotten worse and worse.

I am so fed up with it I was ready to discontinue my main email address, which I’ve had for years and years and years!

Then, I had a bright idea.  Gmail has excellent filtering!  I have a Gmail address I have never made public.  Tah Dah!

I’ve set up a new email rule.  Now, until @Apple gets their act together with spam filtering, every time an email comes in to my main MobileMe email address, Mail automatically forwards it to Gmail and deletes the original from my Mail application.  I never even know the original arrived at my MobileMe email address.  Gmail filters out the spam, thank you Google!, and sends the real email back to my Mail application!  Now only the real, properly filtered email arrives in my inbox!

No more spam from the assholes that troll the interwebs!  The voices have stopped!