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How to Block a Sender in Mac OS X Mail

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Some people are amazingly persistent. It's no use talking to them. Maybe ignoring them does not help (them) either, but at least the annoyance stops.

Block a Sender in Mac OS X Mail

To delete all mail from a certain sender automatically in Mac OS X Mail, set up a new message rule:

  • Select Mail | Preferences... from the menu in Mac OS X Mail.
  • Go to the Rules tab.
  • Click Add Rule.
  • Make the criterion read From Contains.
  • Insert the email address of the person you want to block.
  • From the actions, select Delete message.
  • Assign a Description to the new rule.
  • Close the dialog with OK.

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