Useful Spam and Mail.app related Links
JunkMatcher and other tools for Mail.app:
announcing JunkMatcher at Mac OS X Hints.
Discussion forums and mailing lists
Mail.app plugs and suggestions
: this site has a comprehensive list of plugins that are designed for Mail.app. They also maintain a list of suggestions to improve Mail.app.
General links on email and spam:
A Plan for Spam
: Paul Graham's excellent article about spam and spam-filtering.
: Jeff Makey's very useful and up-to-date (updated almost every week) comparisons of many public-domain blacklists.
How ip4r (DNSBL-style) DNS lookups work
: this is for more technical-inclined readers - explaining how DNS-based "email blacklists" work.
Internet Privacy for Dummies
: good and easy-to-follow tutorials on spam and how to fight it.
List of All Known DNS-based Spam Databases
: a comprehensive and up-to-date list of free "email blacklists" services (
is just one of them).
MacDevCenter.com: Building Your Personal Anti-Spam Strategy
: offers some useful tips such as how to prevent spambots from harvesting your email address on your website.
Reading Email Headers
: very useful and comprehensive guide to email headers.
: a comprehensive site collecting various information about spam.
: one of the most authoritative spam reporting/email blacklists service.
Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail
by Joe Kissell: a comprehensive, accurate and very useful eBook about fighting spam with Apple Mail.app.
The Fight against Spam (part
): Excellent articles by François Joseph de Kermadec (especially written for Mac users) on
Why Am I Getting All This Spam? Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Research Six Month Report
: very comprehensive experiments done on the effect of posting/encoding/removing email addresses on/from public places (websites, newsgroups, etc.); statistics were collected over 6-month period.
Last updated on Sunday, April 23, 2006