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Spam and phishing emails are still the #1 way individuals and businesses are compromised. With a little effort you can significantly lower your risk.
Spam (unwanted email) is not only an annoyance, it is the primary way in which business and individuals are compromised through phishing emails. While businesses often have sophisticated anti-spam and phishing systems in place to deal with this problem, individuals are usually left to fend for themselves, having to depend on whatever spam protections are available from their email account provider.
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To help with this problem, I developed the following application to help individuals better protect themselves. This scripted application assumes that: 1) you are using an Apple computer, 2) you are using Apple Mail as your primary mail client, and 3) you are looking to protect your Apple email account (iCloud.com).
This application is an add on to the excellent spam filter application, SpamSieve, for Apple computers. While SpamSieve alone does a great job in protecting you from spam, the AppleScript application I have developed makes it even easier and more powerful to use.
Why do I say this? Because it combines the remote training capabilities and the server spam processing of two existing SpamSieve scripts into one, with an automated workflow to delete the most obvious spam. The more you use this and train SpamSieve by identifying spam, the better SpamSieve gets at auto-deleting it so you never have to deal with it!
NOTE! I rate the technical skill to implement this as Intermediate-High. The technical skill to implement SpamSieve alone is Intermediate. If you are not technically adept I don’t recommend trying this enhancement.
If you are still interested, the installation and use instructions are all detailed at the Auto-Spaminator Github repository, where you can download the script to compile on your computer (it’s AppleScript so all you need is already on your (Apple) computer). Enjoy!