Rapakiwi Posted July 10, 2008 Share Posted July 10, 2008 Here are the very simple instructions on SpamCop for copying & pasting spam using Apple Mail on a Mac. How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email? : http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html These instructions, however, assume your spam labeled 'Junk' by Apple, usually deposited (when you choose) in a folder created by Apple Mail, named Junk. No images are displayed from mail labeled Junk. This is the usual way of setting up a new Apple Mail account. One has all mail placed in the 'Inbox', but labeled Junk, unless the sender is in your address book or is a previous recipient. If you click the 'Not Junk' button, further mail from that person won't be labeled Junk. Not everyone does this. In this case, step one above, 'Select a spam message', could prove hazardous to your computer's health. Apple lets you mark a letter in your Inbox as Junk before or even without opening it. Note that, if you have your Junk mail moved to a Junk folder that Apple creates for you, marking a letter in your Inbox as Junk (spam) will move it and open the letter above it for view. If this, too, is spam, you can be surprised. Here are some long-winded suggestions on how safely to report spam in Apple Mail to SpamCop. (Start with the latest message.) 1. If the spam message is not already labeled 'Junk', DON'T select it. Selecting the letter will normally open it. Opening (viewing) the letter may log you into a website that legally collects information about your browser and installs tracking cookies. If you have activated 'java scri_pt', 'Java', or 'Plug-ins' in your browser, code for these will be executed automatically, and may exploit a vulnerability to install malware or extract personal information directly. 2. Mark all spam as 'Junk'. If this moves it from your Inbox to your 'Junk' folder, start with the latest spam. Do this by first pressing the key labeled 'Control', then selecting the message. A small menu will pop-up. You may now remove your finger from the Control key. From the menu, select 'Mark', then 'As Junk Mail'. The unopened letter may immediately be moved to your 'Junk' folder. (See Preferences.) 3. View your letter in your junk folder. Here, only images the do not log you into a website will be visible. However, these images may log you in if you select them. (If you wish to check, choose View > Message > Plain Text Alternative. If the image hides a hyperlink, you will see it here.) Note, however, that 'java scri_pt', 'Java', and browser 'Plug-ins' will still run. Keep these patched and activate only those you need. Browser plug-ins that did not come with your computer will not be patched by Apple's 'Software Update' alone. 4. To help you check that this is spam, you can let your pointer linger over links. Unless you are viewing the genuine hyperlink, a little yellow box will appear with the genuine one displayed. Further, View > Customize Toolbar ... will let you place an icon (above the date column) that will toggle the full display of the letter's envelope. (The lowermost non-forged line normally contains the ip address of the sender.) 5. View your spam in a new windows by clicking twice on the line listing your letters (once to select it, again to open it in a new window). Choose View > Message > Raw Source, then Edit > Select All, then Edit > Copy. 6. After registering, open http://members.spamcop.net/ paste your spam in the window, and follow the instructions. 7. Forwarding letters using Apple Mail will strip the letter of all information usable to SpamCop or other reporting agency. There are other browsers & mailers, such as Firefox & Thunderbird. Transform you Mac into a spam Reporting Machine http://www.cybertopcops.com/tips_tricks-sp...orting-tips.php Rapakiwi Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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