Icloud Mail Junk Filter Not Working - [SOLVED]

Icloud Mail Junk Filter Not Working

At times, your iCloud Mail junk filter might refuse to function. So, you will be getting many junk emails in your Inbox itself. This iCloud Mail Junk Filter Not Working problem will definitely be annoying and it will lead to a lot of other issues as well. So, you have to analyze the reason behind this issue and sort it out accordingly.

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Let us first see why the issue pops up. First, we have to understand why you get junk emails in the first place.

Following are the reasons why you might receive junk emails:

  • Step 1:The spammers (or the senders of junk emails) have certain apps that are capable of guessing common email addresses. Such addresses include the ones that use only the first name, the first initial and last name or any popular nickname. Such email addresses can easily be guessed and spammers take advantage of them and then send you junk emails.
  • Step 1:When you sign up for any type of service, that service might sell your email address to other similar services, which in turn, can send you junk or spam emails.
  • Step 1:You would have posted your email address on some public webpage. It might be copied by malicious people and used for sending you unsolicited emails.

Now, the junk emails that you receive because of the above causes must be filtered by your iCloud Mail junk filter. However, in many cases, the iCloud Mail junk filter not working issue happens and you end up getting these spam or junk emails in your Inbox.

iCloud makes use of trend analysis, dynamic lists, and other similar technologies to detect (automatically) and block junk emails before they reach your Inbox. You cannot completely stop receiving junk emails in your Inbox, that is, you cannot prevent junk emails from getting into your Inbox 100%. However, there are some simple methods to reduce the quantity of junk emails that you receive in your Inbox. Now, we shall see how to do the same and resolve the issue.

Avoid opening any email that you suspect to be junk:

If you open an email that looks like a junk email, it might alert spammers that the message they sent has been received and also opened from an active email account. This might lead to more junk or spam emails. Therefore, if you think that a particular email message is junk, please delete it before opening it. By doing this, you can avoid getting more junk emails from spammers. This is one way to fix the iCloud Mail junk filter not working problem.

Spammers utilize the email image-loading feature to decide whether your email account is active or not. To prevent the images from loading automatically, make use of the following steps:

  • Step 1: On your Mac computer, launch Mail.
  • Step 2: Go to Mail->Preferences.
  • Step 3: Click the Viewing tab. Then, deselect the checkbox next to the Load remote content in messages option.
  • Step 4: If you are inside iCloud Mail, go to the sidebar and then click on the Show Actions menu.
  • Step 5: Select the Preferences option.
  • Step 6: Click the General tab. Then, deselect the checkbox next to the Load images in HTML messages option.

Read on to know how you can rectify the iCloud Mail junk filter not working issue.

Make use of an iCloud email alias:

You can utilize an iCloud email alias to stop the junk emails from being sent to your primary iCloud email address. You can still use your primary iCloud email address to send emails to your family members and friends. However, you can make use of an email alias for buying products, for your online registrations, joining mailing lists, etc. This step will help you to easily monitor the sources of unnecessary email messages.

Now, you have seen yet another way to fix the problem.

Reporting junk emails:

The filtering of junk emails at the server level is just a small part of the entire solution. You also have the facility to report messages as junk emails in the Mail app and help filter junk email messages in iCloud. You will find that the future email messages from the same sender are all marked as junk.

You have now learned how to successfully resolve the iCloud Mail junk filter not working issue.

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