The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Reduce spam or get rid of unwanted mail!

A pretty cool function hidden in Mac OS Mail application is "Bounce". Basically, what it does is it resends the email to the sender and it looks like the message bounced back and the address doesn't exist. This can be useful to get off a mailling list that you're stuck in or simply for pretending you didn't receive a message you don't want. It can be added to the Mail toolbar by right-clicking on the toolbar and adding the "Bounce" icon to the toolbar. I tried it with both .Mac and GMail and it worked. Example:


Blogger Beckyjo said...

How did you apply bounce to gmail?

March 11, 2007 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger TallStar said...

Any way to use it in Entourage? I can't seem to add anything to the Entourage toolbar.

March 11, 2007 at 3:01 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

How do you apply bounce to gmail? i know someone else asked this but i cannot access it.

March 11, 2007 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

please reply to my previous comment, my email is

March 11, 2007 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

You have to be in the Mail app to use Bounce in gMail. It works the same way as with .Mac, you select the message and hit Bounce.


March 11, 2007 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

You can bounce any email you get from any email server (Yahoo, GMAIL, Hotmail etc.) from what I understand of it. Also, for the impatient/speedy (like myself), you can use the key combonation Cmd-Shift-B


March 11, 2007 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

I don't think this tip will really do much to reduce spam or get rid of unwanted email, About 98% of SPAM comes from bogus users and servers so bouncing will only result in a dead end bounce message that will never reach the spammer. The only thing bouncing a message might accomplish is reducing legitimate mail from strangers or giving the appearance to a legitimate server that you are bouncing a message. This might stop message traffic from a source like a newsgroup you signed up for and can't remember how to logon and quit, It really will do just about nothing to reduce the amount of spam you get.

March 12, 2007 at 3:27 AM  
Blogger fred said...

this is fantastic! It's cut my spam e-mail in half.
is there any way to print your screen?

March 20, 2007 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Palani said...

Good idea. thanks Email Spam Protection

June 3, 2010 at 3:51 AM  
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