I, probably like you, receive several dozen email messages a day in my Apple Mail application that I really don’t want to receive / deal with. Call them Junk or Spam but they occur; there are 1,000’s more that are blocked and doesn’t reach me. Thank heavens.
And yes I am now starting to be hit with unwanted text messages on my cellular phone. This message does NOT address this newer problem
I use two tools to address these intrusions. The primary is the included JUNK folder in Mail that Apple’s mail server sends on to me because the messages MIGHT be not junk. This will be commented upon later
The second is an App (Spam Sieve from C-Command software https://c-command.com/spamsieve/) that checks all incoming messages and finds the few that Apple’s server software missed. Great product as it lets me train the software as to what is Spam or not Spam. (I wish they were available for the telephone calls I get)
But back to the Apple Mail Server and its putting messages into the Junk folder. Occasionally this Junk folder ends up with a message that it marked as Junk but I don’t think is Junk. Several versions ago the mailbox offered a “Not Junk” button to “train” the AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithm. Currently there is NO “Not Junk” button in the Junk message window. The training method is to “maybe” click on Move to Inbox button.
Incidentally the most recent explosion of messages tagged wrong was a set where the Subject included the name of an “Apple Mail” alternate application. Tomorrow’s article in WSJournal about Amazon bias on searches just reinforces the fact that Big Tech cheats?
Thanks to dialogue with TidBITs.com I now have a “Not Junk” button to click on. Maybe the result is the same as “move to Inbox” but I feel better about a “Not Junk” click
How to get a “not Junk” button
In Mail use View / Customize Toolbar to add the “Junk” icon to your toolbar if not there already
That is all
When you select a message that is NOT flagged as (Junk or Spam) the toolbar will show “Junk” as a marking option
If you select a message that is flagged as (Junk or Spam) the toolbar will show “Not Junk” as a marking option