Disable scripts from incoming mails in mail.app

in Mac Software edited January 2014
How can I disable the scripts of all incoming mails in mail.app? It's not in the prefs.


  • Reply 1 of 7
    Scripts? What are you talking about?

    If I e-mail myself an AppleScript, it doesn't automatically open and run when I receive it. Perhaps you are confusing Mail with Microsoft Outlook on Windows?
  • Reply 2 of 7
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    i mean *everything* that is more than a <img src> and <a href> in the html of the html formatted mails, and then 'read' or 'received' receipts etc. i have no idea of outlook because i never used it neither with win.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    You can turn off all non-text HTML in the Viewing pane of the Preferences.

    There's no way to selectively turn off *portions* of HTML.

    And I have to say I'm rather confused as to what you mean by receipts or scripts... do you mean that silly 'read confirmation' invisible HTML thing that some people use? That's just a normal href being accessed in most cases, and can't be distinguished from an object you may *want* to have active. :/

    I keep the HTML off at all times, myself. I get enough spam of questionable nature that sent back confirmation of receipt using this method that I now keep it off, use the Junk filter, and the *wonderful* 'Bounce to Sender' feature. My spam levels have dropped beautifully using these three.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    found ... as i tried the bounce thing .. my own email address results as not valid. nice. so i spam myself?

    [ 02-09-2003: Message edited by: Mulattabianca ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 7

    Explain this to us with an example, and be more specific...I don't think that we are understanding your question yet. Help us help YOU!
  • Reply 6 of 7
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    I tried the bounce for one of my own email addies to see how it works in practise. Results:

    "Returned mail: user unknown"

    "The original message was received at 2003-02-10 11:57:39 +0100

    from postoffice.com []

    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----


    -----Transcript of session follows -----

    ... while talking to postoffice.com.:

    RCPT To:&lt;myemail&gt;

    &lt;&lt;&lt; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: myemail

    550 &lt;myemail&gt;... User unknown

    Reporting-MTA: dns; postoffice.com

    Received-From-MTA: DNS; postoffice.com

    Arrival-Date: 2003-02-10 11:57:39 +0100

    Final-Recipient: RFC822; myemail

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.1.1

    Remote-MTA: DNS; postoffice.com

    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP;550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: myemail

    Last-Attempt-Date: 2003-02-10 11:57:39 +0100"

    &lt;myemail&gt;= my email addy.

    I guess it gives that fault for every address that is not mac.com or that is not the same as in the identified sender thing in mail. There is no way i'd use the address i use for identify/send stuff for all my outgoing email. So, i wonder how much i get bounced..
  • Reply 7 of 7
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Okay, now you've got me all confused.

    You sent mail from your email address A to your email address B.

    You then checked the B address, and bounced it back to A.

    This is the message that appeared at *A*, the sending account. The address B has been replaced by &lt;myemail&gt;.

    If so, this is *PRECISELY* what you want.

    This sends a message back to the spammer that "no such address exists" and they take you off of their list.

    [ 02-10-2003: Message edited by: Kickaha ]</p>
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