JunkMatcher for Mac

JunkMatcher for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.14
  • Total Downloads:
    201
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 25, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

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3 stars

"Taking over the CPU"

December 24, 2006  |  By djstein_dotmac

 |  Version: Not Found

Summary

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I've been using JM for a while now, and thought tha it worked fine, although it's been filtering mail more slowly recently. Today when I tried to get my mail, it got hung up, and I noticed the CPU was taken over by Python. Not knowing what Python was, I checked here, and also on their website, and read up on Python, whitelists, etc. I uninstalled it and was able to retrieve mail once more. I'd be at loss without this site. I did reinstall it and it seems fine now. But to have this happen is not great.

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3 stars

"Not useful anymore"

November 21, 2006  |  By Sven7

 |  Version: Not Found

Summary

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Works great until your whitelist gets to more than ten to fiteen names in it, then slows your computer to a crawl by starting up a PYTHON routine that takes over your CPU. No longer supported and hasn't been updated to fix this bug in over a year. The solution is to edit your whitelist using textedit, but then you lose your whitelist! This used to begreat but I would not recommend it now, sadly.

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3 stars

"JunkMatcher works wonderfully"

July 16, 2006  |  By eubanks

 |  Version: Not Found

Summary

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I have been using JunkMatcher for more than a year. It continues to work very cleanly indeed. Commentary that the interface is somewhat complex is accurate, but I don't think there is really any need to play with it unless you like to play. That is, it will do its job even if you do nothing other than install it and use the mall.app junk/not-junk buttons and otherwise leave JunkMatcher alone.

I'm looking forward to Mr. Han, the developer, having time to play with this package again. The bug in the whitelist filesize needs attention (though a work-around is provided on the website, and it does indeed work) and it would be nice were this package able to run in intel-based macs.

I would recommend this package without hesitation to anyone who can take a little bit of time to read the documentation.

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4 stars

"JunkMatcher a great addon filtering system"

April 16, 2006  |  By MCrisci

 |  Version: Not Found

Summary

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I think this is a really great tool! Especially since it was FREE! I was also having problems with the Log file until I did a SPOTLIGHT search, deleted all files associated w/ JunkMatcher, and did a ReInstall. Worked perfectly, and the Spambayes filter showed up, too. It was "missing" when I tried to install the first time.
You really need to go to their website and TRY to absorb how the filters work (Lots of "techie" stuff). I basically use spambayes because, by itself and with AppleMail's filter system, it does a great job. Sometime too aggressive - just retrain it not to be so aggressive!

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5 stars

"Excellent program"

February 13, 2006  |  By corymac--2008

 |  Version: Not Found

Summary

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Although the usage instructions are a bit unclear and the interface seems overly complex for the average user, this program works as advertised and is quite powerful, especially considering it's freeware. I have tried and trained the native SPAM filters in both Thunderbird (1.5) and Apple Mail (1.3.1), but neither did a very good job of filtering out my SPAM. As soon as I installed JunkMatcher into Apple Mail, however, it begain catching ALL of my SPAM, even the hard-to-catch stuff that Mail could not catch. I was ready to purchase SpamSieve when I came across this gem. The developers should be applauded for coming up with such a fine piece of software that works as intended. Keep up the good work!

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1 stars

"logfile is always empty"

February 02, 2006  |  By paschion

 |  Version: Not Found

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also not very usable the whole thing

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1 stars

"does not work with 10.4.3"

November 10, 2005  |  By paschion

 |  Version: Not Found

Summary

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I could not get it work with 10.4.3.
The log file always is emty and if you try to open one mail in Junkmatcher it will crash. Always. I tried to install and uninstall the aplication a couple of times...
The "manual" is not worth to mention.
o.k. it is free but it does not work on my computer.

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5 stars

"Excellent"

August 03, 2005  |  By redmondol

 |  Version: JunkMatcher 1.5.8

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Indispensable component for Apple Mail. Works great.

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5 stars

"Superb!"

May 18, 2005  |  By Thing9

 |  Version: JunkMatcher 1.5.3

Summary

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Fantastic and very capable piece of software. Easy to use for a novice, but if desired an expert can really go to town with it!

Have to say for a piece of freeware this beats many commercial programs into a *censored*ed hat. Can't see a single reason to pay for a spam catcher when this is available. Except, as soon as I can, I'll donate to this fella - he deserves it.

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5 stars

"v1.5 - Much faster, more stable and better..."

March 21, 2005  |  By P356

 |  Version: JunkMatcher 1.5.0

Summary

...integration
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Great app and as I said in the title, the new 1.5 version is even better. However the only think I miss in this version is the ability to report spam to spamcop. Even so it still manages to catch those spam that my sever misses. Great!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.14
  1. Reengineering JM into a Mail bundle plugin: now the installer installs JunkMatcher.mailbundle in your ~/Library/Mail/Bundles folder.
    1. Your ~/Library/Scripts/junkMatcher folder now only has junkMatcher.scpt (and possibly a backed up Pattern Package .jpp file) - no fluff to slow down/clutter your Scripts menu now. If you want you can even move these to another place as long as your JunkMatcher rule in Mail can find junkMatcher.scpt.
    2. The back-end now starts/shuts down/acts on messages by instructions from the mail bundle plugin (implemented in Cocoa/Obj-C). In addition to improved reliability, this should also speed up the matching process too.
    3. For users who set up cron jobs to run checkSites.py script: Make sure you update the path to the script. Look here: Contents/Resources/junkMatcher under JunkMatcher.mailbundle in your ~/Library/Mail/Bundles.
  2. Spammers like to hide stuff in vacuous tags (please read Case 9 of Pathological Study of Junk Mails if you don't know what "vacuous tags" are): e.g., randomly generated URLs inside , which doesn't show anything in Mail, and these sites are either non-existent, or they have nothing to do with the shenanigans. To defeat this, vacuous tags are now removed from HTML-based emails before matching.
  3. Corollary I of 1: added a new property "HTML has at least n vacuous tags" (n adjustable). Corollary II of 1: the "vacuous tags" pattern in the Body section is no longer necessary and is now removed.
  4. JM now recognizes HTML marquee tag (pattern added to match it).
  5. Bad site collection: now recognizes more MSN/Yahoo redirect tricks.
  6. Back-end simplification due to the new bundle integration with Mail; source code package also streamlined.
  7. Bug fix (JMC): When reporting certain junk mails part of the raw source "overflows" outside of the text area window in the browser.
  8. Bug fix (JMC): When importing/exporting patterns, with the import/export panel in the front, pulling down any menu and then hitting Cancel will render most of the menu items disabled even when the panel is dismissed.
General
Publisher Benjamin Han
Publisher web site http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~benhdj
Release Date April 25, 2004
Date Added April 25, 2004
Version 1.14
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Dial-up Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
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    Total Downloads 201
    Downloads Last Week 2
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