SpamSieve for Mac

SpamSieve for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 146 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    7,435
  • Date Added:
    September 04, 2012
  • File Size:
    14.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    135
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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SpamSieve is a powerful, popular spam-filtering app that can help you greatly reduce unwanted e-mails in Mail, Entourage, MailForge, Outlook 2011, and other e-mail clients. Because SpamSieve uses Bayesian filtering (a process that looks at the statistical probability of every word in an e-mail) and you train it using your own e-mail, the app actually becomes more effective over time. It learns not just how to better identify ever-changing spam but also how to zero in on the peculiarities of your own legitimate e-mail (whether that's using the names of your family members or your friends' frequent and obscure references to the "Halo" backstory).

SpamSieve integrates directly with your e-mail client, which is especially helpful if you use multiple clients or need to move from one client to another. You train SpamSieve using easy "Train as Good" and "Train as Spam" commands (from the menu bar, or with a keyboard shortcut, much like Mail's "Mark as Junk"), although when you initially set up the app, you'll need to make several changes manually in your client's preferences. Fortunately, SpamSieve has a clear and extensive manual, which even includes instruction on how you can use SpamSieve to help filter spam on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. For SpamSieve to be effective at first, you also have to spend a few minutes training it by hand with 100 or more messages. Combined with SpamSieve's price tag, this might be too much involvement for casual users, but for anyone who deals with a lot of spam despite their client and ISP's built-in filtering, it can be time and money well-spent.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "This spam filter really works"

    September 21, 2013   |   By kdanti

    Version: SpamSieve 2.9.8

    Pros

    Once trained spam email that makes to my inbox is very infrequent. Much better than all other spam filters I use. This included spam assassin and apple mail spam filter. It's really nice to have a spam free inbox. Something I haven't had since the invention of spam.

    Cons

    The $30 cost for a spam filter seems high. If this was a lifetime subscription it might be more acceptable. This cost may make me live with the poorer filters that cost me nothing.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.9.4
    • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve's filtering accuracy.
    • Revised and expanded the Frequently Asked Questions to make it easier for people to find, fix, and report problems.
    • Fixed a problem where SpamSieve could crash when processing messages from Apple Mail on OS X 10.8, particularly after the Mac had awakened from sleep.
    • Worked around an issue on OS X 10.8 that could cause training SpamSieve from Apple Mail to be very slow.
    • The Train as Good command in Outlook will now move messages from the trash back to the inbox.
    • Made various updates to the manual for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, for example clarifying that SpamSieve works (via Apple Mail) during a Power Nap.
    • Worked around a problem where Apple Mail couldn't communicate with SpamSieve if the /etc/hosts file was damaged.
    • Improved the error reporting when SpamSieve detects that one of its files is damaged.
    • Added defensive coding to try to track down a notification icon problem when running in French.
    • You can now set the MJTSoundLoadFromApps default to false if you want to prevent SpamSieve from looking for notification sounds installed by other applications, e.g. to prevent mounting an encrypted Microsoft User Data folder.
    • Fixed a bug handling errors if a software update failed; if it succeeded, the .dmg file is now deleted to reduce clutter.
    • After purchasing, SpamSieve used to show your user image to indicate that it had been successfully personalized. It now shows a generic checkmark to avoid prompting you for Contacts access on OS X 10.8.
    • Added an icon for the crash reporter, since it's now displayed under OS X 10.8.
    • Fixed a bug where Apple Mail on Mac OS X 10.5 would log (harmless) errors about _NSAutoreleaseNoPool.
    • Fixed a bug where the Apple Mail plug-in sometimes logged confusing error messages about not being able to launch SpamSieve even though it was already launched.
    • Fixed a bug where the Apple Mail plug-in reported the wrong installation path in an error message when running on OS X 10.8.
    General
    Publisher C-Command Software
    Publisher web site http://c-command.com
    Release Date September 04, 2012
    Date Added September 04, 2012
    Version 2.9.4
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory E-mail Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
    Additional Requirements
  • Apple Mail, Emailer, Eudora, Entourage, GyazMail, Mailsmith, Outlook Express, PowerMail, or Thunderbird
  • Download Information
    File Size 14.12MB
    File Name SpamSieve-2.9.17.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 7,435
    Downloads Last Week 135
    Pricing
    License Model Update
    Limitations 30 days
    Price $30

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