SpamSieve for Mac User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

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    November 17, 2010  |   By jimbimbom

    Version: SpamSieve 2.8.4

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

    Doesn't seem to work with 10.6.5

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Just excellent!"

    October 24, 2010  |   By Frédéric Marin

    Version: SpamSieve 2.8.4

    Pros

    Just excellent!

    Cons

    None......

    Summary

    I was wondering what's the difference between the Mail spam function and SpamSieve... After one year or so, I know: SpamSieve learns efficiently from the emails, and is incredibly reliable, esp when you face > 100 emails a day. And the support is there. Congratulations to the staff!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ease of use, and very effective."

    September 9, 2010  |   By Wade Fox

    Version: SpamSieve 2.8.3

    Pros

    Works well in conjunction with Apple Mail, and several other mail programs. Would not be without it.

    Cons

    Have had no problems with either version 2.8.3, or any of the previous versions I have used over the years. Safe and effective.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works great"

    July 10, 2010  |   By pikal99

    Version: SpamSieve 2.8.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I am very impressed. I've had been getting so much spam it wasn't manageable. Now I with Spam Sieve it's nearly all gone. My productivity is certainly going to increase since I don't have to pour through all that junk mail.

    I agree with other reviewers It's certainly a bit nuts how much manual set-up there is to get it going. Although, like I said above, it's well worth it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Almost Magic"

    July 9, 2010  |   By mixietop

    Version: SpamSieve 2.8.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    For some reason, who knows what, I couldn't get SS to "work" for me. That's with a MBPro, 10.6.4. I finally took it off and for a couple of months I used Mail's "Junk" method. Some days it was OK, other days...

    Earlier this week I went through the entire SS procedure again with Mail and this is amazing. So far it's been perfect. What a relief!

    The message is, persevere. This is too great to not have it working for you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is "the" Mac spam filtering application to have"

    April 1, 2010  |   By Felix01

    Version: SpamSieve 2.8.1

    Pros

    Speed
    Accuracy
    Superb customer service by the developer
    Good manual/help files if set-up assistance is needed

    Cons

    Maybe a bit pricey...but SpamSieve has no peer if you're serious about solving your spam problems.

    Summary

    It's the best spam filtering application available for the Mac, period. Once properly "trained," SpamSieve is virtually 100% accurate at ferreting out the stuff you have no desire to read.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Effective and easily "trained""

    December 2, 2009  |   By Telemark--2008

    Version: SpamSieve 2.7.7

    Pros

    Effective in identifying email I have defined to be Spam

    Cons

    I have no negative comments about my experience with this software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant Software; Makes E-Mail Spam a..."

    July 29, 2009  |   By dgkanter

    Version: SpamSieve 2.7.5

    Summary

    ...Insignifica
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I had long ago tried other Spam-filtering options--but never wanting to abdicate that to ISP-offered, server-based, solutions where I couldn't locally see just what was going on--but once I found SpamSieve, I was "hooked". After the simple training process--which is clearly described--it just worked!

    Bottom Line: A far better than 99% accuracy in handling Spam for me and an absolute bargain at the price. (I hope that RTM32 takes advantage of the technical support offered by the developer in their reply to RTM32's 1-star rating. I have to believe there's something basically wrong in how RTM32 is using SpamSieve.)

    For what it's worth, some statistics for me for this year to date are that I received 7,772 messages of which 46% were identified by SpamSieve as Junk. (I'm sure others have been besieged by a far higher percentage.) Of those identified as Junk, there were only 13 messages that were false positives--and once I identified them to SpamSieve is "Not Junk", following examples of them were put directly into my Inbox. On the other side of the matter, only 50 messages that I considered Junk weren't, initially, so identified by SpamSieve--and once I told SpamSieve they were "Junk", their successor e-mails went directly to my Junk. As this posting's title says: Brilliant!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "TEN STARS!!!"

    January 26, 2009  |   By Steve Frawley

    Version: SpamSieve 2.7.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Best money I ever spent! Regular upgrades to stop villains. Fantastic speedy support. Free updates. Emails you whenever there is an upgrade.

    When you have it, you will wonder how you ever survived doing email without it!

    Thank you Michael!

    Not Affiliated.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent software"

    October 29, 2008  |   By rskinner

    Version: SpamSieve 2.7.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    SpamSieve works exceptionally well and is trouble-free. I run Spamassassin on my server, but about 10% gets through to my local computer. Spamsieve takes care of these tough cases with about 98% accuracy. No other Mac software of this genre can come close.

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