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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.5
  • Total Downloads:
    10,887
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Update; $30.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    13.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.7.5
  • Made various accuracy improvements.
  • Fixed a problem where Apple Mail (running on pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.6) could freeze at launch if you had a rule involving address book groups.
  • Rewrote the Setting up a Spam Filtering Drone instructions.
  • Added Why does the Spam mailbox appear empty when there's a number beside it? to the frequently asked questions.
  • Updated the Automatically Deleting Old Spam Messages instructions to include Entourage.
  • The search fields are now scrollable.
  • The Apple Mail plug-in is better at detecting when SpamSieve's Dock icon is hidden.
  • Worked around a problem where Mail could crash if you had installed two copies of the SpamSieve plug-in at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause SpamSieve to freeze when applying a whitelist/blocklist rule involving certain regular expressions.
  • The crash reporter works better with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent SpamSieve from launching.
  • Updated the Dutch, Japanese, and Korean localizations.
General
Publisher C-Command Software
Publisher web site http://c-command.com
Release Date July 29, 2009
Date Added July 29, 2009
Version 2.7.5
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Apple Mail, Emailer, Eudora, Entourage, GyazMail, Mailsmith, Outlook Express, PowerMail, or Thunderbird
  • Download Information
    File Size 13.56MB
    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 10,887
    Downloads Last Week 9
    Pricing
    License Model Update
    Limitations 30 days
    Price $30
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