SpamSieve

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 2.9.18 | Release Date: 2014-11-17 | Download
  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.10.1. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.18 before updating to Mac OS X 10.10.1. (To prevent Mac OS X from updating itself without asking you, go to the App Store section of System Preferences and make sure that Install OS X updates is unchecked.) In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Added preliminary support for Microsoft Outlook 15.3 (part of Office 365). This is described in the Setting Up Outlook 15 section of the manual.
  • Added the following sections to the manual:
    • Setting Up Outlook 15
    • Checking the Outlook 15 Setup
    • What can I do if Apple Mail is crashing?
  • Improved the following sections of the manual (among others):
    • Setting Up Airmail
    • Setting Up GyazMail
    • Setting Up MailMate
    • Why does SpamSieve always need an update when Mac OS X is updated?
  • The Apple Mail - Discard Spam script is faster and more reliable for large mailboxes.
  • Improved the error reporting when writing to the log file and the disk is full.
  • SpamSieve is better able to recover from incorrect launch agent file ownership.
  • The Quit when mail client quits feature now works with Airmail 2.
  • The Blocklist and Whitelist windows now display the number of rules using commas if there are more than 1,000.
  • The Purchase… window now accepts serial numbers copied and pasted from a PDF of an order confirmation, after the browser has transliterated the dashes.
  • Updated the toolbar icons for Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Updated the disk image icon for Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could cause SpamSieve to freeze at launch.
  • Worked around a string encoding conversion bug in Mac OS X 10.10.
  • The crash reporter now reports more information if it couldn’t find any matching crash log files.
Version 2.9.17 | Release Date: 2014-10-16 | Download
  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.17 before updating to Mac OS X 10.10. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Added the following sections to the manual:
    • Does SpamSieve stop Web bugs?
    • Why do good messages move to the wrong inbox when trained in Apple Mail?
    • Why does a message disappear or go back to the spam mailbox after I train it as good?
    • Does SpamSieve prevent me from receiving messages?
    • Can other Apple Mail plug-ins cause problems with SpamSieve?
  • Improved the following sections of the manual (among others):
    • Correct All Mistakes
    • How should I configure the junk filter on my mail server?
    • iPhone Spam Filtering
    • Show Whitelist
    • Updating From a Previous Version
  • Updating OS versions is smoother since SpamSieve is better at finding disabled copies of its Apple Mail plug-in.
  • Worked around a change in Mac OS X that could cause the Quit when mail client quits feature to not work when running in Japanese.
  • Improved the crash reporter’s error reporting.
  • Improved debug logging for the Apple Mail training scripts.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve could crash if there was an error writing to its log file.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve would, in rare cases, try to change the ownership of a temporary folder unnecessarily.
  • We need help keeping SpamSieve’s Japanese localization up-to-date. Please contact spamsieve@c-command.com if you’re interested.
Version 2.9.16 | Release Date: 2014-09-18 | Download
  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.9.5. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.16 before updating to Mac OS X 10.9.5. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Updated the Outlook and Entourage scripts for compatibility with the upcoming Mac OS X 10.0. If you’re using one of those mail clients, you should update the scripts by choosing Install Outlook Scripts or Install Entourage Scripts from the SpamSieve menu.
  • Updated the Apple Mail - Discard Spam, Apple Mail - Move If Spam, Apple Mail - Remote Training, Apple Mail - Save Spam, and PowerMail - Uncertain Spam Condition scripts to work around a bug in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.10. If you are using these scripts, you will need to download and install fresh copies of them.
  • Updated the Apple Mail - Remote Training, Apple Mail - SaneBox, and Apple Mail - Server Junk Mailbox scripts to work around a problem with duplicate messages created from deleted messages that Mail had not expunged. If you are using these scripts, you will need to download and install fresh copies of them.
  • Added a new method of hiding SpamSieve’s Dock icon that doesn’t require editing the Info.plist file. For more information, see the How can I hide SpamSieve’s Dock icon? section of the manual.
  • Added the Faster Apple Mail Training, Why don’t I see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu?, and Recommended Apple Mail Customizations (Mac OS X 10.8 and Earlier) sections of the manual.
  • Improved the Automatically Deleting Old Spam Messages, Changing the Name of the Spam Mailbox sections, Show Blocklist, Show Whitelist, Requirements, Correct All Mistakes, Separate Spam Mailboxes for Each Account, Use Mac OS X Address Book, Redirecting Good Messages to Another Account, Apple Mail Customization, How should I configure the junk filter on my mail server?, Updating From a Previous Version, and Uninstalling SpamSieve sections of the manual.
  • SpamSieve is better at repairing folder ownership and permissions.
  • SpamSieve is better able to recover from errors when creating temporary folders.
  • Made lots of code modernizations.
  • By default, training a message as good in Apple Mail no longer clears its colored flags. This can be adjusted using the AppleMailTrainGoodClearFlags option in the esoteric preferences.
  • Esoteric preferences links are now directly clickable in the Apple Help and PDF manual.
  • Worked around a problem where Apple Mail could hang at launch if MailTags was installed.
  • Removed spurious warnings about extra Apple Mail preferences files.
  • Improved error reporting when SpamSieve can’t connect to the update server.
  • Removed the Option-key workaround to have SpamSieve try to update the Apple Mail plug-in’s Info.plist file (based on installed version of Mail) because it’s no longer effective.
  • Fixed a bug reporting an error from running a compiled AppleScript.
  • Improved the crash reporter.
  • Fixed a crash when reporting file errors.
  • We need help keeping SpamSieve’s Japanese localization up-to-date. Please contact spamsieve@c-command.com if you’re interested.
Version 2.9.15 | Release Date: 2014-06-30 | Download
  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.9.4. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.15 before updating to Mac OS X 10.9.4. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • SpamSieve now requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. Versions of SpamSieve for Mac OS X 10.5 and earlier are available.
  • Modernized lots of code and removed old code that’s no longer needed for compatibility with legacy OS versions.
  • Made changes so that SpamSieve launches faster, especially when cfprefsd is slow to respond.
  • Added the Why are messages marked as spam in Apple Mail but not moved? section to the manual.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Install Outlook Scripts command to fail if Parallels Desktop was installed and its stub application for the Windows version of Outlook was enabled.
  • The Apple Mail - SaneBox script now reports errors to Console (since Mail was suppressing them) and no longer times out for very large mailboxes.
  • The Software Update… feature is better at explaining what you can do if installation fails.
  • Adjusted the way the Purchase… window displays the remaining demo time to try to make it clearer.
  • Improved the reporting of file permissions errors and damaged sound files.
  • Improved the handling of localized strings when the application is damaged.
  • Fixed a bug where the release notes in the Software Update… window were shown in the wrong font.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve would auto-train even if you had unchecked all of the filters.
  • Updated the Dutch, Japanese, and Spanish localizations.
  • If you would like to help keep SpamSieve’s Japanese localization up-to-date, please contact spamsieve@c-command.com.
Version 2.9.14 | Release Date: 2014-05-15 | Download
  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.9.3. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.14 before updating to Mac OS X 10.9.3. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Added the Does SpamSieve protect me from viruses? and Why does SpamSieve always need an update when Mac OS X is updated? sections to the manual.
  • Improved the Spam Message Colors in Apple Mail, Correct All Mistakes, Sending in the SpamSieve Log File, Using a Spam Mailbox on the Server, Why does the “Junk” mailbox appear in Apple Mail?, and Checking the Mailsmith Setup sections of the manual, as well as various instructional alerts and error messages.
  • The Import Addresses… command no longer has a file size limit.
  • SpamSieve no longer prompts to access the system contacts database if you have Use Mac OS X Address Book unchecked.
  • Made some changes to make SpamSieve launch faster, especially when cfprefsd is slow to respond.
  • Rewrote the Apple Mail - Discard Spam script to not rely on GUI scripting and to avoid deleting messages that were already in the trash.
  • The Setting Up Postbox command works better with pre-release versions of Postbox.
  • SpamSieve now checks the permissions on more of Apple Mail’s folders.
  • If an error occurs during Install Outlook Scripts, SpamSieve will now try to determine whether this was because Microsoft Outlook was not installed properly.
  • If your copy of Apple Mail is damaged, SpamSieve will now report this, but it will still let you install the plug-in.
  • The training commands in Apple Mail work better with localized mailbox names.
  • Added more logging for the Outlook Train as Good command.
  • The images in the PDF manual and Apple Help are now Retina-resolution.
  • Adjusted the font sizes in the PDF manual.
Version 2.9.13 | Release Date: 2014-02-25 | Download
  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.9.2. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.13 before updating to Mac OS X 10.9.2. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • On Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple Mail is slower at moving messages to the Spam mailbox when you choose SpamSieve - Train as Spam and the inbox when you choose SpamSieve - Train as Good. This version of SpamSieve includes some changes to speed this up. It also includes workarounds to move messages faster by using GUI scripting instead of regular AppleScript. To enable the workarounds, please see the AppleMailTrainSpamGUIScripting and AppleMailTrainGoodGUIScripting options in the Esoteric Preferences section of the manual.
  • Documented the AppleMailPlugInSetIsJunk esoteric preference, as it can be used to speed up filtering on Mac OS X 10.9.
  • Improved the Setting Up Airmail section of the manual to recommend not deleting messages from the Spam mailbox when using Airmail 1.3.1 (223).
  • Added the Why does the “Junk” mailbox appear in Apple Mail? section to the manual.
  • Improved the Setting Up a MailMate Drone and iPhone Spam Filtering sections of the manual.
  • The AppleMailTrainSpamGUIScripting esoteric preference now works if you’ve selected the trash as your mailbox for trained spam messages.
  • Optimized and fixed a possible Apple Mail crash when using the Setting Up an Apple Mail Drone configuration.
  • SpamSieve is now able to log more diagnostic information to help track down problems with Apple Mail.
  • When a Mac OS X update disables SpamSieve’s Apple Mail plug-in, and your Mac is running in a language other than English, SpamSieve is better able to detect this and auto-reinstall the plug-in.
  • SpamSieve now cleans up empty folders of disabled Apple Mail bundles.
  • When training messages from Microsoft Outlook, SpamSieve now logs errors to the Console. You can also enable extended error logging via the OutlookScriptDebug default.
Version 2.9.12 | Release Date: 2013-12-16 | Download
  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.9.1. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.12 before updating to Mac OS X 10.9.1. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox
  • On Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple Mail is slower at moving messages to the Spam mailbox when you choose SpamSieve - Train as Spam. SpamSieve includes a workaround to move messages faster by using GUI scripting instead of regular AppleScript. To enable the workaround, please see the AppleMailTrainSpamGUIScripting option in the Esoteric Preferences section of the manual.
  • Versions 1.2.1 and later of the Airmail e-mail client include support for SpamSieve. The Setting Up Airmail section of the manual describes how to use SpamSieve with Airmail.
  • It is now possible to set up a spam filtering drone using the MailMate e-mail client. This is described in the Setting Up a MailMate Drone section of the manual.
  • The Flash PowerMate feature is now compatible with (and requires) version 3.0 of the Griffin PowerMate software.
  • You can now hold down the Option key when you click Check Now in the Software Update… window to always download the latest version, even if your version is already up-to-date. This is an easy way to download and re-install a fresh copy of SpamSieve if yours is damaged.
  • Added the AppleMailTrainGoodClearFlags esoteric preference, for people who use colored flags on their spam messages for purposes other than indicating the spam level.
  • If Microsoft Outlook is not able to retrieve a message’s source, SpamSieve will now log the message’s subject to Console.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause a crash when SpamSieve was processing certain types of multi-part e-mail messages.
  • Improved various error messages.
  • Tried to work around a crash by disabling JavaScript in the release notes view.
Version 2.9.11 | Release Date: 2013-11-07 | Download
  • Works with the Mail Update for Mavericks 1.0.
  • Added a workaround for some rare cases where SpamSieve’s commands were not showing in Apple Mail’s Message menu.
  • Updated the Apple Mail - Discard Spam script.
  • Added some defensive coding to protect against a bug in _NSDispatchData that could cause a crash on Mavericks.
  • Made various updates and improvements to the manual.
Version 2.9.10 | Release Date: 2013-10-22 | Download
  • SpamSieve is now compatible with the updated GM build of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It is recommended that you update to SpamSieve 2.9.10 before installing Mavericks. If you’ve updated to Mavericks first, and you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu.
  • The How can I hide SpamSieve’s Dock icon? section of the manual has been updated for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Improved various other parts of the manual and Read Me.
  • Tried to work around a problem where the Outlook installer received an error from the system when the Mac was running in French.
Version 2.9.9 | Release Date: 2013-10-07 | Download
  • SpamSieve is now compatible with the GM build of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It is recommended that you update to SpamSieve 2.9.9 before installing Mavericks. If you’ve updated to Mavericks first, and you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2011’s notification sounds are now available in SpamSieve’s Notification preferences.
  • Added the Apple Mail - Server Junk Mailbox script. When it’s not possible to turn off a server-side junk filter (e.g. iCloud’s), this lets SpamSieve save you from mistakes that the server junk filter made by moving any messages that SpamSieve thinks are good back to the inbox. It will also consolidate the spam messages from all the accounts into a single spam mailbox (the same one where SpamSieve is already putting your spam).
  • Can now repair the ownership and permissions of the SpamSieve and Apple Mail preferences files if needed. This fixes problems where SpamSieve would lose its registration information or Apple Mail wouldn’t show the SpamSieve menu commands.
  • Fixed some problems where the Open Window command in Apple Mail was not available or did not always open the specified window.
Version 2.9.8 | Release Date: 2013-09-12 | Download
  • SpamSieve is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.8.5.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • The Train as Good command in Apple Mail now considers the message’s CC recipients when determining the proper account inbox.
  • The installer is better at working around incorrect Apple Mail folder permissions.
  • Improved the Why is SpamSieve not catching my spam?, Open Log, Setting Up Outlook, SpamSieve and Multiple Macs, and various other sections of the manual.
  • The AppleScript for Setting Up a Spam Filtering Drone runs faster now.
  • Automatic software updates no longer fail if Hazel is set to move files in the Downloads folder.
  • The Help menu now includes direct links to important sections of the manual.
  • Removed unused code from the Apple Mail plug-in.
Version 2.9.7 | Release Date: 2013-05-01 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • SpamSieve no longer links against AppleScriptKit. This removes some GUI scripting functionality (which is now largely available by other means) but works around an OS bug that could prevent SpamSieve from launching.
  • Worked around a bug in Apple Mail’s iCloud rule syncing.
  • SpamSieve is better at moving trained messages when Outlook has lost track of the special Junk E-mail folder.
  • Fixed a problem where Apple Mail couldn’t communicate with SpamSieve when the file permissions were incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve couldn’t load any addresses from Outlook if it reported an error while getting the e-mail address of a contact.
  • Fixed a bug editing counts in the Corpus window (due to suspected 64-bit OS bug).
  • Added more checks that the folders SpamSieve relies upon have the proper permissions.
  • Improved error reporting for Apple Mail, Growl, and more.
  • Improved handling of file permissions errors.
  • The Apple Mail drone script now sets the junk status.
  • Wrote a script that allows SpamSieve to filter messages (in Apple Mail) that have been organized by SaneBox.
  • Improved the Japanese localization.
  • SpamSieve now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
Version 2.9.6 | Release Date: 2012-12-19 | Download
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.8.2 that could cause spam operations in Postbox to be very slow. If you’re using Postbox, you can update your SpamSieve plug-in by following steps 1 through 6 in the Setting Up Postbox section of the manual.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • SpamSieve now understands that @icloud.com, @me.com, and @mac.com are equivalent, so it’s better that finding the proper inbox in Apple Mail when you train a message as good. (For non-Apple IMAP and POP mail accounts, you can define aliases manually, as before. Go to the Accounts tab of Mail’s preferences and enter all the addresses—separated by commas—in the Email Address field.)
  • Customers have reported that Sync Services does not work reliably on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Thus, rather than having Outlook use Sync Services to sync its contacts with the system address book, SpamSieve now offers a feature to load the Outlook address book directly. (This ensures that SpamSieve doesn’t mark messages from people in your address book as spam.) Outlook users are encouraged to make sure that Use Entourage/Outlook address book is checked in SpamSieve’s preferences and to click the Load button. For more information, see the Use Entourage/Outlook address book section of the manual.
  • SpamSieve is now better able to handle invalid data received from a mail program.
  • When Using a Spam Mailbox on the Server, SpamSieve is better at handling errors from Mail that could cause a trained spam message to go to the local spam mailbox instead.
  • Training a message as good in Apple Mail now removes any flags, in case you were using Spam Message Colors in Apple Mail.
  • Added How should I configure the junk filter on my mail server? to the FAQ.
  • The Automatically Deleting Old Spam Messages section of the manual now includes instructions for Outlook.
  • Worked around various file permissions problems that could prevent training in Apple Mail from working.
  • Worked around a bug in Migration Assistant that could prevent SpamSieve from working properly with Apple Mail.
  • The plug-in and scripts installers are better able to handle non-standard folder structures.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve was unable to see the contents of certain malformed messages, leading to poor filtering accuracy.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes setting the date in the Statistics window didn’t work when SpamSieve was running in 64-bit mode.
  • Fixed a regression where where messages trained as good in Apple Mail didn’t move back to the inbox if you were using a local spam mailbox and no inbox matched the message’s recipients.
  • Made various improvements to the manual.
Version 2.9.5 | Release Date: 2012-09-21 | Download
  • Updated the Apple Mail plug-in to work with Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) for Mac OS X 10.6.8. If, after installing this update, you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Mail’s Message menu, it may be necessary to go to the SpamSieve menu and choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In.
  • The AppleScripts for controlling the Griffin PowerMate seem to trigger a crashing bug in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Thus, SpamSieve’s Flash PowerMate option has been turned off. You can try re-enabling it in the preferences if desired.
  • When training a message as good from Apple Mail, SpamSieve is better at figuring out which account it came from.
  • Worked around problems on some Macs that could prevent SpamSieve from receiving training commands from Apple Mail on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Import Blocklist Regex Rules is a sample AppleScript that shows how to create blocklist rules using the contents of a text file.
  • Made various improvements to the manual.
Version 2.9.4 | Release Date: 2012-09-04 | Download
  • 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.
Version 2.9.3 | Release Date: 2012-07-19 | Download
  • Added support for the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.7.5.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent SpamSieve from auto-launching on the forthcoming OS X 10.8.
  • SpamSieve is now able to recover from certain unexpected system errors on OS X 10.8.
  • Fixed a layout bug in the German-localized Statistics window.
  • Improved the Automatically Deleting Old Spam Messages instructions.
  • SpamSieve now tells the system that it can use the integrated GPU, which should reduce battery use on newer MacBook Pros.
  • SpamSieve’s disk image background is now displayed at Retina quality on eligible Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8. (On Mac OS X 10.6, due to an OS bug, it will incorrectly display at double size.)
  • Fixed a regression where SpamSieve’s disk image icon didn’t display properly.
Version 2.9.2 | Release Date: 2012-07-05 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with the forthcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • The recommended condition for the Apple Mail rule is now Every Message rather than Message Type Is Mail. SpamSieve will auto-update your rules at launch on Mac OS X 10.7 if Mail is running.
  • SpamSieve is better at detecting a certain type of tricky spam message.
  • Worked around an OS bug that prevented SpamSieve from properly analyzing some message attachments.
  • False negative files now have the .eml extension so that they work with Quick Look, etc.
  • The Setting Up a Spam Filtering Drone section of the manual has been updated with simpler instructions for Apple Mail and new instructions for setting up a drone using Microsoft Outlook 2011.
  • Added the Using a Spam Mailbox on the Server section of the manual (for Apple Mail).
  • Updated various graphics for retina displays.
  • If the Apple Mail plug-in cannot be installed due to a folder ownership problem, SpamSieve will now ask for an administrator password to try to fix the folder for you.
  • Reverted to version 1.2.3 of the Growl SDK to avoid problems with high CPU usage, internal errors, and crashes.
  • Improved SpamSieve’s reporting of unexpected errors as well as script errors from Apple Mail.
  • SpamSieve no longer responds at all to certain invalid commands. This should work around an OS bug that could lead to crashes.
  • The crash reporter can now make recommendations for you based on the contents of the crash log.
  • Added a link to the forum in the Help menu.
Version 2.9.1 | Release Date: 2012-04-26 | Download
  • Added support for Microsoft Outlook 2011 SP 2 (a.k.a. 14.2.x). If SpamSieve can detect that you were using Outlook 2011 before, and that SP 2 has been installed, SpamSieve will auto-update its scripts automatically. Otherwise, you can choose Install Outlook Scripts from the SpamSieve menu. Either way, the SpamSieve rules in Outlook will continue to work without modification.
  • SpamSieve now tries to detect whether its Apple Mail plug-in is damaged and auto-heal the installed copy if necessary.
  • If there’s an error updating SpamSieve’s Apple Mail plug-in, it now reports more information to try to diagnose the problem.
  • If the Apple Mail plug-in detects that it’s damaged, it will alert the user to download and install a fresh copy.
  • SpamSieve now checksums the Outlook script files (both the installed and built-in copies) to detect whether they are damaged.
  • Made a change to eliminate a particular cause of false positives for some users.
  • SpamSieve no longer triggers Mac OS X’s “accept incoming network connections” firewall dialog.
  • Added some exception guards to work around bugs in the Growl SDK.
  • When an unexpected error occurs and no stack trace is available, SpamSieve will now try to report the approximate location.
  • Improved the What information should I include when I report a problem? section of the manual.
Version 2.9 | Release Date: 2012-04-03 | Download
  • Added support for upcoming versions of Mac OS X.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • SpamSieve is now code-signed using a Developer ID certificate for Gatekeeper.
  • When training an Exchange message as good in Apple Mail, SpamSieve is better at moving it to the proper inbox.
  • Processing incoming messages with Outlook is more efficient. To take advantage of this change, choose Install Outlook Scripts from the SpamSieve menu.
  • If you’ve used the SpamSieve - Change Settings command in Apple Mail to tell SpamSieve not to use a local spam mailbox, training a message as spam will now try to move the message to a spam mailbox on the same server account, rather than always using the first account.
  • Added support for training messages as spam via Herald (version 2.1.2 and later), a notification plug-in for Apple Mail.
  • When sorting spam messages by color in Apple Mail, you can now use Grey as a synonym for Gray.
  • The score script command has a new auto training parameter that can be used to override the setting in the preferences on a case-by-case basis. This might be useful, for example, if you’re writing an AppleScript to triage messages that have already been classified, and you just want to get SpamSieve’s opinion without having to make any corrections.
  • Adjusted the drone AppleScripts so that they’re easier to troubleshoot.
  • If Apple Mail gives SpamSieve empty data for a message, the plug-in now assumes the message is good and does not pass it on to SpamSieve for analysis.
  • Added support for Growl notifications via GNTP (requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later).
  • SpamSieve is better at handling file permission errors.
  • SpamSieve is better at handling errors when running helper tools.
  • Improved SpamSieve’s ability to still function when the application package is damaged.
  • Added the AddStandardRules esoteric preference, which lets you prevent SpamSieve from creating its built-in blocklist and whitelist rules if you prefer to manage the rules yourself.
  • Fixed a bug that could reduce SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy for some messages with attached files.
  • Made various improvements to the documentation.
  • Updated the German localization.
Version 2.8.8 | Release Date: 2011-11-17 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X.
  • Added support for Postbox 3.0.
  • Added support for Growl 1.3.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • The Exclude my addresses feature now lets you specify additional addresses via Terminal, if you don’t want to clutter your “Me” card in Address Book.
  • The Apple Mail plug-in installer is more resilient to permissions errors.
  • Added example of using colored flags to sort spam messages in Apple Mail by spamminess.
  • Added some logging to detect obscure errors when loading SpamSieve’s Apple Mail plug-in.
  • Improved the French localization.
Version 2.8.7 | Release Date: 2011-08-31 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X.
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • SpamSieve now runs as a 64-bit application on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. This allows for faster launch times and reduced overall system memory use if you are running exclusively 64-bit applications. It also prevents problems caused by buggy input manager haxies. You can use the Finder’s Get Info window to set SpamSieve to run in 32-bit mode if you want to play classic Mac OS notification sounds or to reduce the memory use of SpamSieve itself.
  • When training an Apple Mail message in the Spam mailbox as good, SpamSieve is now better able to match it up with the proper inbox.
  • Offloaded more PDF processing to the helper tool so that SpamSieve itself doesn’t crash if you receive a message with a corrupt PDF attachment.
  • Made the Apple Mail plug-in installer more robust and better at reporting errors.
  • An error finding the built-in copy of SpamSieve’s Eudora plug-in will no longer prevent SpamSieve from launching, unless it actually needs to install the plug-in.
  • Entourage is supposed to create the Entourage Script Menu Items folder, but for extra robustness SpamSieve will now create it if it’s missing.
  • If SpamSieve’s PDF reader detects that the CTLoader input manager is loaded, it now logs a warning that this may cause SpamSieve to hang.
  • Tried to work around an unconfirmed issue that could prevent SpamSieve from processing the first few Apple Mail messages on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Fixed a bug with re-personalizing the application via URL.
  • Clarified the Do an Initial Training section of the manual.
  • Updated the Import Addresses… instructions for Microsoft Outlook.
  • The Setting Up a Spam Filtering Drone section of the manual now includes instructions for setting up a drone for multiple mail accounts.
  • The manual now explains how to open the Library folder on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
Version 2.8.6 | Release Date: 2011-07-06 | Download
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
  • Added support for Postbox 2.5.
  • Updated the Setting Up MailMate instructions for the new preferences in MailMate 1.1.2.
  • Updated the Setting Up Outlook instructions for Microsoft Office 2011 Service Pack 1.
  • Updated the Setting Up Postbox instructions to ensure that messages that you train as spam are moved to the junk mailbox or trash.
  • Worked around a rare OS/hardware condition that could prevent SpamSieve from launching.
  • The Apple Mail plug-in is better at reporting errors when it’s unable to fully load itself.
  • Made various other clarifications to the manual.
  • Adjusted the help page titles to fit better in the menu and search results.
Version 2.8.5 | Release Date: 2011-03-01 | Download
  • Improved SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Improved compatibility with the Thunderbolt MacBook Pros and pre-release versions of Mac OS X.
  • Freron Software’s MailMate now works with SpamSieve, as described in the Setting Up MailMate section of the manual.
  • Whitelisting Previous Recipients now works with Microsoft Outlook 2011.
  • The Train as Good command can now move spam messages out of the spam folder when running a localized version of Microsoft Outlook 2011.
  • SpamSieve’s Apple Mail plug-in helper now runs as 64-bit on Mac OS X 10.6, where possible, to prevent input manager haxies from interfering with the training commands.
  • Added a workaround to prevent SpamSieve from hanging if the address book database is damaged.
  • Clarified the text in the Welcome and Purchase windows.
  • Improved the instructions for using Microsoft Outlook and Entourage with Exchange accounts.
  • Updated the Setting Up Postbox section of the manual.
  • Made various improvements to the documentation.
  • Updated the Danish and Spanish localizations.
Version 2.8.4 | Release Date: 2010-10-13 | Download
  • SpamSieve now integrates with Microsoft Outlook 2011. For more information, see the Setting up Outlook section of the manual.
  • SpamSieve now integrates with Postbox, an enhanced version of Thunderbird. For more information, see the Setting up Postbox section of the manual.
  • Adjusted SpamSieve’s tokenizer to improve the filtering accuracy.
  • The Train as Good command in Apple Mail is better at moving messages in the spam folder or trash back to the inbox.
  • Fixed a regression where the whitelist and blocklist windows wouldn’t open when running SpamSieve under certain localizations.
  • Improved the localizations.
Version 2.8.3 | Release Date: 2010-08-31 | Download
  • Adjusted SpamSieve’s tokenizer to improve the filtering accuracy.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Apple Mail.
  • MailForge now works with SpamSieve, as described in the Setting up MailForge section of the manual.
  • Made some changes to better support the upcoming Microsoft Outlook 2011. (Full support will come when Office ships.)
  • Added various updates and clarifications to the manual.
  • Fixed a regression where SpamSieve wouldn’t be able to install its Apple Mail plug-in if Mail’s folder had been redirected using an alias.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve would sometimes quit when coming out of trial mode.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the Hits column in a rules window couldn’t be resized.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause an internal error when reporting a corpus error.
  • Made various modernizations to SpamSieve’s code and interface files.
  • The Apple Mail plug-in now shows up with the proper name in Mail Plugin Manager.
  • Updated the disk image layout.
Version 2.8.2 | Release Date: 2010-05-25 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X.
  • Added Dutch, Italian, and Swedish localizations.
  • Made various code improvements and modernizations.
  • SpamSieve is better able to recover from certain types of damaged corpus files.
  • Updated the Setting up Eudora section of the manual.
  • Improved the layout of the Software Update window.
  • Adjusted the packaging of the disk image and the installation instructions.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when parsing messages with an invalid Date header.
  • Fixed a regression where SpamSieve would sometimes bring up an alert sheet to report that you already had the latest version.
  • Fixed a crash in the software updater.
Version 2.8 | Release Date: 2010-03-24 | Download
  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Adjusted the SpamSieve - Train as Good command in Apple Mail to reduce confusion. Training a message as good now will only move the message into the inbox of an enabled account. If no account matches the message or if the proper account is disabled, it will move the message into the inbox of the first enabled account (even if it doesn’t match). Thus, the message will always move out of the Spam mailbox, and it will no longer seem to disappear because it was moved into an inbox that was hidden.
  • Made various code modernizations.
  • Apple Mail now auto-launches SpamSieve sooner, to speed up the filtering of the first messages.
  • Improved the support for server-side Spam mailboxes in Apple Mail.
  • Clarified the instructions in the Do an Initial Training section of the manual.
  • Added the How do I make SpamSieve catch spams sent from my own address? section to the manual.
  • Expanded the Correct All Mistakes section of the manual.
  • Improved the Apple Mail troubleshooting instructions.
  • Improved the styling of the Apple Help.
  • Improved SpamSieve’s launching speed.
  • Fixed a bug where, in rare circumstances, SpamSieve didn’t filter all of the first batch of messages when using Apple Mail on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • SpamSieve will now warn you if it looks like its Apple Mail plug-in has been damaged by an application slimming utility. This could lead to Mail continually reporting that the plug-in was incompatible.
  • SpamSieve will now complain if it looks like you’ve manually installed the Apple Mail plug-in in the wrong folder instead of using SpamSieve’s installer.
  • Made a change to try to work around a bug in Apple Mail that could make training a message as good create a duplicate copy of the message.
  • Improved the Purchase window to reduce confusion about the demo period, serial numbers, and the number of seats that you’ve purchased.
  • Modernized the Software Update window and code.
  • Changed the way the Software Update feature finds the downloads folder on Mac OS X 10.5 and later because sometimes the one that Internet Config returned would be invalid or unwanted.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve would crash when processing certain invalid URLs.
  • Fixed an error where a newly added whitelist/blocklist rule might not be auto-selected.
  • Removed the Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese localizations because they were out of date. If you would like to update the translation for one of these languages, please contact spamsieve@c-command.com.
Version 2.7.7 | Release Date: 2009-10-20 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X.
  • Made some changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Train as Good” command in Apple Mail didn’t move Exchange messages back to the inbox.
  • Encoded HTML mail is spam is now off by default, to reduce the number of false positives.
  • Modernized the code.
  • Updated the Vietnamese localization.
  • Updated the Apple Mail script for discarding spam.
Version 2.7.6 | Release Date: 2009-09-09 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X.
  • Expanded the Can I delete spam messages after training SpamSieve with them? section of the manual.
  • Fixed a bug in the Setting up a Spam Filtering Drone instructions.
  • Improved number entry in the corpus window.
  • Improved the reporting of unexpected errors.
  • Updated links to indicate that Mailsmith is now available from Stickshift Software.
  • Added a Console warning if the Apple Mail plug-in detects that CTLoader is installed.
  • The crash reporter works better with Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Fixed a mistake in the French localization.
Version 2.7.5 | Release Date: 2009-07-29 | Download
  • 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.
Version 2.7.4 | Release Date: 2009-04-13 | Download
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • SpamSieve is better able to recover from corpus files that were damaged due to disk errors.
  • Improved the Entourage installer’s error handling.
  • Improved the error reporting when saving the corpus.
  • Improved the troubleshooting instructions.
  • Fixed a problem where messages trained as good in Apple Mail could be moved into the inbox of a disabled account.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause harmless error messages to be logged to the Console when playing System 7 sound files.
  • The crash reporter now warns before sending a report without an e-mail address.
  • You can now press Enter to click the Send Report button in the crash reporter.
Version 2.7.3 | Release Date: 2009-01-26 | Download
  • Rewrote and restructured the manual to make the setup and troubleshooting instructions clearer.
  • Replaced the Training Tip window with an alert that’s displayed when SpamSieve’s corpus is empty. This goes along with the more explicit guidance that ongoing training is only necessary to correct mistakes.
  • The Entourage installer no longer asks before replacing existing script files. If you want to customize the scripts (rare these days, since there are so many built-in configuration options), you should use copies with different names to avoid having SpamSieve overwrite them.
  • Changed the recommended Entourage rule setup to better handle uncertain messages. The installer now creates the Uncertain Junk category if necessary.
  • Made the Apple Mail plug-in installer more robust.
  • Worked around a problem parsing certain multipart messages.
  • Adjusted the built-in blocklist rules for better accuracy.
  • Reduced memory usage when processing message attachments.
  • Fixed a bug sorting in rules windows.
  • Fixed a bug marking incoming Entourage messages as Uncertain Junk.
  • Updated the localizations.
Version 2.7.2 | Release Date: 2008-10-29 | Download
  • Made various accuracy improvements.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). There are now two separate versions of SpamSieve's Apple Mail plug-in. Version 1.3 is for Mac OS X 10.4; version 1.4 is for Mac OS X 10.5 and later. SpamSieve will auto-choose which one to install (or update) based on the version of Mac OS X that you're running.
  • Added new sections to the manual about Whitelisting Previous Recipients and iPhone Spam Filtering. Expanded the Auto-train with incoming mail section.
  • Worked around a problem where the Edit Log command would try to open SpamSieve's log using Script Editor if Launch Services was confused.
  • Rewrote filesystem code to improve performance and error reporting.
  • If there's an error getting the downloads folder for a software update, SpamSieve now defaults to "Downloads" rather than "Desktop".
  • Worked around a problem where training (using Apple Mail on Mac OS X 10.5) could be interrupted.
  • Added Korean localization.
  • Moved ".nib" files that don't need localization out of the "English.lproj" folder. This should make it easier to run SpamSieve in a language other than English without changing the default language on your Mac.
  • Fixed some small memory leaks.
  • Improved reporting of unexpected errors.
  • Added placeholder text to the Purchase window.
  • Added Help button to the Software Update window.
Version 2.7.1 | Release Date: 2008-06-04 | Download
  • Fixed a regression in version 2.7 where SpamSieve was slow loading certain large corpus files when running on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.4 that could cause a crash when training a message with Apple Mail.
  • Made some minor accuracy improvements.
Version 2.7 | Release Date: 2008-05-21 | Download
  • Now requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
  • Made a variety of accuracy improvements, focused on dealing with obfuscations, image attachments, URLs, and HTML.
  • Improved corpus speed and memory use.
  • Made various improvements to the column widths and alignments in the rules and corpus windows, and added alternating row colors.
  • Fixed a rare problem where Apple Mail on Mac OS X 10.5 might hang if you trained a message as spam while Mail was downloading messages.
  • If the OS reports an error when playing a sound as an alert sound, SpamSieve now plays it using the normal sound channel.
  • Increased the range of possible values for the uncertain spam threshold.
  • Improved sorting of sound names in the pop-up menu.
  • Fixed bug where SpamSieve wouldn’t launch if the Microsoft User Data folder had been replaced by an alias file that was invalid.
  • No longer shows the Reset Corpus/History alert at launch if you hold down other modifier keys in addition to Command-Option.
  • Updated the Dutch localization.
Version 2.6.6 | Release Date: 2008-01-23 | Download
  • Made various accuracy improvements.
  • Rewrote internal corpus storage to work around a performance bug in Mac OS X 10.5 that could, in some circumstances, make SpamSieve very slow to launch.
  • Worked around a problem on Mac OS X 10.5 where the Apple Mail plug-in would sometimes try to launch multiple copies of SpamSieve (and then they’d all self-quit, leading to -609 errors).
  • Made some internal changes so that Use Growl global notification system works more reliably on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • The Flash PowerMate notification feature now works with version 2.1 of the PowerMate software.
  • If SpamSieve’s corpus file or history database is damaged, you can now hold down the Command and Option keys at launch to reset them.
  • Growl notifications are now posted from a background thread, to speed up message filtering.
  • Fixed bug where the open panel for the Import Addresses… command was slow.
  • Worked around a problem that could cause corruption of SpamSieve’s Entourage scripts.
  • Fixed rare crash when processing HTML messages.
  • If SpamSieve is unable to install its Apple Mail plug-in, it now does a better job of helping you complete the installation manually.
  • Integration with Apple Mail and Entourage no longer relies on the mydefaults command-line tool, since it had some limitations and there were occasional problems installing it.
  • The software updater is better at handling invalid downloads folders.
  • Added Dutch localization and updated the other localizations.
Version 2.6.6 | Release Date: 2008-01-22 | Download
  • Made various accuracy improvements.
  • Rewrote internal corpus storage to work around a performance bug in Mac OS X 10.5 that could, in some circumstances, make SpamSieve very slow to launch.
  • Worked around a problem on Mac OS X 10.5 where the Apple Mail plug-in would sometimes try to launch multiple copies of SpamSieve (and then they’d all self-quit, leading to -609 errors).
  • Made some internal changes so that Use Growl global notification system works more reliably on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • The Flash PowerMate notification feature now works with version 2.1 of the PowerMate software.
  • If SpamSieve’s corpus file or history database is damaged, you can now hold down the Command and Option keys at launch to reset them.
  • Growl notifications are now posted from a background thread, to speed up message filtering.
  • Fixed bug where the open panel for the Import Addresses… command was slow.
  • Worked around a problem that could cause corruption of SpamSieve’s Entourage scripts.
  • Fixed rare crash when processing HTML messages.
  • If SpamSieve is unable to install its Apple Mail plug-in, it now does a better job of helping you complete the installation manually.
  • Integration with Apple Mail and Entourage no longer relies on the mydefaults command-line tool, since it had some limitations and there were occasional problems installing it.
  • The software updater is better at handling invalid downloads folders.
  • Added Dutch localization and updated the other localizations.
Version 2.6.5 | Release Date: 2007-11-14 | Download
  • Now requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
  • Made various accuracy improvements.
  • Added high-resolution version of the application icon.
  • Adjusted the appearance of the status indicators (•, G, S) for better visibility in the Leopard Dock.
  • Updated the default whitelist rules.
  • Updated documentation for Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Updated to PCRE 7.4.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Entourage 2008.
  • The Train as Good command in Apple Mail now recognizes spam mailboxes whose names end with “Spam”, and it works with the Trash mailbox on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Worked around change in Apple Mail on Mac OS X10.5 that could cause the Train as Spam command not to move the messages.
  • Fixed bug where the Apple Help didn’t work on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Fixed hang processing some pathological HTML spams.
  • Fixed bug where Growl notification preferences got reset if you ran SpamSieve under different localizations.
  • Fixed unnecessary Console logging when loading Entourage addresses.
  • Updated Italian localization.
Version 2.6.4 | Release Date: 2007-08-20 | Download
  • Made more accuracy improvements for messages with attachments.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes when processing messages containing PDF attachments.
  • Updated localizations.
Version 2.6.3 | Release Date: 2007-08-03 | Download
  • Made various accuracy improvements, particularly for messages with attachments.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  • Fixed bug where the Software Update checker didn’t always re-check for new updates.
  • Restored progress bar when loading Entourage addresses.
  • Updated the localizations.
  • Improved the documentation.
  • Fixed help book icon.
Version 2.6.2 | Release Date: 2007-05-04 | Download
  • Made changes to prevent a crash on Mac OS X 10.4.9 when quitting in response to a mail program quitting.
  • Slight changes for better accuracy.
  • Fixed regression where the Import Addresses… command didn’t always work for text files in the default encoding.
  • Blocklist and whitelist rules that use Body (any text part) can now match text from the headers of bounced messages (which e-mail clients often display as part of the message body).
  • The Software Update feature now checks whether the updated version can run on your installed version of Mac OS X.
  • Better logging of messages that don’t have a sender.
  • Fixed a threading bug.
  • Made an optimization to the Apple Mail plug-in.
  • Adjusted the setup instructions for Apple Mail to avoid problem with the Previous Recipients list.
  • Modernized the crash reporter code.
  • Updated the French and German localizations.
Version 2.6.1 | Release Date: 2007-04-09 | Download
  • Fixed regression where SpamSieve wouldn’t launch if you had a large number of Mac OS 9 sound files.
  • Fixed bug where Thunderbird messages that were manually marked as junk weren’t moved to the junk folder. If you are using Thunderbird, first update to SpamSieve 2.6.1, then choose Install Thunderbird Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu to update the plug-in.
  • Made change prevent crash on Mac OS X 10.4.9 when quitting in response to a mail program quitting.
Version 2.6 | Release Date: 2007-03-19 | Download

Change List

Version 2.5 | Release Date: 2006-10-29 | Download
  • Made lots of changes to the parser and classifiers to improve accuracy, especially for HTML and image messages.
  • The in-memory corpus representation is much more efficient, which should lead to lower memory use and greater speed.
  • Rewrote the Software Update feature. When a new version is available, it can now show you the release notes. SpamSieve now downloads the new version itself, rather than relying on your browser. On 10.3 and later, the Download & Install button will cause SpamSieve to auto-update itself to the latest version.
  • Improved accuracy on messages containing misspelled words.
  • Now requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.
  • Auto-training now places a higher priority on corpus balance compared to learning from novel messages.
  • Complete Change List: http://c-command.com/blog/2006/10/30/spamsieve-25/
Version 2.4.4 | Release Date: 2006-07-11 | Download
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