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Andrew S.

Spam... spam...

Reported by Andrew S. | February 6th, 2023 @ 09:08 PM

his is more of a question I couldn't find an answer to:

So, is it something that the spam filters need to be trained when it starts out?
Because I think we're getting a lot of spam..... I'm guessing my old filters in mail are just "better aged?" and are not migrated to MailMate?

Thank you

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  • stuzbot

    stuzbot April 22nd, 2023 @ 04:40 PM

    I've never understood how Mailmate's spam filters are supposed to work [or not work in most cases].

    For some senders, I'll mark an email as spam once and Mailmate will reliably move any future correspondence from them into the junk folder. For other serial spammers, no matter how many times I mark their dross as spam, it still ends up in my inbox. There are some spamming ****s who email me on an almost daily basis. I've been marking their crap as spam for weeks on end and it still arrives in my inbox, every time.

    I may be misunderstanding how the spam filter is supposed to operate. But, a lot of the time, it certainly doesn't seem to me to be "learning" anything.

  • Mike

    Mike April 23rd, 2023 @ 11:46 AM

    MailMate itself has no spam filters at all. It (rightly) leaves that to the server's own spam filter or a local one such as Spam-Sieve (https://c-command.com/spamsieve/).

    I don't know how it is with other providers, but with Fastmail I can tell individual folders whether the spam filter should learn their content as spam or ham. I also set the spam filter to maximum. Although I forward several accounts completely (including spam) to Fastmail, I have almost no spam. And by sorting manually in MailMate, the Fastmail spam filter always learns something new.

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  • stuzbot

    stuzbot April 23rd, 2023 @ 01:40 PM

    MailMate itself has no spam filters at all. It (rightly) leaves that to the server's own spam filter or a local one...

    Really? Now I'm even more confused. Why is there a facility to mark emails as spam then, if it doesn't have any effect?...

    Hmmm.... or is that so the junk status will be changed on the server at the next sync and then, in future, the server knows those emails are spam?

    If that's the case then should I leave spam emails in the junk folder for a while [so their junk status can be updated server-side] rather thna deleting them straight away which, I imagine, would only tell the server they had been deleted --but not that they had been marked as spam first.

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