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Bob Arasmith

Spamsieve not seeing all incoming mail

Reported by Bob Arasmith | July 31st, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

I am using Mailmate as a Spamsieve drone on Mac OS 10.10.4.

About 30% of my spam remains in my inbox with the unread flag set even though there are SpamSieve blacklist rules that would have flagged it as spam. When I open the SpamSieve log file I can see that these messages have not been processed by SpamSieve. Although messages before and after are processed fine.

I have a number of imap clients looking at the the same accounts but none have any rules configured.

Can you think of any reason why MailMate would not be passing these messages to SpamSieve? Is there a log in MailMate that will show issues passing mail to spamsieve?

I am monitoring 4 accounts and they all seem to share the problem.

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  • benny

    benny August 5th, 2015 @ 07:30 PM

    There is a debug variable which can be enabled in a Terminal window:

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate DebugSpamDetection -bool YES

    Then quit MailMate and launch it from the Terminal window:


    That should log all communication with SpamSieve.

    MailMate should send all messages to SpamSieve. You might want to verify your settings in the Security preferences pane.

    You can also enable the “SpamSieve Score” column in the Inbox to see if the messages have received a score.

  • benny

    benny July 6th, 2020 @ 06:08 PM

    Sorry about the late reply! What is your “Apply to new messages” setting in the Security preferences pane?

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