SpamSieve, the spam filtering software from Michael’s Macintosh Software, has been updated to version 1.3.
SpamSieve is a utility designed to bring spam filtering capabilities similar to those found in Apple’s Mail to Mailsmith, Entourage, PowerMail, Eudora and Emailer e-mail clients. SpamSieve “learns” what your spam looks like, so it can block nearly all of it. It also learns what your “good” messages look like, so it won’t confuse them with spam. Like Apple’s Mail application, you can train SpamSieve over time. And it doesn’t delete messages; it merely marks them so you can take whatever action you deem appropriate.
Version 1.3 is more resilient to spammers’ tricks for obfuscating words. It can use e-mail addresses in the system Address Book as a whitelist, and messages sent from those addresses will never be marked as spam. SpamSieve 1.3 also reduces overall memory usage, tweaks performance and can save false negatives to disk for later reporting to SpamSieve’s developer. What’s more, you can edit the spam and good counts associated with a word, remove selected words from the corpus, and reset the corpus entirely.
SpamSieve requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later. It costs US$20 to register and is available now for downloading. Version 1.3 is a free upgrade from version 1.0-1.2.2.