has updated its Bayesian spam filtering software, SpamSieve, to v1.3.1. The new version improves myriad aspects of SpamSieve’s operation and performance, and integrates support for Bare Bones Software’s Mailsmith 2.0 application as well.
SpamSieve uses Bayesian spam filtering — the same type of filtering employed by Apple’s own Mail application for Mac OS X — to learn what the spam you’re receiving looks like and block it from cluttering your e-mail inbox. SpamSieve doesn’t delete the spam, either — it moves them out of your way so you can check later to make sure it hasn’t mixed in the good with the bad.
SpamSieve supports various e-mail clients including Entourage, Eudora, PowerMail, Emailer and now Mailsmith, and works with any kind of e-mail account: POP, IMAP, Hotmail, AOL.
In addition to Mailsmith 2.0 support, SpamSieve also corrects a crashing bug; handles regex substitutions more efficiently; changes some default corpus handling behavior; makes various changes to the way that it works with PowerMail, Emailer and Entourage; reduces application size and memory use; and more.
SpamSieve is distributed as shareware and costs US$20 to register. This update is free for owners of previous versions. SpamSieve requires Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later; 10.2.6 or later is recommended.