SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.
SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.
WHAT’S NEW Version 2.9.38:
SpamSieve 2.9.38 (and also 2.9.37) are compatible with macOS 10.15, however a small number of customers are seeing issues with the Catalina version of Apple Mail. The latest information about Catalina is available here.
Worked around an AppleScript bug in Apple Mail on macOS 10.15 that could result in messages trained as good being moved to the inbox of an account that’s disabled, making it look like the messages disappeared. This fix is available for all new installations and for older ones if you choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the pamSieve menu. (If you weren’t seeing this problem or have no disabled accounts, it’s not necessary to update the plug-in.)
Worked around an issue that could prevent some Apple Mail messages from being filtered through SpamSieve if SpamSieve had not yet launched and the Mac was overloaded, e.g. because it was relaunching all apps after logging in.
Worked around a problem where SpamSieve could be slow to launch if the system privacy database was overloaded.
Added the If the Apple Mail Plug-In Doesn’t Appear in the List or Doesn’t Stay Enabled section of the manual.
Improved the following sections of the manual:
Enabling and Updating the Apple Mail Plug-In
How can I rebuild Apple Mail’s database?
Setting Up Apple Mail
Turning Off Microsoft Spam Filters
Why does a message disappear or go back to the spam mailbox after I train it as good?
A macOS 10.15 bug can prevent Apple Mail messages from being moved to the pam mailbox, leaving them colored as spam in the inbox. SpamSieve now offers an alternate Apple Mail Script Rule setup for the small number of customers affected by this bug.
Added an experimental esoteric preference (click to enable/disable) to flag incoming spam messages as gray. A few customers are running into a Mail bug in macOS 10.15 that prevents rules from moving messages (even when using an Apple Mail Script Rule). This workaround makes it possible to set up a smart mailbox for gray flagged messages, so that they can easily be viewed and bulk-deleted even if the messages remain in the inbox.
Worked around some bugs in macOS 10.15 that could cause Mail to hang when SpamSieve launched.
If the Rules file is damaged, SpamSieve will now report some more information about the problem.
The Apple Mail – Server Junk Mailbox script now has an option to only mark confirmed spam messages as read, leaving them in the server spam mailbox rather than moving them to a shared spam mailbox.
Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when a Software Update… error occurred.
Fixed a bug with the crash reporter window and Dark Mode.