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Old 03-19-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
sigma957
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Question Can you use Thunderbird with Spamassassin?


I need to get rid of more spam. The spam filters on Thunderbird, they just suck for me. More spam gets through than gets caught. and it's really obvious it's spam.

Is there anyway to use Spamassassin with Thunderbird?

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Old 03-20-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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Re: Can you use Thunderbird with Spamassassin?

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I need to get rid of more spam. The spam filters on Thunderbird, they just suck for me. More spam gets through than gets caught. and it's really obvious it's spam.

Is there anyway to use Spamassassin with Thunderbird?

Barbara
You don't need spamassassin.

From Thunderbird you need to set the Junk Mail controls. Then if any get through you select all of them and change their attribute to Junk Mail and they will be deleted or moved to the Junk Mail folder.

EDIT: Also if you have the selector on "People I know", the spam won't show at all. The Junk Mail filter goes by your address book. You can even import other address books and have special ones, but for the sake of your dilemma we'll just concentrate on setting up the Junk Mail Controls first.

From Thunderbird....

The menubar > Tools > Junk Mail Controls


Also... I'm using Thunderbird 0.9..... What version are you using?

Last edited by t3gah; 03-20-2005 at 04:00 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 04:21 PM   #3
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I'm using Debian Thunderbird 1.0.

I do train it, using the junk mail controls. Every day, it catches like 5 spam and I have to mark another 20 or so as junk. These are obvious spams, so it should be caught. I tried resetting the training data a while back, no improvement.

Barbara
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:02 PM   #4
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The way to train it is with patience. Each time you mark a message as spam, it will add to its database and eventually learn.

I used to get 30 spam emails a day, after training thunderbird for about a month it catches them all, and they all get moved to the junk mail folder.

Don't reset the training data, because then it doesn't know anything and you have to train it again.

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