Art Alexion on 13 Sep 2004 00:24:02 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] weird mozilla spam issue

Paul wrote:

Art Alexion wrote:

To train it most effectively, configure the controls to *move* mail *automatically* marked spam to the junk folder, and *delete* mail *manually* marked junk. If the filter fails to catch a piece of spam, *don't delete it*, but delete it by marking it junk. BTW, F8 toggles the message viewing pane (F9 the folder pane). I hit F8 to check senders and subjects so that I can mark my mail without having to mozilla load the messages. To insure no false positives, view the junk folder with the view pane toggled off. Once you have satisfied yourself that there are no false positives, select ¨Delete mail marked junk in folder¨ from the Tools menu.


It was also set to delete the Junk after 14 days. Is auto deletion bad? I mean, I don't think I've ever been away from e-mail for more than 14 days.

Not if it works. I have found autodeletion not to work. Also, I get so much spam these days that if I don't check it every couple of days, there gets to be too much to check. The longer you use the filter, the more accurate it gets, so false positives become rare and autodeletion should be safe.


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