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Authored by: phidauex on Oct 11, '02 01:36:33PM

Wow, this is a controversial hint ;)

However, it makes sense, as I was tripped up by this in the beginning as well. One thing I'd like to add is that the training mode isn't for training you, its for training the filter! Early on, I had lots of 'mis-junked' mail when in training mode, but I would dutifully check things that it missed as junk, and un-junk things that it got wrong. Now its gotten quite a bit better, and I just recently turned it to automatic. Now I have it set to delete the junk after a week, and i just poke my head into the junk folder once every few days to make sure nothing got mis-junked. I haven't had any mis-junkings in a while, which I attribute to a good solid 'training' session, letting it know what domains I consider junk, and what are just my newsletters. At first it was labeling my ACLU newsletter mailings as junk, but after telling it 'not junk', they started to come through just fine.

So remember to turn off training mode, but also remember to give it a chance to learn what you consider junk and what you don't! Thats the feature that makes this junk filter better than preset ones, it learns your preferences.


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Authored by: bakalite on Oct 12, '02 01:42:15PM

You say you have mail empty the junk automatically after a week. This feature works for you? I had it set to empty junk after one day and trash after one week, but it never worked.

As far as the original hint is concerned, I think it would be nice if there were manuals for some of this software, especially software like iCal which isn't very intuitive. Mail isn't too bad, so maybe it doesn't absolutely need a manual, but it wouldn't hurt.

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