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An AppleScript to mark Junk mail via rules in Mail.app
Authored by: nite77 on Jun 05, '04 06:17:47AM

ERm... sorry, but I fail to understand the point of this hint? Why not just use the inbuilt Junk filter? Since with this hint you have to select the messages and run the script, why not just select the messages and press the "Junk" button? What's the difference?

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An AppleScript to mark Junk mail via rules in Mail.app
Authored by: schneidb on Jun 06, '04 12:25:40AM

The reason for this hint is that Mail's built-in junk filtering doesn't catch everything that is spam and you might see a pattern that it doesn't. To use this script, setup a new rule and set your criteria, then in the action section, set Run AppleScript, point it to this script and then Move to Junk Folder. Doing this will make Mail mark the message as junk and move it to the junk folder whenever the criteria is met.

I haven't yet had this script hang mail, but am downloading JunkMatcher to check it out.

Thanks for this info guys.

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Ben



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An AppleScript to mark Junk mail via rules in Mail.app
Authored by: wrycooter on Jun 06, '04 09:23:38AM

Well, at least it points out how confusing the Junk Mail training in Mail.app seems to be... I still get tons of Junk mail. In training mode, you see it all, and can delete most of it, and check for false positives. When you are not in training mode, it is hidden by established rules, apparently, and you might not ever think to check for false positives.



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