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Thunderbird & SpamAssassin/SpamPal

Postby acegeezer on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:21 pm

Just a quick query here, I am using Thunderbird and there does not appear to be either of the above Spam filters installed.
Where do I go for one of them, as on checking with the Package Manager there isn't one there! (Using Daryna V 4.0 latest)
Thanks in advance.[/b]
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Postby Sorensei on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:36 pm

Curious... perhaps the Gutsy package isn't in the repositories yet, because my dear old Cassandra's repositories have it... :?:
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Postby Husse on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:41 pm

Thunderbird has its own built in spam filter which is pretty efficient. In the beginning you have to change it's decision sometimes but after a while it gets really efficient.
I used to get several hundred spam mail daily and T-bird only sorted a few wrong (I think :) because in the end I never checked the mail sorted as spam)
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Postby acegeezer on Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:55 pm

Thanks Husse, weird setup though, because in 'edit' .. 'account settings' .. within Thunderbird, it states in 'junk settings' .. trust junk mail set by either of the 2 aforementioned filters. Doesn't show very clearly that it has its own inbuilt one!

Evolution isn't an option either, that just doesn't block junk at all!
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Postby Husse on Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:25 pm

Ah - it's been developed since I last looked.
If you tick "Trust spam headers from" and then select either Spampal or Spamassasin it (obviously) uses these
Else it is using its own mechanism, and a very reliable one as I stated
I checked the Thunderbird help and it seems that this "Spampal option" is using a file in the Thunderbird program folder that it probably downloads from Spampal/Spamassasin. The text is not quite clear on that
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Junk_Mail_Con ... nd_SpamPal
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Postby acegeezer on Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:29 pm

Thanks again, Husse, for the clarification.
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