Account Preferences

To open this window, click the menu at the top of the and then click Preferences... and then click the Accounts icon at the top of the window.

What you can see in this window

The incoming accounts list shows all the incoming email accounts, either POP3 or IMAP, that Spamfire is configured to filter. Spamfire will not filter any email account that is not shown and marked with a checkmark in this list. Email accounts that were added as Proxy Accounts show the icon of the email client that is used for that account. Email accounts that were added as Helper Accounts show the Spamfire icon. More about Proxy and Helper accounts.

The outgoing accounts list shows any SMTP account that Spamfire can use for sending mail. SMTP accounts are not needed for rescuing mail but they are used for resending and reporting email. You can have multiple SMTP accounts in Spamfire, but only one is active at a time. The active SMTP account is checked in the list.

The settings for the selected accounts are shown next to each listbox.

What you can do in this window

You can add an incoming or outgoing account by clicking the Add button under the appropriate list.

You can remove an account by selecting it in the list and clicking the Remove button. If you remove a proxied POP3 account, Spamfire will automatically change the settings in your email program to stop using Spamfire.

You can disable or enable an incoming email account by clicking the checkbox next to the account in the list. If you remove a proxied POP3 account, Spamfire will automatically change the settings in your email program to stop using Spamfire. Spamfire does not filter disabled accounts. If you are having trouble getting your email, you can open Spamfire and disable the email account. If you still have trouble getting your email, there is a problem with your email client or server or internet connection, not Spamfire.

You can make any SMTP account the active account by clicking the checkbox next to the account in the list. Only one SMTP account can be active at a time.

You can test the settings for any account by clicking the Test button. If there are any problems, they will be reported with information that can help you fix the problem. When you test an SMTP account, it will send a message to an email address you specify. You should check your email to confirm that the message was sent correctly.

You can click the More options... button to set additional options for each incoming or outgoing account. You can set a custom port, turn SSL security on or off, and set the email address associated with an incoming account.

Adding Incoming Accounts

When you add an incoming account, you can choose to Create a new account in Spamfire or Import accounts from Spamfire 1 or Import an account from your email program.

If you choose to Import an account, Spamfire will automatically retrieve all the needed settings from your email program. The account will be added as a proxy account and the icon will be the icon of your email program.

If you choose to Import an account from Spamfire 1, Spamfire will automatically retrieve all the needed settings from your Spamfire 1 settings files. The account will be added as a helper account and the icon will be the Spamfire icon. Importing from Spamfire 1 is only available if you have Spamfire 1 installed on your computer.

If you choose to Create an account, you will need to know all the settings for that account. You can look these settings up in your email program or get them from your ISP. Matterform tech support cannot provide you with this information. Here are some tips to find the right POP3 or IMAP settings. The account will be added as a helper account and the icon will be the Spamfire icon.

When you add an outgoing account, you must supply all the settings for the account. You can look these settings up in your email program or get them from your ISP. Matterform tech support cannot provide you with this information. Here are some tips to find the right SMTP settings.