Correcting the Decisions that Spamfire Makes

You can review the decisions that Spamfire makes at any time by opening Spamfire and browsing the mail list.

How to correct a message that was identified incorrectly

Click the message once in the list. (You can double-click it if you want to read it in Spamfire. Reading a spam message in Spamfire is safe and does not trigger any Web bugs or viruses.)

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Click the Is Spam or the Is Good button in the toolbar to mark the message.

You can also click the Is Friend button to mark a message as good and add it to your Friends List, so that Spamfire will always accept email from this sender in the future. If you want to see the current Senders list, just open the Preferences window.

If you change a message from Spam to Good or Friend, your email program will pick up the email message the next time you check your email. (This is different from the way it worked in Spamfire 1.6, where you had to add the friend and rescue the message in two separate actions.)

You can also add just the domain name to your Friends list. If a message is spam, you can add the sender to your list as a spammer, so that Spamfire will always intercept mail from that sender in the future. All these options can be found in the Message menu at the top of the .

Any corrections you make will be used to train the Bayesian filter and make it more intelligent about identifying future email. More about training.

Display changes when you change a message's spam status

The email icon will change to display its new status. For example, when you change a message from spam to good, the icon will change from to .

When you change a message from good to spam, you will see the icon disappear from the row, indicating that the message will not be picked up by your email program. You will also see the second icon change from to , indicating that the message will be removed from the server the next time you filter this account.

When you change a message from spam to good, you will see the icon appear in the row, indicating that the message will be picked up by your email program.

See the complete icon legend for more info.

Shortcuts

See the Keyboard shortcuts that can help you make corrections more quickly in Spamfire.