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> settings > Setting the Spam Score Threshhold for an account
Setting the Spam Score Threshhold
for an account
After Spamfire has calculated the final Spam
Score for a message, Spamfire checks the Spam Score Threshhold
you have set. If the Score is lower than the Threshhold, Spamfire accepts
the message. If the Score is higher than the Threshhold, Spamfire traps
the message as spam.
There are two places where you can set the Spam Score Threshhold:
- In the Set-Up Assistant, you
tell Spamfire to be either Merciless, Vigilant or Cautious
when deleting spam. The Merciless setting sets a low Threshhold. Spamfire
will trap messages with Spam Scores of 10 or more. Cautious sets a high
Threshhold. Spamfire will trap only those messages with Spam Scores
of 60 or more. We recommend choosing Vigilant.
- You can refine or change these settings in the Edit
Account Window. Use the slider to delete More or Less Spam. As you
move the slider towards More, the Spam Score Threshhold becomes
lower and Spamfire will trap more messages as spam. We recommend a Threshhold
between 20 and 40.
Note that you can set a different Score Threshhold for different
- If you have a personal account, where you know most of your
correspondents and losing an occasional message is not the end of the
world, drag the slider towards More.
- If you have a business account, where you receive messages
from the general public and losing messages is not an option, drag the
slider towards Less.