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Spamfire Manual > The Spamfire Mail Window

The Spamfire Mail Window

The Mail Window is your main interface to Spamfire. You can show the Mail Window any time by choosing Spamfire Mail from the Window menu.

Features of the Mail Window
Commands you can perform


Features of the Mail Window

  • The Toolbar appears at the top of the window and offers easy access to frequent commands. Other commands are available in the Message menu.

  • The Mail list can show both good messages and spam messages that Spamfire found on your Mail server. List icons indicate what type of messages are displayed.

  • Spamfire stores good messages if it is set to do so on the Extra Preferences. By default, good messages are not displayed in the Mail window, but you can show good messages by choosing Show Type > Good from the View menu. Here's why you would want to do this.

  • The Mail List displays the Spam Score for each message. If you click the Score list header, the messages Spamfire is least certain about will appear at the top of the list.

Commands you can perform

  • To open a message, double-click it.

  • If a desirable message is in the Mail List, you can rescue the message. If you regularly receive mail from this sender, you can add them to your Friends List to ensure that Spamfire accepts their messages in the future.

  • If Spamfire accepted a spam that it should have intercepted, you can locate the spam in the Mail list and take steps to block the spam in the future.

  • To delete a message, select it in the Mail List and choose Delete from the Message menu. You can clear the entire list by choosing Delete All... from the Message menu.

  • You can sort the Mail List by clicking one of the list headings. If you sort by Spam Score, the messages Spamfire is least sure about will appear at the top of the list.

  • If you would like to see why Spamfire trapped a particular message, you can check the message's Filter Violations.