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Spamfire Manual > The Spamfire Mail Window > Rescue Message

Rescue Message

If a desirable message is in the Spam List, you can rescue it and send it back to your in-box. Select the message and choose Rescue from the Message menu or click the Rescue button in the Toolbar.

What happens when you rescue a message

If the message was received from a Hotmail or IMAP account, Spamfire will try to locate the message on your mail server and move it from the online Spamfire folder back into your online In Box.

If you rescue a message from a POP account, or if Spamfire can't find the IMAP or Hotmail message, Spamfire will connect to your SMTP server and mail the message to your online email account.

After Spamfire has moved the message to your online in-box, you can check mail with your regular email program to retrieve the rescued message. If you filter spam again before retrieving the message, Spamfire will skip the rescued message.

Controlling where rescued messages get sent

Spamfire will send the message to the email address in the To or CC field of the original message that matches one of the addresses you specified in your Edit Account window.

If Spamfire cannot find an appropriate address in the original message, Spamfire will send the message to the first email address specified in your Edit Account window.

To send any message to a different address, choose Rescue To... from the Message menu or option-click the Rescue button in the Toolbar. You will be able to specify an address for the To and From fields of the message.

An alternate way to rescue

A faster, sometimes more reliable, way to rescue messages is to save them to an mbox file. This does not require an internet connection.

Trouble

Having trouble rescuing messages?