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Using Spamfire

How Spamfire works

Filtering out the Spam

Get the good messages

The Mail Window

The Spam Score

Deleting and Rescuing Messages

Adding senders to your Friends List

How filters work

Your email accounts

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Using Spamfire

How filters work

Spamfire comes with hundreds of built-in filters that scan messages for keywords, text and message patterns characteristic of unwanted commercial and pornographic email. The more filters a message violates, the higher that message's Spam Score will be, and the more likely it will be trapped by Spamfire.

Matterform Media frequently releases filter updates to improve Spamfire's accuracy and to combat new spammer techniques. Filter updates happen automatically in Spamfire Pro. You can also look for updates any time by choosing Install Updates... from the File menu.

Filter updates are not available in Spamfire Lite or Demo.

You can edit the built-in filters or create your own in the Preferences window.

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