[MlMt] Updating SpamSieve

Ken Pope ken at kenpope.com
Thu May 6 13:07:18 EDT 2021

I had the same problem when I migrated from an older macbook pro to an 
M1 MacBook pro, both running Big Sur: seemingly random spam sorting, no 
amount of training having any effect, reinstalling SpamSieve not 
helping, etc.  Up to that migration, SpamSieve had worked flawlessly for 
many years.

What finally worked was: I used Uninstaller-OS Cleaner (which removes 
caches, preferences, & other files located outside the Apps folder) to 
remove every aspect of SpamSieve, including the corpus of training 
messages. Then I uninstalled MailMate.

Once I did a clean install of both programs, SpamSieve started working 
again.  I did have to train it but it learns fast and now has virtually 
no false positives or false negatives.

Hope this helps.


> I don't do well at keeping up with lists due to work volume these days 
> but am about to completely give up on Spamsieve, which I've used since 
> it first launched. Despite endless training and retraining, resetting 
> and so on, it's almost completely random what gets labelled as spam 
> and frankly it's easier to delete it manually. I came here hoping to 
> find discussion about what is going on but I don't see a lot:(
> I suspect this is from my going from an old mac Pro on Mojave to an M1 
> Mac mini around Xmas. If anyone has any bright ideas please let me 
> know but I've gone through the spamsieve manual, reset it all, 
> reinstalled, pretty much everything I can find as suggestions and am 
> tired of retrieving more good messages (usually with whitelisted 
> emails and so on) than spam from Junk.
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