I have Mac OS 10.4.11 and use Entourage. I've been religiously identifying each email as either "good" or "spam" since May 26. Maybe 1 in 20 or 1 in 30 spam emails gets identified and placed in my junk e-mail file.
I'm getting next to no false positives but the false negatives are so overwhelmingly high that I'm wondering why I keep doing this. Interestingly, the "statistics" state that SpamSieve accuracy is 97.9% correct. Given that I'm tagging more than 2/3 of incoming emails as spam (that were not so identified by SpamSieve) - how could it be considered 97.9% accurate?
I have checked the box next to everything under "filters", including "encoded HTML mail is spam" but to no avail.
I'm about ready to give up but I'm so buried by spam that I'd like to make this work.
BTW - the system seems to only check the "sender" - since the real spam senders use a different sender each time, this it totally ineffective for 99% of the spam. Would it make more sense to search for repeating words in the subject line.
I hope you can help.