Got a weird problem.
I just ran 3 different benchmarking utilities (NovaBench, XBench & iBench) just for the heck of it, & after running all 3 I happened to switch to my desktop, fullscreen, & I have 5 files sitting there now that I didn't put there. 4 of them look like they came from a Photoshop directory, & the 5th one is "Msieve.dat." What happened & why & how, dunno. Really weird. Msieve.dat being a .DAT file, this has to be an important one for SpamSieve. I did a search for it on my HDD using the 3rd party "EasyFind" util, searched for hidden files too, hoping to find that it'd maybe just been duplicated but noooo... the only one around was the one on my desktop. And I know it don't go there.
I have got to make sure my wonderful SpamSieve is running properly & on all 8 cylinders 'cause I get about 250 or so crapmails every single day & I've got SpamSieve trained at about 99.5% accuracy. I used to use one of those online spam filter services where you change your MX records in your domain's email setup, but I'd prefer to use SpamSieve for now because the MX one would periodically (i.e, at least one every couple of days) snag good stuff, even though I'd immediately whitelist those good ones in the "snagged" screen that lists all the crap O' the day there.
Got a favor to ask of a Mac 10.6.8 guy or gal out there....
Would one of you please do a search on your HDD for "Msieve.dat" & write me back with its location on your system?
This goofy glitch that happened on my Macbook may have altered the file's attributes too, maybe, so on your HDD the file may be tagged to be hidden, don't know. And it may be in a hidden system-type of directory.
And also, Spotlight may not find it, being basically a system type of file & maybe in a system folder, too.
Here's the link to devontechnologies.com EasyFind (it's Freeware), which will find just about anything, usually. On this download page, EasyFind is located under their "Freeware" category. --> http://www.devontechnologies.com/download/products.html
Post here or email me at kevink *aat* kevinkendall *dawt* com.
THANKS A BUNCH IN ADVANCE TO ANYONE WHO'D LIKE TO HELP!