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3.2   Setting Up Airmail

  1. Make sure that you are using Airmail 1.3.1 (223) or later.

  2. From the Airmail 3 (or Airmail 2) menu, choose Preferences….

  3. Click on the Accounts icon at the top of the window. For each IMAP account in the list:

    1. Click on the More tab and look in the Download section.
    2. Make sure Message Content is checked.
    3. Make sure Attachments is checked.

    POP accounts do not have the Download section, so you can skip this step for them.

    Click the Save button.

  4. Click on the Advanced icon at the top of the window and make sure that Use SpamSieve is checked.

  5. Now proceed to the Do an Initial Training section.

    • To train SpamSieve with spam messages, select the messages, Control-click, and choose SpamSieve - Train as Spam from the contextual menu. (Do not use the Mark as Spam command.)
    • To train SpamSieve with good messages, select the messages, Control-click, and choose SpamSieve - Train as Good from the contextual menu. (Do not use the Mark as Not Spam command.)

SpamSieve will process new mail automatically. Messages that it thinks are spam will be moved to the Junk or Spam folder. Airmail will automatically launch SpamSieve when there are new messages that need to be filtered or when you train messages as spam or as good.

If you need to troubleshoot SpamSieve and Airmail, see the Checking the Airmail Setup section.

Keyboard Shortcuts

If you prefer not to use the menu commands for training SpamSieve, you can set up keyboard shortcuts as follows:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Keyboard icon.
  3. Click on the Shortcuts (or Keyboard Shortcuts on older versions of Mac OS X) tab.
  4. Select App Shortcuts (or Application Shortcuts on older versions of Mac OS X).
  5. Click the + button.
  6. For Application, select Airmail 3 (or Airmail 2 or Airmail).
  7. For the Menu Title, enter Spam Sieve - Train as Bad.
  8. Click in the box next to Keyboard Shortcut and enter your desired shortcut. We recommend Command-Control-S.
  9. Click the Add button.
  10. Click the + button.
  11. For Application, select Airmail 3 (or Airmail 2 or Airmail).
  12. For the Menu Title, enter Spam Sieve - Train as Good.
  13. Click in the box next to Keyboard Shortcut and enter your desired shortcut. We recommend Command-Control-G.
  14. Click the Add button.

When the keyboard shortcuts are set up correctly, you will see them in Airmail’s Message ‣ Mark as Reminder menu.

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