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6.1.2   Use Mac OS X Address Book

With this option enabled, SpamSieve will never predict a message to be spam if its sender’s e-mail address is in the Contacts (previously Address Book) application.

You can add addresses to the system address book using the Contacts or Address Book application (located in the /Applications folder), or directly from an e-mail program that supports the system address book.

If spam messages get through to your inbox because they are sent from addresses in your address book, you can either uncheck Use Mac OS X Address Book or see the Exclude my addresses section. For more information, please see the How do I make SpamSieve catch spams sent from my own address? section.

Access to Your Contacts

On Mac OS X 10.8 and later, the first time you launch SpamSieve it will ask for permission to access your contacts. You can change the access setting by opening System Preferences, going to the Security & Privacy pane, clicking on the Privacy tab, clicking on Contacts in the list, and checking or unchecking (Please note that the applications in the list are not sorted alphabetically.)

If the system keeps asking you for permission and does not remember this between launches, you may need to reset the privacy database by entering this command in Terminal:

tccutil reset AddressBook

Mail Client Address Books

Entourage users may prefer to use Entourage’s address book as a whitelist instead of Apple’s. This is described in the Setting Up Entourage section.

PowerMail users should be sure to enable the option to use Apple’s address book.

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