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2.1   Requirements

SpamSieve works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through 10.9, as well as pre-release versions of Mac OS X. For older versions of Mac OS X, previous versions of SpamSieve are available.

SpamSieve is designed to work with the following e-mail programs:

SpamSieve also works with Web mail accounts via Apple Mail, provided that they allow access via POP, IMAP, or Exchange. This includes AOL, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail. Just set up Apple Mail to access your account and then follow the normal SpamSieve setup instructions in the Setting Up Apple Mail section. See also the How should I configure the junk filter on my mail server? section.

SpamSieve works roughly the same way with each mail program. If you use multiple mail programs at once, SpamSieve will share its training data and statistics among them. Emailer, Eudora, Postbox, and Thunderbird provide SpamSieve with access only to parts of each e-mail message, so SpamSieve’s accuracy will be slightly reduced when using these mail programs, although it should still be much better than their built-in spam filters.

SpamSieve does not run on iOS, but you can use it together with your Mac to filter mail on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This is described in the iPhone Spam Filtering section.

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