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5.1.2   Software Update…

Checking For Updates

Click the Check Now button, and SpamSieve will tell you whether a newer version is available for download. By default, SpamSieve will automatically check for new versions each time it is launched and once per day. You can disable this feature by unchecking the checkbox.

Updating

If a new version is available, SpamSieve will tell you what’s new in that version. Click Download to have SpamSieve download the .dmg file for the new version to your downloads folder. Click Download & Install to have it download the .dmg and then update the installed SpamSieve application to the new version.

Passwords

In order to properly install the new version, you may need to enter your Mac’s administrator username and password. The username and password for the automatic software update are the ones for logging into your Mac. They’re not related to SpamSieve. If you don’t know your username and password, you can still update manually by downloading from the SpamSieve Web site and following the instructions in the Read Me file. Or, you can reset your Mac’s password.

Installing a Fresh Copy

You can hold down the Option key when you click Check Now to make SpamSieve always download the latest version, even if your version is already up-to-date. This is an easy way to download and re-install a fresh copy of SpamSieve if your copy is damaged.

Privacy

To check for a new version, SpamSieve contacts a Web server at c-command.com. SpamSieve transmits the following information to the server: the name of the product (SpamSieve) and its version, the version of Mac OS X, the kind of processor that the Mac has, whether SpamSieve has been purchased, the name of the current mail program, and the name of the current language. This information is used to guide future development. No personal information is transmitted.

Mac App Store

If you purchased DropDMG or EagleFiler via the Mac App Store, the Software Update… menu command is not present, and updates are available via the App Store application.

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