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2.4   Uninstalling SpamSieve

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If you are considering uninstalling SpamSieve because you’re having trouble using it or it doesn’t seem to meet your needs, please contact us at spamsieve@c-command.com. We’re happy to help get you up and running and always looking for suggestions for how to improve SpamSieve.

Temporarily Disabling SpamSieve

To temporarily disable SpamSieve, you can just uncheck the SpamSieve rule(s) that you created in your mail program. This is a quick way to turn it off if you don’t want your mail to be filtered for a while. For example, it can be helpful to turn off spam filtering while you are troubleshooting your other mail rules.

Removing SpamSieve’s Application Files

To completely uninstall SpamSieve, delete:

Additionally, delete any files that are specific to your mail program:

Apple Mail

The Apple Mail files are stored at:

/Users/<username>/Library/Mail/Bundles/SpamSieve.mailbundle
/Users/<username>/Library/Mail/SpamSieve/
/Users/<username>/Library/LaunchAgents/com.c-command.SpamSieve.LaunchAgent.plist

See the How can I open the Library folder? section.

You can also re-enable Apple Mail’s built-in junk mail filter from the Junk Mail tab of its Preferences window.

Entourage
The scripts are located in the Entourage Script Menu Items folder inside Microsoft User Data (which is probably in your Documents folder). Go to Entourage’s Tools menu and select Junk E-mail Protection… (or Junk Mail Filter in Entourage v.X) and re-enable Entourage’s junk mail filter.
Outlook

The scripts are located in the Outlook Script Menu Items folder inside Microsoft User Data (which is probably in your Documents folder).

Additional scripts are located in the folder:

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Outlook Script Menu Items/

See the How can I open the Library folder? section.

Thunderbird
Choose Add-ons (Extensions if you have Thunderbird 1.5) from Thunderbird’s Tools menu. Select SpamSieve Thunderbird Plug-in in the list. Click the Uninstall button.

Removing SpamSieve’s Data Files

You can optionally delete SpamSieve’s data files, which are stored at:

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/SpamSieve
/Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/com.c-command.SpamSieve.plist
/Users/<username>/Library/Logs/SpamSieve/

See the How can I open the Library folder? section. If you delete these files, you will have to re-train SpamSieve if you reinstall it.

Legacy Mail Programs

Emailer
The scripts are located in Emailer’s AppleScripts folder (next to the Emailer application).
Eudora 6

The plug-in is located at:

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Eudora/PlugIns/SpamSieve Eudora Plug-In

After uninstalling the SpamSieve plug-in, you can re-enable Eudora’s own junk mail support by selecting the Eudora icon in the Finder and choosing Get Info from the File menu. In the Plug-Ins tab of the info window, you can check or uncheck the various plug-ins to enable or disable them. Check all the plug-ins containing the words “Junk” or “Spam.” (Mac OS X 10.6 removed this feature of the Get Info window. You will instead need to Control-click on Eudora, choose Show Package Contents, and move the files between the PlugIns and PlugIns Disabled folders.)

Eudora 5
Delete the SpamSieve Eudora Helper file and also run the Uninstall Eudora Helper program that came with SpamSieve. (To access the uninstaller, choose Show Other Scripts from the SpamSieve menu.)
Outlook Express
The scripts are located in the Script Menu Items folder inside Microsoft User Data (which is probably in your Documents folder).
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