SpamSieve 2.9.19

January 27th, 2015 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.19 of SpamSieve is now available. This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Works with Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.10.2. It’s easiest if you update to SpamSieve 2.9.19 before updating to Mac OS X 10.10.2. In any case, if you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu. Otherwise, with the SpamSieve plug-in not installed, Mail will move good messages to the spam mailbox without consulting SpamSieve.
  • To make future OS updates smoother:
    • You can wait to update Mac OS X until a new version of SpamSieve has been released. The latest compatibility information is always available at the top of the SpamSieve Support page. To prevent Mac OS X from updating itself without asking you, go to the App Store section of System Preferences and make sure that Install OS X updates is unchecked.
    • You can sign up to receive the public beta versions of SpamSieve. Then you will likely already have a compatible version of SpamSieve installed when the OS update first becomes available.
  • Added the Uninstall Apple Mail Plug-In… command in the SpamSieve menu.
  • SpamSieve is now more aggressive about auto-training whitelist rules to prevent false positives.
  • SpamSieve is now 33% faster at reading the corpus and 48% faster at writing it. This improves the launch time and overall application responsiveness.
  • The Apple Mail Train as Good command is better at determining when a message is inside of a junk mailbox with a localized name.
  • The Apple Mail - Remote Training script no longer times out when there are lots of messages in the training mailbox. It also has new options for changing the name of the spam mailbox and for enabling debug logging.
  • The Apple Mail - SaneBox and Apple Mail - Server Junk Mailbox scripts now set the junk status and color for spam messages.
  • Added the following sections to the manual:
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Added improved instructions for installing and running supplemental AppleScripts.
  • If Outlook reports an error when creating the Uncertain Junk category, SpamSieve now explains how you can create it manually.
  • SpamSieve can now log the contents of the LaunchAgents folder if there is a problem.
  • When the SpamSieve application is damaged and needs to be reinstalled, it now links to some more extensive online instructions for doing so.
  • Improved the error reporting when SpamSieve’s log file can’t be written to.
  • If there’s an error removing the old copy of the Apple Mail plug-in and fixing the file permissions/ownership doesn’t help, SpamSieve now instructs you how to remove the file manually.
  • Improved the text in the Welcome window. Also, the window is now shown later in the launch process so that the referenced Help menu is available.
  • The About SpamSieve window now uses the new system font on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • The About SpamSieve window now uses the system language names when crediting localizers, to reduce the number of strings that localizers need to keep up-to-date.
  • Increased the font size in the Software Update… window on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Added the ShowResetAlert user default to show the corpus/history reset window if the user can’t hold down the proper modifier keys.
  • Added QuitMailWhenMacSleeps to the esoteric preferences. This quits Mail when the Mac sleeps and relaunches it when the Mac wakes. This works around an OS bug that can cause messages not to be moved to the Spam mailbox if Mail received them right after the Mac woke from sleep.
  • Worked around a string encoding bug in Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Fixed a bug where the Apple Mail plug-in would cause unnecessary messages about LSUIElement and the sandbox to be logged to Console.
  • Fixed a bug where a change in system font metrics caused some text in the Preferences and Statistics windows to be truncated.
  • Fixed spurious log messages from SpamSieveHelper when running on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Added defensive check to prevent trying to fix the ownership of certain folders.
  • Fixed a bug where toolbar buttons in the rules and corpus windows were always enabled when running on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Worked around an OS bug that prevented bookmark files from being resolved.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause SpamSieve’s log file to be created in the wrong location.
  • Updated the German and Spanish localizations.

SpamSieve 2.9.19 works with Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.10 and requires an e-mail client. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of SpamSieve, please see the version history.