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2.6.1   Granting Full Disk Access

As discussed in the Security & Privacy Access section, SpamSieve needs Full Disk Access in order to fully function.

To Grant Full Disk Access on macOS 13 Ventura

  1. Go to System Settings ‣ Privacy & Security ‣ Full Disk Access. (You can also click here to go directly to Full Disk Access.)

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  2. Click the + button indicated by the red arrow and choose SpamSieve from your Applications folder. Click Quit & Reopen if applicable. SpamSieve should now appear in the list as checked.

  3. Double-click the SpamSieve icon to relaunch it if it is not already open.

To Grant Full Disk Access on macOS 10.14 Through macOS 12

  1. Go to the Security & Privacy pane of System Preferences and click on the Privacy tab. Then scroll down and click on Full Disk Access. (You can also click here to go directly to Full Disk Access.)

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  2. If the lock button in the lower left corner of the window is locked, click on it, enter your Mac’s login password, and click Unlock so that you are allowed to make changes.

  3. Click the + button and choose SpamSieve from your Applications folder. Click Quit Now if applicable. SpamSieve should now appear in the list as checked.

  4. Double-click the SpamSieve icon to relaunch it.

Troubleshooting Full Disk Access

In rare cases, SpamSieve may not appear in the Full Disk Access list after you add it. You can enter this command in Terminal:

tccutil reset SystemPolicyAllFiles

to reset the system’s database of Full Disk Access privileges and then try adding SpamSieve again.

If you still aren’t able to add SpamSieve, see the Troubleshooting Privacy Access section.

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