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6.2.7   Use Growl global notification system

Growl is a third-party application that can enhance SpamSieve’s notification abilities. Once you have downloaded and installed Growl, the next time SpamSieve is launched it will use Growl to notify you when new messages arrive. If you are not using Growl, turn off this option in order to improve performance.

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The following notifications are available:

Good Message Count
This notification mimics the red number in SpamSieve’s Dock icon (see Show number of new good messages in Dock). After a batch of good messages arrives, it tells you how many new messages there are and then fades away.
Good Messages (in Address Book)
This posts one notification for each good message that arrives (where the sender is in your address book), showing the message’s subject, the first few lines of its body, and (if possible) a picture of the sender.
Good Messages (Not in Address Book)
This posts one notification for each good message that arrives (where the sender is not in your address book), showing the message’s subject and the first few lines of its body.
Uncertain Spam
This notification helps you spot false positives by telling you when a message has arrived that SpamSieve thinks is spam, but that may actually be good. For more information, see the A spam message is uncertain if preference. By watching these notifications, you can spot false positives without having to look through the entire contents of the spam folder in your mail program. Unlike the other notifications, Uncertain Spam notifications will persist until you click to dismiss them. Clicking to close the notification does not change whether SpamSieve thinks the message is spam. For messages that are actually spam, you don’t need to do anything. For messages that are not spam, you should find the message in your mail program’s spam mailbox and train it as good.

You can customize the notification style and enable/disable notifications:

Growl 2.x
Open the Growl application and choose Preferences… from the Growl menu. Click on the Applications tab and select SpamSieve at the left of the window.
Growl 1.3.x
Choose Open Growl Preferences… from the Growl menu.
Growl 1.2
Open the Growl pane in System Preferences.
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