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4.2   Whitelisting Previous Recipients

For added safety, you can specify that addresses that you’ve sent mail to will never send you spam. To do this in:

Apple Mail
Open the Rules section of Mail’s Preferences window and edit the SpamSieve rule. Change the condition that says Every Message to Sender is not in my Previous Recipients. Mail will then assume that such messages are good, without showing them to SpamSieve.
Entourage
Create an outgoing rule that uses this AppleScript to add your messages’ recipients to SpamSieve’s whitelist.
Mailsmith
Create a rule that uses this AppleScript to add your sent messages’ recipients to SpamSieve’s whitelist.
Outlook
Create an outgoing rule that uses this AppleScript to add your messages’ recipients to SpamSieve’s whitelist.
Postbox
Select Do not mark mail as junk if the sender is in Collected Addresses in Postbox’s Accounts preferences.
PowerMail
Create an outgoing filter that uses this AppleScript to add your messages’ recipients to SpamSieve’s whitelist.

For Apple Mail and Postbox the above settings will completely hide these messages from SpamSieve. Thus:

  1. You might not want to do this if you regularly receive spam messages that are forged so as to appear as though they were sent from one of your previous correspondents. SpamSieve won’t see the messages, so it will have no chance of catching them.
  2. SpamSieve will not be able to auto-train itself with these messages. You should be sure to manually train it with some examples of these messages, so that it has seen some examples of good messages with this type of content.
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