JunkMatcher
JunkMatcher
1.6.1

4.4

JunkMatcher free download for Mac

JunkMatcher for Mac1.6.1

25 August 2005

Spam filter add-on for Mail.app.

What is JunkMatcher for Mac

JunkMatcher filters spam using powerful regular expressions, IP query against multiple blacklists (such as SpamCop.net) and various other techniques such as email property matching, HTML final rendering matching, etc. You can match against almost every bit of a message (including attachment filenames and charsets), and the raw material for matching is cleaned out for you to defeat some of the tricks spammers use to obfuscate their messages.

JunkMatcher can be added to Mail.app as a rule so it can be used hand-in-hand with Mail.app's built-in (statistical) junk filter. Users can decide what actions to take on the matched messages (mark as junk/read/flagged/colored, move them to Junk/Trash mailbox etc.).

A self-contained GUI - JunkMatcher Central is also included so you can conduct "Email forensics": testing and building your regular expression patterns, browsing the log file of the past matchings, etc. You can even report spam to SpamCop.net directly from the log window. Many settings are also available in it so you can customize the entire matching process to your heart's content.

What's new in JunkMatcher

Version 1.6.1:
  • Bug fixed: Fixed an installation issue for users upgrading from 1.5.8 or earlier. If everything has worked for you, you don't need to upgrade to this version.

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Bepe
Bepe
May 29 2014
1.6.1
0.0
May 29 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.1
No more news about this project (Mai 2014 ?)
Raven-
Raven-
May 18 2007
1.6.1
4.8
May 18 2007
4.8
Version: 1.6.1
Love to see this on UB! I miss this one :o( Raven.
Ubucraig
Ubucraig
Jan 26 2007
1.6.1
3.0
Jan 26 2007
3.0
Version: 1.6.1
Great when it worked. For weeks I used JunkMatcher in its default mode with terrific results (1Ghz PowerPC, 10.4.8). Dozens of Spam emails that Mail wasn't catching, we moved into the Junk folder, and highlighted so it was easy to see how well it was working. Then I went to the Apple Store to learn more about Spam Sieve vs. JunkMatcher. There was a person there who knew about both, and I learned how to use the train as ham/train as spam function, and how to make some of the tests "hard." Within 48 hours of changing tests to "hard" and using train as spam about a dozen times, Mail began to act strangely: the Junk button would take a full minute to send mail to the Junk folder; the program would take two minutes to close; Junk Matcher itself would take five minutes to open - if at all. Attempts to reset JunkMatcher and Mail failed to correct the problems.Fortunately, all sysmptoms disappeared when I unistalled JunkMatcher. Fool that I am, I'm going to try JunkMatcher again, but leave it in default mode. If it acts up again, I'll move to Spam Sieve.
Blaughlin
Blaughlin
May 1 2006
1.6.1
0.0
May 1 2006
0.0
Version: 1.6.1
Any Chance of doing it Universal Binary?
Digger1995
Digger1995
Jan 9 2006
1.6.1
4.5
Jan 9 2006
4.5
Version: 1.6.1
Finally fixed a problem. I was having slow "move to junk" symptoms... started last November or so.. did not associate it with the install of JunkMatcher. If one has an old install of JM one needs to delete the JM application support folder in the user library. OR edit the JM tests and properties files therein, which is what I did. Working great now. OS X 10.3.9 Details in the JM Help menu!
Guest
Guest
Nov 11 2005
1.6.1
1.3
Nov 11 2005
1.3
Version: 1.6.1
I could not get it work with 10.4.3. The log file always is emty and if you try to open one mail in Junkmatcher it will crash. Always. I tried to install and uninstall the aplication a couple of times... The "manual" is not worth to mention. o.k. it is free but it does not work on my computer.
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2005
1.6.1
1.3
Oct 20 2005
1.3
Version: 1.6.1
JunkMatcher is great! I receive daily about 30 spam messages and the program now detects almost everything.
Guest
Guest
Sep 7 2005
1.6.1
1.3
Sep 7 2005
1.3
Version: 1.6.1
Tremendous. For the majority of spam, a simple install will suffice.
Guest
Guest
Aug 26 2005
1.6.1
1.3
Aug 26 2005
1.3
Version: 1.6.1
Pity it works only with Mail.app. Besides, doesn't (yet?) seem to offer an option to kill spam directly on server. Simply don't want this pest on my hard drive any more, not even in a Junk or Trash folder.
Guest
Guest
Aug 25 2005
1.6.1
1.3
Aug 25 2005
1.3
Version: 1.6.1
When I click on "download", I'm taken to a blank page at Sourceforge. I've experienced this same problem with other software download attempts from Sourceforge. Does anyone have an explanation?
Guest
Guest
Aug 25 2005
1.6.1
1.3
Aug 25 2005
1.3
Version: 1.6.1
Incredibly effective! It filters out everything so that I have no email to be bothered with! And that was after I turned off all the obviously useless rules like the ones to catch mail from anyone not in my address book. This is probably a wonderful toool if you can undersatnd and take the enormous time to set it up to do what you want. Or just use it as it comes and you'll have no more email to worry about.
Guest
Guest
Aug 23 2005
1.6
1.3
Aug 23 2005
1.3
Version: 1.6
great software and keeps getting better. Thanks!
Petr1
Petr1
Aug 23 2005
1.6
0.0
Aug 23 2005
0.0
Version: 1.6
Unfortunatelly when I click on the Download link, nothing happens. It only transfers me to a blank page and no download starts. Can you somebody please email me the DMG or SIT file? My email is: petr@vaclaveks.cz Many thanks!
Guest
Guest
Aug 7 2005
1.5.8
1.3
Aug 7 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.8
A powerful free program. Be sure to NOT run it from the Disk image. For advanced users, the internal style is similar to PithHelmet.
Guest
Guest
Aug 6 2005
1.5.8
1.3
Aug 6 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.8
Mail App knocks off 99% of spam, but i don't mind this picking up the stragglers.
Guest
Guest
Aug 5 2005
1.5.8
1.3
Aug 5 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.8
This has helped to catch SO much more spam than Mail.app's junk filter. I really like it. Not sure why Apple's filer isn't this sophisticated? Anyway - great app! Great work!
Guest
Guest
Jul 12 2005
1.5.6
1.3
Jul 12 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.6
Quits on launch on my system. NEver had this problem before.
Guest
Guest
Jun 13 2005
1.5.5
1.3
Jun 13 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.5
I have used this for ages and promted it, but now it just won't install, it says mail.app is running and it most definitely isn't and even if you install nayway, it can't install rules!! Have no idea, why it thinks its running, could it be because of another mailbundle like growl mail
Guest
Guest
May 31 2005
1.5.5
1.3
May 31 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.5
This works great! Thank you developers!
Guest
Guest
May 30 2005
1.5.4
0.0
May 30 2005
0.0
Version: 1.5.4
This thing is SO extremely helpful! Thank you!
Guest
Guest
May 30 2005
1.5.4
1.3
May 30 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.4
How does this compare to SpamSieve?
Leighla
Leighla
May 28 2005
1.5.3
5.0
May 28 2005
5.0
Version: 1.5.3
I just wanted to post my 5star review of this Application. I have never had the power to check Whois servers on my annoying email sources. You can analyze + edit all of these. Frankly I was never so impressed. Leighla
Guest
Guest
May 20 2005
1.5.3
1.3
May 20 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.3
Since I started using Junkmatcher a few days ago, not one spam email has gotten into my inbox. This thing just works and it is dead easy to use, or as complex as you want it to be. Until now I've never used any spam filter except the one in Mail.app, and with the addition of Junkmatcher, spam is history.
Guest
Guest
May 20 2005
1.5.3
1.3
May 20 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.3
I have always used and liked this mail utility, but I can't get it to install (having uninstalled the old one) ON MAIL.APP IN 10.4.1...IT SAYS mail is still running when I try to install!?
Guest
Guest
May 18 2005
1.5.3
1.3
May 18 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.3
Seems very featureful and flexible, but alas, the 10.4.1 Mail.app just crashes if it's installed. Fortunately an uninstallation procedure is clearly described on the web site, and resolves the crash. I'm looking forward to trying a more stable version in the future.
Guest
Guest
May 18 2005
1.5.3
1.3
May 18 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.3
Tried it recently. Works! Easy to use. I'm running OS X 10.3.9
Guest
Guest
May 17 2005
1.5.3
1.3
May 17 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.3
Always gets better and the price remains FREE. Wonderful anti-SPAM tool. Haven't moved to Tiger yet, so I can only say it works flawlessly with Panther.
Guest
Guest
May 15 2005
1.5.2
1.3
May 15 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.2
This version 1.5.2 adds support for TIGER. Click on RELEASE NOTES and you can read for yourself.
Guest
Guest
May 5 2005
1.5.1
1.3
May 5 2005
1.3
Version: 1.5.1
GREAT PROGRAM, but can't be used in Tiger. Please release and update.
Thevzitor
Thevzitor
May 4 2005
1.5.1
4.0
May 4 2005
4.0
Version: 1.5.1
Tiger not supported, unfortunately. When will this be ? Absolutely indispensable. Can't do without ! Please, an update...
Macmend-com
Macmend-com
Apr 23 2005
1.5.1
2.8
Apr 23 2005
2.8
Version: 1.5.1
I always liked this, then I downloaded this version, and it will not install the plugin, it says mail.app is running even when it isn't. I tried manually installing the plugin but it doesn't like that either
Guest
Guest
Jan 20 2005
1.19c
0.0
Jan 20 2005
0.0
Version: 1.19c
I have always like this app nad tried some others spam fire and spam sieve and couldn 't get on with them. However, now the prefs won't open, and I am not even sure if it is doing its job.
Guest
Guest
Aug 14 2004
1.19
1.3
Aug 14 2004
1.3
Version: 1.19
SpamCop automatic reporting no longer works, since SpamCop has changed its log-in procedure. Hopefully the next version will address this. Also, MacUpdate lists this as both "JunkMatcher" and "JunkMatcher Central," which makes it impossible to add it to my MacUpdate Desktop list--it searches unsuccessfully for "JunkMatcher Central."
Guest
Guest
Aug 10 2004
1.18
1.3
Aug 10 2004
1.3
Version: 1.18
Great stuff! Mail's filter does a good job for the most part, and this picks up everything else!
Guest
Guest
Jun 11 2004
1.18
1.3
Jun 11 2004
1.3
Version: 1.18
I just can't seem to download this program. Anyone else having problems?
Guest
Guest
Jun 3 2004
1.17
1.3
Jun 3 2004
1.3
Version: 1.17
This version is working fine for me, as did the previous version. Kudos to great freeware!
Sherlock42
Sherlock42
May 13 2004
1.15
0.0
May 13 2004
0.0
Version: 1.15
Is anyone else having trouble with the latest release? Version 1.14 was catching _everything_, absolutely every piece of spam. Version 1.15 installed without a hitch, and I still have all the patterns checked in JMC, but now it is catching nothing.
Guest
Guest
May 12 2004
1.15
0.0
May 12 2004
0.0
Version: 1.15
Love it! It does what it's supposed to do, and does it damn well. And it's free as well, despite the frequent updates and the quality of the product. Keep up the great work!
Bmalam
Bmalam
May 3 2004
1.14
5.0
May 3 2004
5.0
Version: 1.14
Kudos on a marvelous application! Dot-mac has been pretty good up until a few months ago at keeping spam at bay. JM works like a charm. The best part is the image-blocking, as I am no longer forced to view h*rny coeds when deleting filtered messages. An elegant touch. Again, THANK YOU!!!
Guest
Guest
Apr 30 2004
1.14
0.0
Apr 30 2004
0.0
Version: 1.14
Today's news: Scott Richter sues Spamcop http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20040430_112422.html
Raven-
Raven-
Apr 27 2004
1.14
4.8
Apr 27 2004
4.8
Version: 1.14
I love it, killing all that spam 100% !! The best spamkiller! easy to use!
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2004
1.14
1.3
Apr 26 2004
1.3
Version: 1.14
Not need to say more: Best anti-spam filter out there!!!
Guest
Guest
Apr 7 2004
1.11
1.3
Apr 7 2004
1.3
Version: 1.11
Here is the question: should we fight back? Since JM now collects bad sites, there might be good use of the info. E.g., send a few packets to the site, download randomly and repeatedly from the sites, etc. This should consume some of the spamvertised websites. But the concern is the possible friendly fire, and the waste of bandwidth.
Guest
Guest
Apr 5 2004
1.10
1.3
Apr 5 2004
1.3
Version: 1.10
Simple - effective - I have been running 100% Spam filtered and 0% false positives for almost 60 days now. Thank You!
Guest
Guest
Mar 29 2004
1.10
1.3
Mar 29 2004
1.3
Version: 1.10
Import a Pattern Tweak in this latest version?? What's the developer talking about? See the sixth bullet down in the What's New.
Amonre
Amonre
Mar 28 2004
1.09
4.8
Mar 28 2004
4.8
Version: 1.09
Awesome. Can't say more. Works perfectly.
Guest
Guest
Mar 14 2004
1.08
1.3
Mar 14 2004
1.3
Version: 1.08
This is from developer: Due to a missing utility (install_name_tool to be exact) that exists on my Mac but not on everyone's, you might have noticed JM didn't catch any spam after installing 1.08! I've since fixed the problem and please re-download the file from the same location. My sincere apology. (BTW, PLEASE let me know if you want to be a tester - you know, goof of this kind should not have happened in the first place)
Guest
Guest
Mar 14 2004
1.08
1.3
Mar 14 2004
1.3
Version: 1.08
FREE THE WEB! JunkMatcher and Pithhelmet, now available on Mac OS X. :)
Heymini
Heymini
Mar 8 2004
1.06
5.0
Mar 8 2004
5.0
Version: 1.06
Had a slight problem with my Mail.app 'unexpectedly quiting' with the latest version of JunkMatcher. E-Mailed the author and got a prompt response and suggestions for a fix. Now works brilliantly again. 5 Stars all round and 6 for the Author.
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2004
1.0.5
1.3
Mar 1 2004
1.3
Version: 1.0.5
I've liked this since before version 1.0. It just keeps getting better every time! With just a little bit of time and tuning, it has become nearly 100% accurate.
Heymini
Heymini
Feb 23 2004
1.0
5.0
Feb 23 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0
This is just BRILLIANT!! It takes the standard Mail.app spam filter and turns it into a SUPER-SPAM filter. Having a web site i get 100-150 e-mails a day, this filter has not failed yet.. Just take some time and follow the simple install instructions and it will work perfectly.
Guest
Guest
Feb 22 2004
1.0
1.3
Feb 22 2004
1.3
Version: 1.0
Good, fast, reliable and one of the best or maybe just the best SpamKiller!! And I kills not only Spam but also Viruses via mail if you install more info ;)
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2004
0.99c
1.3
Feb 19 2004
1.3
Version: 0.99c
This App is AWESOME! Thanks so much for creating this, I've been looking for something like this for awhile. I highly recommend this to everyone.
Guest
Guest
Jan 23 2004
0.99
1.3
Jan 23 2004
1.3
Version: 0.99
This guy is a genius..check out his site!
Guest
Guest
Jan 23 2004
0.99
1.3
Jan 23 2004
1.3
Version: 0.99
Super boulot ! Enfin délivré de ces spams. Sur 100 mails ce week-end, 98 spams ! Tous filtrés...
Guest
Guest
Jan 12 2004
0.98
1.3
Jan 12 2004
1.3
Version: 0.98
Thank goodness I discovered this app (on Mac OSX Hints site)--I've been running it for about a week, and it has made Mail so much more usable! One question: the install instructions don't say anything about how to install updates--is there anything special to do, other than copying the new versions of JunkMatcher to the scripts folder, and JunkMatcher Central to apps folder? Thanks for all your work on this!
Guest
Guest
Jan 11 2004
0.98
1.3
Jan 11 2004
1.3
Version: 0.98
The last few releases have been terrific. It's stable and is doing a fine job. This is much better than the expensive alternatives.
Guest
Guest
Jan 6 2004
0.97
1.3
Jan 6 2004
1.3
Version: 0.97
Lesson learned: don't release pre-release software for download! (well, DUH!)
Guest
Guest
Jan 5 2004
0.97
0.0
Jan 5 2004
0.0
Version: 0.97
So far, this has been a great adjunct to the mail app. It keeps getting better and catching more stuff! Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Dec 31 2003
0.95
1.3
Dec 31 2003
1.3
Version: 0.95
Ease up. I need this program and am prepared to go along with what is an argued and studied attempt to cure my most problematic email problem. apad
Guest
Guest
Dec 24 2003
0.87
1.3
Dec 24 2003
1.3
Version: 0.87
Folks: This is pre-release software. Save the ratings for after it's released as 1.0 and give the author a break. BTW - REs simply *rock*. Great stuff. Remember: "A one character regular expression is a regular expression that matches whatever the one character regular expression matches."
Guest
Guest
Dec 23 2003
0.87
0.0
Dec 23 2003
0.0
Version: 0.87
I'm the author of this app. Let me try to explain why it's so darn hard to write this app (some technical details follow). Q: Why can't you move a matched message during the messagee downloading stage? A: Because for some bizarre reason if a message is moved from a POP inbox before downloading finishes, Mail.app will not remove the message from the server even if it's told so. So I had to separate downloading and matching into two stages, and this presents at least two challenges: 1. Need to have a reliable way to know when downloading starts and finishes inside Mail.app 2. Need to collect the info about the incoming messages The solution to the first involves a loop waiting for Mail.app to become idle. BUT I can't let each incoming message trigger this waiting loop (100 messages would imply 100 processes!). So a locking mechanism must be thought out to ensure only one message triggers the waiting loop. The solution to the 2nd challenge is to place appropriate locks on the queue files so when multiple incoming messages *simultaneously* trigger the queue updating action, the queue files would still be in a consistent state. Adding to this complexity is that Mail.app apparently can't successfully connect to a second account if processing of an incoming message has taken too long. This implies I can only start a background process in junkMatcher.scpt. (the symptom of this is a message "Connect to xxx..." shows for a long while and timeout) So you see, simple limitations (moving messages from POP inbox, and time limit on processing each message) have caused great pain in engineering the workaround, and has increased the complexity of this supposedly simple app tremendously. For people feeling it's been updated too frequently, I hope this partly explains why. If anyone is willing to be a tester before I hit Macupdate again, please do let me know.
Guest
Guest
Dec 23 2003
0.87
0.0
Dec 23 2003
0.0
Version: 0.87
This program has worked extremely well for me so far. I highly recommend it. But 4 updates a week is getting reeeeeeaallllllyyyy annoying. You might want to pull the program and release it when you have all these bugs worked out. That's my only complaint. But it is a big one.
Guest
Guest
Dec 16 2003
0.82
1.3
Dec 16 2003
1.3
Version: 0.82
Didn't work, and I find it ironic that an anti-spam tool has spammed my macupdate account with 7 emailed update notices in the past few days. Highly not recommended.
Guest
Guest
Dec 16 2003
0.81
1.3
Dec 16 2003
1.3
Version: 0.81
Great idea, and cool functionality, but makes my Mail.app hang :(
Guest
Guest
Dec 16 2003
0.81
0.0
Dec 16 2003
0.0
Version: 0.81
This program keeps getting better and better. With Mail.app's junk filter and a couple rules of my own, I now catch 100 percent of spam, with fewer than one percent false positives. This works very, very well.
Guest
Guest
Dec 3 2003
0.54
1.3
Dec 3 2003
1.3
Version: 0.54
This is a really nice program. I've noticed it catches more than junk, but that's OK, easy enough to train Apple's mail app to identify non-junk. I hope the developer keeps improving it. It's a very fine effort and a great concept.
Co2
Co2
Dec 2 2003
0.53
0.0
Dec 2 2003
0.0
Version: 0.53
Hasn't worked correctly for me yet, but the author has been extremely responsive, and am sure it'll be sorted out (whether by Apple deciding to debug Mail, or by Ben's own time!) ;o)
Guest
Guest
Nov 30 2003
0.52
0.0
Nov 30 2003
0.0
Version: 0.52
With 0.52, he seems to have fixed the only remaining problem I had found. This is a great filter! It catches the stuff that still gets through Mail's filters. Using this in conjunction with the SpamCop.mailbundle, my spam filtering and reporting time has been reduced to a fraction of what it used to be.
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