JunkMatcher
JunkMatcher
1.6.1

4.4

JunkMatcher free download for Mac

JunkMatcher

1.6.1
25 August 2005

Spam filter add-on for Mail.app.

Overview

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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Larry Fransson
30 November 2003

Most helpful

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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Version 0.52
Bepe
29 May 2014
No more news about this project (Mai 2014 ?)
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Version 1.6.1
Ubucraig
26 January 2007
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.
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Version 1.6.1
Blaughlin
01 May 2006
Any Chance of doing it Universal Binary?
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Version 1.6.1
Digger1995
09 January 2006
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!
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
11 November 2005
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.
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Version 1.6.1
2 answer(s)
Rayfromnm
Rayfromnm
02 December 2005
The developer has a fix. It's not a Tiger issue, it's an issue of upgrading from 1.5.8 to 1.6.0 or above. See the "Junkmatcher How-To" section under Help. He describes a couple of easy fixes if Junkmatcher stops working after you've upgraded. It stopped working for me, but when I used his solution to fix the problem, everything works great again. Terrific product! Thanks to Junkmatcher team for keeping it free!
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Version 1.6.1
Dushi64
Dushi64
31 August 2006
I have installed it as well and MAIL app. keeps crashing the moment it starts retrieving mail. I have removed JunkMatcher but MAIL keeps crashing how do I fully restore?
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
20 October 2005
JunkMatcher is great! I receive daily about 30 spam messages and the program now detects almost everything.
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
07 September 2005
Tremendous. For the majority of spam, a simple install will suffice.
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
26 August 2005
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.
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
25 August 2005
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?
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Version 1.6.1
2 answer(s)
Macupdate-t-spambuster1
Macupdate-t-spambuster1
25 August 2005
Did you try downloading from one of the other Sourceforge mirror sites? I had no problem.
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
28 August 2005
The sourceforge site says they're down for maintenance, at least as of this weekend.
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
25 August 2005
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.
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Version 1.6.1
Free

4.4

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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