JunkMatcher
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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
What's New
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.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later





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JunkMatcher User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Raven. tipped on 18 May 2007
Love to see this on UB!
I miss this one :o(
Raven.
[Version 1.6.1]


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ubucraig reviewed on 26 Jan 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.
[Version 1.6.1]


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blaughlin commented on 01 May 2006
Any Chance of doing it Universal Binary?
[Version 1.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Nov 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.
[Version 1.6.1]

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rayfromnm replied on 02 Dec 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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dushi64 commented on 31 Aug 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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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Oct 2005
JunkMatcher is great! I receive daily about 30 spam messages and the program now detects almost everything.
[Version 1.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2005
Tremendous.

For the majority of spam, a simple install will suffice.
[Version 1.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Aug 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.
[Version 1.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 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?
[Version 1.6.1]

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Macupdate.t.spambuster1 replied on 25 Aug 2005
Did you try downloading from one of the other Sourceforge mirror sites? I had no problem.
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Anonymous commented on 28 Aug 2005
The sourceforge site says they're down for maintenance, at least as of this weekend.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 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.
[Version 1.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Aug 2005
great software and keeps getting better. Thanks!
[Version 1.6]


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digger1995 had trouble on 09 Jan 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!
[Version 1.6.1]


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Petr1 had trouble on 23 Aug 2005
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!
[Version 1.6]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Aug 2005
was that a joke?

by leaving your email available to the whole world on a website your easy prey for people to send you loads of spam!
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Anonymous commented on 23 Aug 2005
Uhh - since Petr so clearly demonstrates interest for a spam-blocker like this one, one should be polite enough to presume that he already have taken the appropriate measures, smart-al.
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Version Downloads:8,010
Type:Internet : Email
License:Free
Date:25 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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