Enabling/Disabling SeaMonkey's junk e-mail filter:

The latest version of SeaMonkey Mail comes with built-in junk e-mail filters.  Junk e-mail filters are a series of rules that detect whether an e-mail is spam or not.  When enabled, these junk mail controls, along with any other filters you create, can reduce dramatically the amount of spam you have to endure.  The following tutorial explains how to enable these controls.

On the Toolbar, click Tools and select Junk Mail Controls from the menu.

The Junk Mail Controls window opens.

Account  =  Select the e-mail account to which you'd like to apply these controls.

Check the box Enable junk mail controls.
Check the box Do not mark messages as junk mail if the sender is in my address book.  This helps ensure SeaMonkey won't detect messages as spam if sent to you from people you know.

Select which address book from the drop-down menu.

Check the box Move incoming messages determined to be junk mail to.

You can either choose to move automatically the messages SeaMonkey determines to be junk to the Junk folder or to the trash.

If you'd like you can enable the option When I manually mark messages as Junk.

SeaMonkey will either Move them to the "Junk" folder or Delete them.

Click the OK button to close the window.


A new Junk folder appears in the Local Folders list.

SeaMonkey will place the spam it catches in the Junk folder.

From time to time, SeaMonkey won't catch a spam message.  Because of its adaptive filter, you can train SeaMonkey to catch similar messages next time.

To help train SeaMonkey, right click the spam messages and select Mark -> As Junk from the menus.

SeaMonkey then sends the message to the Junk folder.


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