One way to use SpamFilter.
You start using SpamFilter
according to the recommendations, for say 2 weeks. Then you turn on
'Deliver Yellow Mail', insert a filter in your mail client (Outlook
Express, Netscape Messenger, Eudora, whatever you use) that says "If
the subject begins with '<spamFilter' and the subject contains
'yellow>' then move the mail message to the folder Maybespam" and of
course create the mail folder Maybespam.
For me it works very
well, I usually get 3 messages in my Inbox and 10 in my Maybespam per
day. And I don't need to check YellowMail on the NCF website. I'm
keeping a list of senders that I wish to eventually add to the Sorting
Rules, but it's so short I may update the Sorting Rules only every 6
months or so.
Before SpamFilter, I had
SpamAssassin set to flag scores of 4.0 or more as ***SPAM***, was
downloading all mail (2000 messages/month) and had mail client filters
to steer messages with spam scores beginning with 4, 5 or 6 into my
Maybespam folder and another filter to junk the remaining ***SPAM***
messages. (I rarely had to deal with messages scored at 42.5 for
About "...eventually adding to the Sorting Rules":
You could get the host IP from the email headers and create a rule. You
would generally use for this the last (chronologically) non-NCF IP, in
other words the IP from the second Received: header.
if you do not wish to inspect mail headers, every 6 months or so simply
turn off 'Deliver Yellow Mail' for a couple of weeks and proceed to
adjust your Sorting Rules in the regular fashion, as per the spamFilter
Hope this helps,