November 14th, 2006

Vanitas desk

Come back, mail!

Ever since I upgraded from Mac OS 10.3* to 10.4, I've been mighty suspicious of the Baysian filters in Mail. They really weren't very responsive any more. More and more spam cascades through to my inbox.

Today's word-search-based trawl of my spam folder was the final straw: Mail had misidentified mail from a publisher as spam for the third time, and had inexplicably caught one from next term's employer a few days back. (The publisher I could sort of understand, seeing the odd spamesque features in the email.)

I've reset the filters, but I'm not counting on the solution being so easy. We'll see.