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Exclude my addresses

I’m getting quite a bit of mail from “me”. I have “Exclude my addresses” checked in preferences. Here’s an example from the log:

Predicted: Good (0)
Subject: RE: DISCOUNT ID79010 70% 0FF on Pfizer !
From: chris@heartwoodmedia.com
Identifier: hx08ly6jBQGSJZ/nC46BMA==
Reason: sender <chris@heartwoodmedia.com> in address book
Date: 2009-06-13 09:35:54 -0400

Predicted: Good (0)
Subject: DataArt Newsletters 723
From: chris@heartwoodmedia.com
Identifier: hdUnvxljBWe529T5r+1AEQ==
Reason: sender <chris@heartwoodmedia.com> in address book
Date: 2009-06-13 09:35:54 -0400

Predicted: Good (0)
Subject: Party plan
From: chris@heartwoodmedia.com
Identifier: oAVNW/fSemmfo000NugFDA==
Reason: sender <chris@heartwoodmedia.com> in address book
Date: 2009-06-13 09:35:54 -0400

I’ve checked the setup and re-created the spamsieve rule in Apple Mail. Everything else seems to be working well. What am I missing?

It looks like SpamSieve doesn’t know that’s your address, because it isn’t listed on the “Me” card in Address Book.

Thanks Michael, I’ve made that “my” card and I’ll see how that works.

Same problem here, but my address is listed on the “Me” card in Address Book (as well as in the Blocklist with a “contains”).

SS works great otherwise.

Thoughts?

The blocklist is irrelevant because for safety reasons the address book has higher precedence. Does your log file say:

Reason: sender <user@domain> in address book

If so, the possibilities I see are:

  1. You don’t have “Exclude my addresses” checked in SpamSieve’s preferences.
  2. The address on the Me card does not match the one in the log.
  3. The address is not in one of the e-mail fields on the Me card.
  4. The address is on your card, but Address Book doesn’t think it’s the Me card.

Just found that Eudora had put the address in its address book. That was the problem.

I had forgotten the clue you provided to that on p. 29 of your manual – “Eudora automatically adds your recipients to its History List, which is considered to be part of the address book.”

Thanks,
humanengr