I have 2 macs at home an iMac and a MBAir on both I am using SpamSieve <2.9.6> on Mac OS X <10.7.5> on Mail.app <5.3 (build 1283)>
For the first time today I noticed two never before seen issues after years of issue free use of SpamSieve. I observed this first on the iMac.
The Mail.app Junk mail filtering preference turned itself ON spontaneously. I noticed this when it flagged a message as possible Junk. I immediately turned this flag off in Mail.app preferences. Then I Quit Mail.app and restarted it to discover the Junk flag was back on. I repeated this with the same result. I then tried this on the MBAir and noticed the same problem. Junk mail flag was ON spontaneously. I turned it off. Quit Mail.app and launched it again to find the Junk flag back ON.
On the iMac when I quit Mail.app SpamSieve does not quit as expected. However SpamSieve does launch with Mail.app
On the MBAir when I quit Mail.app SpamSieve also quits as normal and launches with Mail.app
For this Junk mail filtering preference to suddenly start on both of my macs suggests it might be a bug rather than a corrupted preference file.
I have check Software Update and my Mac OS is up to date.
What do you suggest?
For now I will have to turn off Mail.app’s Junk mail option each time I launch SpamSieve.
If necessary, I will delete Mail.app’s preferences on one of my Macs to see if this resolves the issue.
I found no posts on this issue here and one post on Apple Support Communities on this topic without replies at: Junk Mail Filter Keeps Enabling Itself