Greetings! I want to start out by saying that SpamSieve is a wonderful product - has made email a usable tool again for me. Being able to ignore the 92% of my incoming messages that are spam (and that’s after the server-side spam filtration that my ISP provides) is so liberating. (Running at 99.8% accuracy!) Thank you.
Okay, enough sucking up
I have a question about message counts, specifically related to when I delete messages from my Spam folder. My normal use case is to let the Spam messages collect for a day; I then scan them in the morning when I wake up. At that time I do any necessary training, and then delete all of the “true spam” (Select All, Delete from Mail). On a typical day I will have 80-100 messages in the Spam folder, per the folder message count. What’s confusing for me is that the confirmation dialog box that Mail displays frequently has a different (invariably higher) message count; that confirmation count is quite often >150% of the Spam folder message count. Since I don’t manually delete spam messages during the day, I’m a bit confused about why the counts differ.
My working hypothesis is that this is a timing thing, and that the “invisible” messages are in my Trash folder, but haven’t yet been deleted from the Trash. Does that make sense, or is there something else going on here?
Mail 8.2 (2104)
Thanks for your help!