SpamSieve 2.9.20

The following was posted on the SpamSieve blog:

Error Handling
  • SpamSieve will now recreate the log file’s folder if it unexpectedly disappears after the application has launched, perhaps due to CleanApp. If this affects you, SpamSieve will make a note in the Console log.
  • Improved SpamSieve’s error handling and recovery when there is an error creating or updating the log file.
  • The Uninstall Apple Mail Plug-In… command will now retry if there’s an error communicating with Mail and report a better error if it still doesn’t succeed.
  • When training from Apple Mail, SpamSieve will now report a better error if it detects that the necessary SpamSieveHelper application is not running.
  • If SpamSieve detects that one of its files is missing, i.e. that the application is damaged, it now presents a better error message.
  • When there is an error reading the corpus or history database, the error alert now has a clickable Help button instead of inline URL text.
  • The Entourage scripts can now log errors to Console.
  • SpamSieve will now log an error if it’s not installed in the Applications folder, as this can prevent proper functioning with Airmail (due to sandbox restrictions).
  • Improved the error message if Apple Mail can’t launch SpamSieve.
  • Errors for corrupt files now link to the relevant Web pages that explain how to fix them.
  • Improved the error message when you’re using a version of SpamSieve that’s too old for your version of Apple Mail.
  • Improved error reporting when a temporary folder cannot be created.
  • Improved the error message for incorrect serial numbers.
  • SpamSieve now reports permissions information if there’s an error opening the statistics database.
Bug Fixes
  • Worked around a bug where Microsoft Outlook does not always correctly return a message’s source. This could lead to spam messages being classified as good because SpamSieve had no information to work from. To get this fix, choose Install Outlook Scripts from the SpamSieve menu.
  • Worked around a text conversion bug in Mac OS X 10.10.3.
  • SpamSieve will no longer repeatedly try to fix a file’s owner if ownership is ignored on the volume.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve could report an internal error if it received an Apple event while in the process of quitting.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an internal error writing to SpamSieve’s log file when the application was quitting.
  • Fixed a regression where the Outlook 14 installer didn’t properly migrate installed script files.
  • Fixed a bug abbreviating long rules in the log.
  • Date formatters now use the POSIX local where appropriate.

SpamSieve 2.9.20 works with Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.10 and requires an e-mail client. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of SpamSieve, please see the version history.