Based on a suggestion that was made just after the iPhone came out, I have set up the following scenario to minimize the amount of spam I receive on my notebook:
Home desktop, running 10.4.11, mail.app:
Have an IMAP account called “Spam Catcher” that processes email every 5 minutes, and uses SpamSieve to move Spammy messages to a local “SPAM folder”, leaving all other messages in the InBox. Seems to work well, catches almost 1000 messages a day.
Notebook, running Leopard 10.5.2, mail.app as well
POP3 account that processes email every 15 minutes, and uses SpamSieve to move Spammy messages to local SPAM folder. My intent was that this would only be messages that “sneak through” the Spam Catcher (timing issues). I’m catching a lot of “duplicates” from the Desktop.
Here’s my question: I’m noticing a lot of identical messages in the SPAM folders on BOTH machines which makes me think that on the Desktop SpamSieve isn’t actually “moving” them from InBox folder to the SPAM folder, but somehow leaving them in the InBox.
I’m not sure that’s what’s really happening, but why would the same exact SPAM messages be in both SPAM folders (based on “View Raw Source”). Can you think of any reason why the Desktop didn’t remove these messages from the InBox properly? Maybe a timing issue?
TIA for any advice…