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Post Posted July 26th, 2019, 11:08 am

Hi,

I was wondering if there is differences between the different junk mail filters in the individual accounts junk settings - SpamAssassin, Bogofilter, DSPAM, etc. Which one should I select, if any? Could anyone point me towards any info on the topic?

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Post Posted July 26th, 2019, 3:06 pm

See this for info on SpamAssassin -- https://support.tigertech.net/thunderbird-assassin

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Post Posted July 27th, 2019, 7:15 pm

This doesn't exactly answer my question...

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Post Posted July 28th, 2019, 5:42 am

No, it doesn't but it does provide information on making use of one of those applications with Thunderbird.

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Post Posted July 28th, 2019, 10:19 am

ichthyosaurus wrote:Hi,

I was wondering if there is differences between the different junk mail filters in the individual accounts junk settings - SpamAssassin, Bogofilter, DSPAM, etc. Which one should I select, if any? Could anyone point me towards any info on the topic?

Thank you!

It's hard to determine your knowledge level from the question, so forgive me if this is too basic ...

Unless you're planning on installing one of these as an application on your local computer, then you should select whichever junk filter your mail server has installed. They don't typically list this for you anywhere, but you may be able to tell by examining the spam analysis header(s) the filter adds to your messages. With a message selected view full headers via View | Headers (or Ctrl+U). The header names will vary with the filter used, but they will begin with X.
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