JunkMatcher Howto: Settings(new stuff is in red)
In the lower half of the Analyzer window, select the test (property or pattern) you want to have a closer look at, and click on the "Inspect" button to bring up its Test Inspector window. Or you can just double-click on the test to do the same thing.
You can add their email addresses into the whitelist:
Please note that the "addresses" you will add here are regular
expressions - so you can write compact patterns to match a bunch
of addresses (such as whitelisting all people from your company). Be
careful to escape certain
character such as `
Unfortunately you can't in JunkMatcher. But it's easy to do that in Mail.app's rule system:
Just head over to the Actions section of the Preferences window, accessible via the JunkMatcher menu:
Turning this on could also benefit Mail.app's built-in filter.
As the name implies, this matching strategy simply conducts all of the active tests listed in the Analyzer window. The tests are listed in the lower half of the window:
The ordering of tests is significant in the linear matching strategy: tests are executed one by one in the order shown in the window. You can drag a test to reorder it:
Usually you want to do that because you want to move tests with higher recall to the front to minimize the time spent on matching.
Certain conditions apply when tests are executed:
The matching won't come to a conclusion before JunkMatcher collects a certain number of positive results from the tests (hard tests are exceptions). You can change this threshold number in the Preferences to make JunkMatcher more or less sensitive.
How do I change the number of positive tests JunkMatcher has to collect in Linear Matching Strategy?
In the Preferences of JunkMatcher.app:
Note a positive result from a hard test will end the matching process prematurely.
There are times when getting positives from certain tests means the email is definitely junk, and you don't want JunkMatcher to take a second guess. In such cases you can designate a test as a "hard" test:
For example, if you don't expect anyone to ever send emails about viagra to you, you can mark the pattern responsible for detecting the word as a hard test.
When you check for pattern updates online, by default the patterns that you're checking against are published by the author of JunkMatcher. If someone else published a set of patterns that's more suitable to your needs, you might want to change your "subscription" to that set of patterns. Here is how - just bring up your Preferences window and choose the Updates section:
Change the URL to the one where the pattern updates you want are published,
and you're done. If you ever want to come back to the URL of the default
pattern updates, it is
Look closely at the screenshot above. :-)