A precise Bayesian spam filter can move all the junk it detects to a special folder automatically. All you have to do is enjoy clean email — and maybe look in the spam folder now and then to correct mistakes. Okay, you might have to catch one or the other junk mail that makes it past the filter, too, but life will definitely be better.
Enable Superior Bayesian Spam Filtering in Pegasus Mail
To turn on the self-learning Bayesian spam filter in Pegasus Mail:
- Select Tools | Spam and content controls | Spamhalter... from the menu in Pegasus Mail.
- Make sure Enable Spamhalter is checked.
- Click Select... under Spamhalter spam folder.
- Highlight the folder holding mail identified to be spam.
- You can choose the preset Junk or suspicious mail folder.
- Click Open.
- Optionally, choose Train always under Spamhalter training strategy and settings. This may lead to better results faster, though it can affect filtering speed.
- Click OK.
Teaching the Newly Found Filter
With Spamhalter filtering enabled, you can start enjoying cleaner email right away. To get best results, you need to train the filter by correcting all misclassifications, though.
Especially in the beginning, this may be necessary often. Do not let that discourage you. Spamhalter learns fast.