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Springy Dock Tricks

If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.

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SpamSieve 2.8.1

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Spam started to get you down again? It's a constant battle, but the good guys keep working too, and if you're seeing more spam than you'd like, check out SpamSieve 2.8.1, the latest version of C-Command's powerful Bayesian spam filter, which works with a variety of email clients. Along with changes to keep up with the latest spammer tricks, SpamSieve 2.8.1 resolves several crashing bugs and clarifies certain parts of the documentation. Most other changes revolve around integration with Apple Mail, most notably:

  • The Train as Good command now works harder to move selected messages to an appropriate account's inbox.
  • SpamSieve is now launched sooner by Apple Mail in order to speed up processing of the first received messages. Another bug fix prevents some of these initial messages from being skipped when running in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Support for server-side spam mailboxes has been improved.
  • SpamSieve now warns if its Apple Mail plug-in has been damaged by an application slimming utility, in order to avoid constant incompatibility alerts from Apple Mail.
  • SpamSieve now alerts the user if the Apple Mail plug-in has been installed in an incorrect folder (which could happen in manual installations, though not when using SpamSieve's installer).

Other minor changes include improvements to the Software Update window and code, a fix where a newly added rule might not be auto-selected, and the removal of some out-of-date localizations. ($30, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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Andrew Leonard  2010-04-02 15:37
I've been using spamsieve for about 3 years and it's saved me hours of hassle trawling through endless garbage every week. Just check your spam folder every few days to check you've not missed something you want to have.