SpamSieve 1.2.1 Adds Email Clients -- Apple has made a big deal out of the spam filtering method that its Mail program uses to weed out unwanted email. Now, a similar technology is available for a variety of email clients with Michael Tsai's SpamSieve 1.2.1. Put simply, SpamSieve learns to recognize the particular spam you receive based on the spam and legitimate messages you use to train it. What's especially nice about SpamSieve is that all the training and dealing with spam takes place in your email program, rather than in an unfamiliar interface. The latest version adds support for Eudora 5.2 and Emailer (SpamSieve also supports Entourage, Mailsmith, and PowerMail), decodes Base64 and quoted-printable text parts, and offers better logging and manipulating of the corpus of words that it uses. SpamSieve 1.2.1 is a free upgrade for owners of previous versions; new registrations cost $20 shareware, so you can test it before paying. SpamSieve requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later, and is a 1.4 MB download. [JLC]
iCal Alerts You Can't Miss
Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.
First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.
Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.
Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!