|Spam Sieve that ensured my sanity during several virus onslaughts, has been updated to version 2.2.
Apparently it now provides "improved accuracy, due to better message analysis, use of the Habeas Whitelist, and leveraging of SpamAssassinšs heuristic tests." Hmm... sounds geekily good I guess.
"Easier (more automatic) to train." Okay, now you're talkin'! See the full list in Chapter 9 of the user mannual.
What too made life more tolerable was removing the catch-all in my domain mail forwarding service. Previously email@example.com would reach me, which was useful when people make spelling mistakes or are just sheer delusional. But once the spam circuit got hold of the domain name, it was more then 100-200 spam mails a day. Virus attacks on PCs resulted in a multitude of hoax mails as well. But its history now.
No matter what you do, you still have to check the junk mail folder once in awhile to ensure I don't lose good mail - false positives. I have a tolerable number of that since I lost the training when I reformatted my hardisk in July. So the stats are low and Spam Sieve is like a naive kid. But it'll learn once again.