|Getting Started||Working With the Spam Folder||Training the Filter|
As you use SpamGuard, it learns specifically what you consider to be spam (and just as importantly, what you don’t consider spam). From your actions, it can accurately filter each message into the appropriate folder.
Training the SpamGuard filter involves:
Clicking the Spam button to report messages delivered to your Inbox (or one of your personal folders) as spam. This action moves the message to the Spam folder and trains the filter to recognise messages of this type as spam in the future.
Clicking the Not Spam button to identify messages in your Spam folder that are not spam. This action moves the messages to your Inbox and trains the filter to recognise messages of this type as "good mail" in the future.
As you reclassify messages as spam or not spam, the SpamGuard filter gets additional information about the spam that Yahoo!7 Mail users receive.
You can mark email as spam and move it from your Inbox to the Spam folder without opening any messages (recommended by Yahoo!7). Select one or more messages, then click the Spam button.
Tip: You can identify and remove spam from any of your personal folders in the same way.
If you open a spam message by mistake, you can still mark it as spam by clicking the Spam button at the top of the message.
To move one or more messages from the Spam folder to your Inbox, select the message or messages to move, then click the Not Spam button.
If you open a message in the Spam folder by mistake, you can still move it to your Inbox by clicking the Not Spam button at the top of the message.
The more you train the SpamGuard filter, the better it works for you.