Where did "Mark Spam" go in build 7242?
Question asked by Paul Stearns - 3/21/2020 at 10:33 AM
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Recently upgraded to 7242, and the "Mark Spam" context menu item in the inbox has disappeared.

Where did it go?

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John Marx Replied
Mark as Spam I think left a long time ago as it never worked. They now have Block Sender which is a 50/50 hit when they come in. This is what you should use. 
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Paul Stearns Replied
I used it daily to move things out of my inbox, to the junk filter and it was my impression it interfaced with Spam Assassin, helping it to flag stuff as spam.
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echoDreamz Replied
Not anymore... we used it too, to train our gateways long ago...
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Paul Stearns Replied
So why am I paying for upgrades when they take useful features away?
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Sébastien Riccio Replied
If i remember correctly, Mark as spam was used to tell the bayes engine to learn the message as SPAM.
However bayes was removed long time ago in the product.

Still it would be really useful to have it back and configurable, for example, configure it as "move the message to spam folder" and the ability to trigger a custom script on that particular message.


Sébastien Riccio
System & Network Admin

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John Marx Replied
When you choose Block Sender it moves to the junk email if I remember correctly.

If you are in Junk Email and choose Trust Sender it moves it to the Inbox.
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echoDreamz Replied
Correct, but it doesnt do anything to where we can flag emails as spam/ham and train the gateways.
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Paul Stearns Replied
Like I said, I assumed it was helping train Spam Assassin. If it wasn't it should have been.
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kevind Replied
I'll follow-up with this thread to request that "Mark as Spam" be re-added to the web interface.

The main reason is that users are familiar with this feature. Nearly every email client and webmail system has it. So it's expected in Email just like a Reply button.

Even if the only thing 'Mark as Spam' does is move the message to Spam folder, it's still useful because:
  • Spam folder could have different cleanup rules (e.g. delete after 20 days)
  • It might allow sysadmins to analyze messages and update filtering (see above comments)
  • maybe someday there will be some learning (like Bayes) re-added to product and you won't need to retrain users
Thanks,
Kevin
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echoDreamz Replied
Ill still sell my soul for this... Mark as Spam that moves a copy of the email to a spam folder on the file system and the Junk E-Mail folder in SM, Mark as Clean(or Safe) that moves email to a ham folder on the file system and moves the email to the user's inbox, this would greatly improve our training of our anti-spam gateways.

Speaking of anti-spam gateways, we've been using rSpamD now for just over a month and it has been a glorious experience.

Right now, we have users reporting ham/spam emails to us via tickets, which is a pain when we could automate this easily (and have in the past, until this feature was removed).
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Hi all!

It would be great to have a button "Mark as SPAM" that move that message to SPAM folder, even if there's no training to spam filters.

It even would be great to have an integration of that button to an external spam solution like rSpamD and SpamAssassin (or others, the more the best)

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