I'll have to investigate. If you have the subject line tagging enabled, the [SPAM] tag should still get added and you could use TB3's filtering to move the messages.
Not sure why that's not happening.
I did see a couple of messages marked spam but those happened to meet another Thunderbird filter so they were moved to my "junk" folder. I've seen other emails that were obviously "spam" that were not spam. But I can set up a filter to move everything marked [SPAM] into the mcafee folder and between all of these it should work. It's a good thing my work computer is still running xp and McAfee is working on that as that gets a lot more spam than my home computer running Win7. Thanks for your help.
Move the TB 'Spam' Filter UP in priority so [SPAM] goes where you expect it to. That being said, WTF doesn't this work again? Who is in charge of this bogus toolbar feature at McAfee?
could you please explain what you suggest? I cannot understand what to do and I have been complaining about McAfee/TB incompatibility for months. According to the other thread I have (still after 9 months!!!) to wait an upgrade of McAfee.
Go to your list of Message Filters in TB. They are presented in the order they will 'fire'. Pick the one you want to fire earlier and press the 'Up' button and it will get precedence. Be careful not to mark the [SPAM] as Junk in the filter or it will go straight to the Junk Folder. Also, when editing the filter, make sure to pick the option 'Match Any of the Following' to match either [SPAM] or [PHISH]. Otherwise, nothing will match if you use Match All of the Following which is the TB default.
Sorry, probably we are talking about different things.
I don't have any filters on TB so I cannot move them.
McAfee anti Spam doesn't work with TB. No messages marked as Spam, no way to add friends, nothing. This is a rewcognised problem (see https://community.mcafee.com/message/137063#137063) and a solution has been pending for the last NINE months.
AFAICT, the McAfee Spam add-in to TB3 partially works. It does seem to mark SPAM, and it does seem to recognize Friend emails that are hand entered, but it does not move the SPAM automatically nor does it allow import of TB contacts. You also cannot toggle the SPAM status. So, it is clear that the functionality is limited, perhaps to the point of uselessness.
What you can do that may sort of work to reduce SPAM is set the SPAM filtering to moderate/aggressive, then create a Message Filter in TB that looks for the magic string [SPAM] and [PHISH] in the email subject line (this is 'OR'ed' as I mentioned before) and move the email to a designated folder (even Junk). If you move it to Junk, you do have to decide if you want the filter to also mark the mail as junk. Then TB3 can learn about its junk status and treat it as junk in the future....
That's about all you can do for now.
I have the same problem with McAfee AntiSpam 10.15 and Tbird 3.x as dengrove. That is, the antispam tool bar is present but does not work manually (can't tag messages as SPAM or untag old SPAM messages), and is not operating automatically so no new messages are being tagged as SPAM. I have 3 email accounts in Tbird and it now doesn't work with any of them whereas it used to work with all 3 with Tbird 2.x.
I remind McAfee that their Australian website states in the system requirements that AntiSpam works with all Thunderbird versions 1.5 and later. In Australia it is an offence under the Trade Practices Act to advertise a product by making false claims. I lodged a support issue with McAfee on this early in 2010 and was eventually told that a release of AntiSpam would be coming some time in the future but that AntiSpam does not currently support TBird3. I therefore request McAfee to state this clearly on their website otherwise I will be lodging a formal complaint with the ACCC.