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Spam Sleuth version 4.0 for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
Q:  How does the Turing Test work?
  When an e-mail reaches the spam threshold (or your custom threshold), a Turing Test Request is sent out. It is a URL link that directs the user to the site where they enter some type in some characters they see in a picture.

The test is extremely easy for humans, but not so easy for computers. If they pass the test, then a special "trigger" e-mail is sent back to you which releases the original e-mail to your InBox. You shouldn't see the trigger message, as it is gobbled up by Spam Sleuth, but you should get the original message into your InBox.

If you have "Add to Friends when Turing Test Passed" checked, then the original sender's e- mail address will be added to your Friends list so they don't have to take the test next time they send you something.

The Turing Test is not on by default, but it is a great one to turn on because it allows you to get more aggressive with your spam settings without worrying that you'll miss an important e-mail.

It is important that you don't clean out your Mail Jail if you are relying on Turing to get your e-mail. The Turing will recover the message from the Mail Jail when the trigger message is received.


Q:  What is it?
A:  It is a great way to make sure you get all your important e-mail even if you have very aggressive spam settings.

If an e-mail is blocked as spam, the Turing Analyzer will send out a message that lets the sender go to a web site and take a simple test. Then their original e-mail will be released to your InBox.


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