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What happens to "this message may be spam"?

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Sometimes messages in the inbox are marked "This message may be spam". When I click "Not Spam" nothing seems to change.

It seems counter-intuitive that nothing about the appearance would change but according to Thunderbird Help, that is normal---nothing indicates to the user that the message is now considered not spam.

Anyway, is just that specific message considered not spam? Or can I assume that future messages from the same sender will not be considered potential spam?

Sometimes messages in the inbox are marked "This message may be spam". When I click "Not Spam" nothing seems to change. It seems counter-intuitive that nothing about the appearance would change but according to Thunderbird Help, that is normal---nothing indicates to the user that the message is now considered not spam. Anyway, is just that specific message considered not spam? Or can I assume that future messages from the same sender will not be considered potential spam?

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The scan detection in Thunderbird is fairly primitive, the message is to alert you the thinking controller that it might be of questionable origin. Once you have dealt with the warning message by saying it is not a scam, then the message goes away because you have made a decision. The matter is dealt with.

Along similar lines, you might have a note pinned to correspondence at work asking you to please read and respond from your boss. You do so, and remove the note. There is no reason to change the appearance of the correspondence, you have dealt with it.

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Matt
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SPAM or SCAM? two very different things and I really think your talking about SCAM.

SPAM or SCAM? two very different things and I really think your talking about SCAM.
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Ah, you are right. It says scam.

Ah, you are right. It says scam.
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The scan detection in Thunderbird is fairly primitive, the message is to alert you the thinking controller that it might be of questionable origin. Once you have dealt with the warning message by saying it is not a scam, then the message goes away because you have made a decision. The matter is dealt with.

Along similar lines, you might have a note pinned to correspondence at work asking you to please read and respond from your boss. You do so, and remove the note. There is no reason to change the appearance of the correspondence, you have dealt with it.

The scan detection in Thunderbird is fairly primitive, the message is to alert you the thinking controller that it might be of questionable origin. Once you have dealt with the warning message by saying it is not a scam, then the message goes away because you have made a decision. The matter is dealt with. Along similar lines, you might have a note pinned to correspondence at work asking you to please read and respond from your boss. You do so, and remove the note. There is no reason to change the appearance of the correspondence, you have dealt with it.
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Thank you so much for explaining. Very helpful.

Thank you so much for explaining. Very helpful.
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