What if you want to make sure that the sender really knows who you are? Use the To Analyzer to filter out e-mail that is sent to "Homeowner", "Resident", or "Potential Customer." Just list all of your real e-mail addresses. Sometimes you have aliases add 'em to the To Analyzer list. For example, if you have multiple e-mail addresses such as email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org that you receive e-mail from then add them to the list.
Have you ever gotten an e-mail with a truck-load of e-mail addresses listed in the To: section? Sometimes these are jokes that people are sending to everyone on their address list. Unfortunately, most of the time you are just one of the millions that have been spammed. The To Analyzer will count up how many people got the same message. If there are too many then Spam Sleuth will assign some points. You can decide how many people is too many, and you can decide how many points to assign to the message.
The To list should contain all the valid e-mail addresses for you. If the message is not addressed to one of your e-mail addresses, then it will get spam points. Often unwanted e-mail has ten or more people listed in the To: or CC:. Spam Sleuth can assign points for this. You decide how many people is too many, and how many points.
You may be wondering how the message could get to you without your e-mail address being listed. The server that sent it specified that it was for you, but the text of the message which you see (To: email@example.com) can be anything and does not have to list your name. Often times it is more efficient for a spammer (who may be sending millions of message) to make one message and blast it out and have other servers deliver them. Just like when you get junk regular mail at home addressed to "Resident", the To: address might contain something generic like "Homeowner."
The To Analyzer supports limited wildcards. You can put a * at the beginning or end of a word. Example: *@MYCOMPANY.COM would accept all e-mail addresses that end in @MYCOMPANY.COM.