This article decribes how to create an e-mail rule based on a simple condition of content in a subject line. To enlarge and clarify any of the screenshots below, just click on them.
GoldMine's e-mail client lacks the capacity to filter on Junk mail. You will need a different application to do that. Mailwasher, for example, or even Keir's old K9 program can help reduce spam clutter to your online mail server. Hopefully that mail server is using some good tools in order to cut out spam before it even gets to your online mail account, such as Spam Asassin or GoogleDocs/Postini. In any case, your e-mail will need to be identified as Spam by your filtering utility. Usually this is a notation added to the subject line of the message. For example, Norton Internet Security uses the notation "Norton AntiSpam" to mark mail it suspects of being spam.
In your e-mail center, create an inbox sub-folder called "Spam". This is the folder Spam will be sent to by GoldMine once it starts using your new Rule.
Once your inbound e-mail is identified as SPAM, GoldMine can use a rule to move the marked messages into their own folder, separate from your productive e-mail inbox in GoldMine. To do that, create a rule in the GoldMine e-mail center. The rules are found in the e-mail center on the Actions Button - "Set up E-mail Rules".
Click on the "New Rule Set" button on the top left of the Rules Center, and create a new rule set called "Spam Sorting" or whatever suits your need, and select Next from the Wizard.
Create a new condition for the rule by selecting the "new" button and choosing the condition-- in this case, mail is marked [Norton Antispam] in the subject line when retrieved, so that is the condition we want to sort the mail on. OK the condition that suits your needs and press "Next".
You've created the Condition for the rule, now you must define the action. Select "New" again and then define what you want GoldMine to do when the rule is triggered. In the example, we want mail to be removed from the online server and delivered to our SPAM subfolder.
Finish the rule in the wizard. Save the rule by selecting the yellow diskette (I know, diskettes haven't been around for a good 10 years, but hey, that's the "Save" icon). Your rule should be checked to be enabled.
For a rule like this to work, GoldMine's retrieval settings for e-mail must be enabled. Go To Tools/Options/E-Mail and select "More Options" and select the "Retrieval" tab. The option to Retrieve mail every 15 minutes must be checked. Then, go to the Accounts tab and edit the account. You must have Auto-retrieve e-mail selected. (auto-delete is another option-- you can select this or not, depending on whether you have other clients accessing your online mail. In a perfect world, you don't).
That's all you should need to start GoldMine on sorting mail messages based on content of the subject line.