[Spambayes-checkins] website faq.txt,1.75,1.76
anadelonbrin at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Jun 25 01:12:13 EDT 2004
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Add a FAQ about proxy chaining. Feel free to make this clearer ;)
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+ I already have a POP3 proxy so how can I use sb_server?
+ The solution here is to chain the proxies together. SpamBayes (sb_server)
+ doesn't really care where in the chain it is, although some of the other
+ proxies (often anti-virus software like Norton Anti-Virus or AVG) sometimes
+ The easiest solution is to leave your other proxy set up exactly as it was
+ before SpamBayes. Then look in your email client to see what port it is
+ using (it'll probably be connecting to "localhost" or "127.0.0.1"), and set
+ SpamBayes to collect mail from localhost on that port, rather than from
+ your mail server, and forward to localhost (on any free port). This means
+ that mail arrives at your mail server, then goes through your other proxy,
+ then through SpamBayes, then arrives at your mail client. This has been
+ found to work with AVG, for example.
+ Some proxies, however, may force your mail client (e.g. Outlook Express) to
+ get mail from a particular place (IIRC, some flavours of Norton do this).
+ In this case, you need to leave your mail client set up as it is, and change
+ the settings of your other proxy instead. So get the proxy to get mail from
+ localhost (on any free port) and have SpamBayes get mail from the mail
+ server and forward to localhost (on the port you set up the other proxy
+ goes through SpamBayes, then through your other proxy, then arrives at your
+ mail client.
+ You should be able to chain more than two proxies together with a similar
+ process, if necessary.
+ How do you know which one you should use? Trial and error, basically. I'd
+ suggest trying the first solution first, as it is the most straightforward,
+ but if you find that your mail client keeps 'magically' changing back to
+ the original settings, you'll probably need to use the second one. If
+ you can't manage to get either one working, be sure to email the mailing
+ list asking for help - with any many details as possible, including what
+ you have already tried.
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