[Spambayes] POP3 Proxy Questions
tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Thu Jan 1 18:58:50 EST 2004
> When I attempt to start the service either from Admin.
> Tools/services or from a command line (net start pop3proxy),
> I get SERVICE ERROR 1, and it will not go.
If you run from a command line "pop3proxy_service.py debug", then it will
output any error messages to the console window. These would probably have
clues about what's going wrong. I think (but am not sure) that running the
service from source redirects output to the SpambayesServiceN.log files in
your temp directory ('c:\documents and settings\[username]\local
settings\temp', most likely). Either should get you the error text.
> Now I have a bit of a half baked installation of SpamBayes.
Does using sb_server.py (i.e. running without the service) work? What about
pop3proxy_tray.py? (which figures out whether to use the service or
sb_server, although probably not cleverly enough to use sb_server if the
service gives an error).
> I had the proxy service running the other day,
> but I could not seem to get Outlook to communicate
> through it. Now I cannot even get the Proxy service to run
If you let us know what the error output is, we can probably figure it out;
> What I would like to have happen is that SpamBayes
> operates as an Outlook add-in, utilizes the Proxy server
> to do its thing and carry on basically transparent to me.
> Is this possible? Where have I gone astray? Do I need
> to install something in another directory or what?
Is there a reason that you're wanting to use the service? From the
description of what you want, it really seems that you want the Outlook
plug-in (and it would be odd for anyone using Outlook 2000 to prefer the
service over the plug-in). It doesn't utilise the proxy server, but do you
really need it to?
I'm pretty sure that what you want to do is forget about all the stuff
you've done so far, download the installer for the Outlook plug-in, run the
installer, open Outlook, go through the configuration wizard that it
presents you, and you're done.
(If you want to run the plug-in from source, then what you want to do is run
the script "addin.py" which is in the Outlook 2000 directory).
Sorry if this is a confusing answer, but I'm a bit confused about what you
want to do!
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