Charlie & Urs
cmcintire at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 24 14:32:01 CET 2005
I really appreciate your quick response and the candor of its content. It
is refreshing. Much better than I would get from a "for profit" company.
In the light of a new day I will probably give it another go.
My wife visited your fair country a couple of years ago and still talks
about it. A fascinating country.
Good luck with your project.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Meyer" <tameyer at ihug.co.nz>
To: "Charlie & Urs" <cmcintire at earthlink.net>
Cc: <spambayes at python.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 4:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Complicated
>> I thought that I would install it at home on Outlook Express. No way. I
>> could have deleted a years worth of spam in the time that I have spent
>> trying to understand the installation. I am no sure it is hard but the
>> terminology is confusing. I am not willing to risk having no email to
>> get it going.
> The problems here are:
> (a) This is a project where all contributions are made by volunteers
> working in their 'spare time'. In addition, the most common
> contributions are ones that benefit the contributor themselves; I don't
> think any developer uses Outlook Express, so contributions towards this
> have to be somewhat more altruistic than normal.
> (b) Outlook Express is an extremely limited mail client (Microsoft
> would like you to buy Outlook/Office). This means that there's more to
> setting it up than there is with other clients (e.g. Eudora,
> Thunderbird), and a plug-in (like with Outlook) isn't feasible.
>> Having said all that, you have done some good work here and I will just
>> wait until you get it refined before I give it another go.
> Unfortunately, you may be waiting a long time. There is a partially
> completed automatic configuration script, but it hasn't been worked on
> for some time, and is pretty far down my list (and probably not even on
> anyone else's).
> However, on a brighter note, there is a step-by-step guide, which we have
> made as simple as possible (suggestions are always welcome) at FAQ 4.21:
> If you do decide to give it a go, and you run into trouble, please don't
> hesitate to ask for help here (please be as specific as possible about
> where you are up to, and what is going wrong).
> If something does go wrong (it's a pretty simple process, so it
> shouldn't, but...), then to revert to how things were before you set it
> up, all you have to do is change the settings in Outlook Express back to
> connect directly to your mail server. No mail will be lost, it will
> still be waiting on the server to be collected.
> Please always include the list (spambayes at python.org) in your replies
> (reply-all), and please don't send me personal mail about SpamBayes.
> http://www.massey.ac.nz/~tameyer/writing/reply_all.html explains this.
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