[Spambayes] Audit SpamBayes
carnold at teknerds.net
Tue Jun 23 14:04:27 CEST 2009
> Chris> Here was part of my confusion: client said he wants spamassassin
> Chris> rules and spambayes advanced settings. I will have to clarify
> Chris> this tomorrow morning. Also, as i have been reading the FAQ on
> Chris> spambayes: it looks like spambayes runs on the client level?
> Chris> Either a outlook plugin or thunderbird plugin. Spambayes does not
> Chris> get installed at the server level? Do i have this correct?
> Amedee> Actually, in theory Spambayes *can* run at the server level, and
> Amedee> for some people it does. It is quite versatile. It can run as an
> Amedee> Outlook plugin, as a Thunderbird plugin (third party extension),
> Amedee> as a POP proxy, as an IMAP proxy, as a procmail filter (that's
> Amedee> how I use it) and there are probably a few other ways of using
> Amedee> it.
>(Not sure how I missed Chris's response. Oh well...)
>What Amedee writes is true. In addition, on the python.org mail server we
>have SpamBayes integrated with Postfix. I'm not sure how all the pieces fit
>together, but SpamBayes runs while the SMTP connection is still open. I
>maintain the training database. We also have minimal integration with
>Mailman which allows us to score messages coming from Usenet
>(comp.lang.python -> python-list at python.org).
>So, yes, you can run SpamBayes on a server in many cases.
Alright, i think i have some answers for this client :)
But i just want to make sure i am on the same page as spambayes:
you can not enter any "rules" into spambayes (like mark all messages with the word viagra in the subject/body as spam)? I do see where to set the options (i assume this is where you lower/raise the spam score?). Where, typically, is the config/options file? I see the FAQ says "configured through a file called bayescustomize.ini or .spambayesrc". I assume the *.ini file is for a windows box and the .spambayessrc is for a *nix box? Thanks for all your patience with me as i learn about spambayes.
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