ANNOUNCE: SpamBayes release 1.0.3

Tony Meyer ta-meyer at
Fri Jan 28 03:02:11 CET 2005

The SpamBayes team is pleased to announce release 1.0.3 of SpamBayes.

As is now usual, this is both a release of the source code and of an
installation program for all Microsoft Windows users.

This is a bug-fix (brown paper bag) release that fixes two problems with the
1.0.2 release.  One effects all users that do not have a copy of the
Microsoft msvcr71.dll file on their system, preventing installation/use, and
the other is a minor display bug in the sb_server web interface.

Yesterday's 1.0.2 release is no longer available (apologies to those that
tried to install it).  We strongly recommend that those with 1.0.2 or any
sb_server/sb_imapfilter users with 1.0.1 upgrade.

Details about the bugs that have been fixed in this release can be found at

You can get the release via the 'Download' page at

Enjoy the new release and your spam-free mailbox :-)

As always, thanks to everyone involved in this release.

(on behalf of the SpamBayes team)

--- What is SpamBayes? ---

The SpamBayes project is working on developing a Bayesian (of sorts)
anti-spam filter (in Python), initially based on the work of Paul Graham,
but since modified with ideas from Robinson, Peters, et al.

The project includes a number of different applications, all using the same
core code, ranging from a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook, to a POP3 proxy, to
various command-line tools.

The Windows installation program will install either the Outlook add-in (for
Microsoft Outlook users), or the SpamBayes server program (for all other
POP3 mail client users, including Microsoft Outlook Express). All Windows
users (including existing users of the Outlook add-in) are encouraged to use
the installation program.

If you wish to use the source-code version, you will also need to install
Python - see README.txt in the source tree for more information.

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