[spambayes-bugs] [ spambayes-Bugs-1113106 ] Spambayes can INCREASE spam - change required

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Bugs item #1113106, was opened at 2005-02-01 00:32
Message generated for change (Comment added) made by anadelonbrin
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Category: Outlook
Group: 1.0.1
>Status: Closed
>Resolution: Invalid
Priority: 5
Submitted By: the-moog (the-moog)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Spambayes can INCREASE spam - change required

Initial Comment:
Hi,

Spambayes defaults to scanning one folder for 
incomming email, usually 'inbox', then moving that email 
to a different folder if it is detected as spam - as we all 
know, this works very well.

If you have auto-preview turned on, then the email is 
moved AFTER the preview, meaning that any embedded 
HTML in the email is processed.  This email can make a 
connection to a remove server, effectively 
authenticating the email address as valid for the 
spammer.


The solutuion should be to change the way Spambayes 
filters email in outlook, either by using a temporary inbox 
and email rules, or by disabling HTML or auto-preview 
before the email is checked.

Since installing spambayes my daily quantity of spam has 
doubled!!

Regards,
Jason (the-moog)

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>Comment By: Tony Meyer (anadelonbrin)
Date: 2005-02-01 11:03

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SpamBayes doesn't do anything with any remote content in
messages (unless you specifically enable experimental
options).  It also doesn't open any messages in the preview
pane (that's for human users, not machines that can access
the message directly).

You can even see this - open the Inbox and watch it while
mail is processed - it arrives in the Inbox and after the
background filtering delay SpamBayes processes it - ham is
given a score and stays where is is, and unsure/spam is
scored and move out.  The preview pane will never change
from the original message.

It is fairly certain that the increase in spam is unrelated
to SpamBayes.

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