[spambayes-dev] [ spambayes-Bugs-746909 ] Conflicting with Message Rules

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Bugs item #746909, was opened at 2003-06-01 17:39
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Category: Outlook
Group: None
>Status: Closed
>Resolution: Wont Fix
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Henry Ho (cornflakeboy)
Assigned to: Mark Hammond (mhammond)
Summary: Conflicting with Message Rules

Initial Comment:
If you have Outlook message rules defined (i.e. moving 
messages automatically into different folders), and a 
message comes in, Spambayes will move it into spam 
or possible spam folders as it should.  But Outlook will 
move that message to the folder defined by the rule, 
which subsequently makes Spambayes think it's good 
and will train itself accordingly.

An example rule is:

Apply this rule after the message arrives through the 
myemail at mydomain.com account, move it to the My 
Personal folder

The above rule was created to sort multiple email 
accounts into proper folders.

I have Spambayes configured to watch my Inbox and 
my "My Personal" folder.

Perhaps we can make Spambayes process messages 
after Outlook's done running its rules?

I am using Outlook 2002 SP-1

Thanks! Great program! I have been recommending it to 
everyone who owns a PC! :)


>Comment By: Mark Hammond (mhammond)
Date: 2003-06-02 10:08

Logged In: YES 

What version of Outlook?  I use 2000, and have never seen
*both* builtin rules and SpamBayes to get a single message -
only one gets it and the other misses.

I'm not sure what we can do here though - the problem is
with the built in rule - can't you tell it to ignore the
Spam folder?  Either way, SpamBayes is reacting by design -
it presumes the message was mis-classified and is being
moved by you.  I suggest you disable the 2 checkboxes that
relate to watching folders and training.


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