[spambayes-dev] [ spambayes-Feature Requests-751206 ] Any chance for an exchange version?

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Feature Requests item #751206, was opened at 2003-06-08 23:39
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Status: Open
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Submitted By: Dan Boccabella (swassbac)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Any chance for an exchange version?

Initial Comment:
I have tried dozens of anti-spam products and this is 
the first one that has been nearly perfect in filtering the 
250-300 daily spam messages from my inbox.

We have been considering deploying another product 
that works on exchange.  Do you have any plans for a 
server-side version?  I would be willing to kick in some 
money towards the effort.



>Comment By: Sean True (seantrue)
Date: 2003-06-16 04:02

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Dan -- please feel free to get in touch with me directly. 
We're working on a commercial version of the Outlook plugin, 
and that's my _day_ job. We've been kicking around how to 
integrate that with a server side implementation, and have 
some thoughts. We include a pretrained database in the 
Outlook version, and it can be imported and exported (and 
hence, shared) You can reach me at seant at iname.com. -- 


Comment By: Dan Boccabella (swassbac)
Date: 2003-06-15 20:04

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You would still have an individual database - but the main 
advantages would be it would start with a pre-trained db (in 
our office, I have 2 folders setup for this - of course every 
person will customize their database going forward but we 
can all agree we don't want viagra, penis enlargement, etc.) 
setup by the company and it would run without outlook 
running.  The problem with the outlook-based product is you 
need to leave your office computer on and logged in 24/7.  If 
I didn't then when I check my e-mail from my cell phone, pda, 
or outlook web access, I'd have 100s of spams in my inbox.  
With server-side coded, there would also be no requirement 
ot install anything client side.


Comment By: Tony Meyer (anadelonbrin)
Date: 2003-06-15 18:56

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See the FAQ question about a server side version.

In particular, how do you see this working?  Does each user 
have their own database?  Do they train just as individuals do 
now?  If so, then why not just install the current binary?  It 
certainly works with Exchange.

If there is a 'master' db, then where do the spam & unsures 
go?  To some quarentine where some admin has to clear them 
out individually?  To the user (if so, then why not just get 
them to use the binary?).

Server-side apps have a lot of complex decisions to be made, 
many of which will be site-specific.  Feel free to be more 
specific, and maybe something will be created, but I don't 
think it's all that likely.

Personally, it seems to me that the whole strength of 
statistical filtering like this is the individuality.  That's lost if 
you server-side it, and without any obvious benefits.


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