[spambayes-dev] Automatic configuration

Tony Meyer ta-meyer at ihug.co.nz
Tue Sep 2 21:34:40 EDT 2003

I've just checked in a module containing various functions to automatically
setup spambayes to work with various mail clients (so far: Eudora, Mozilla
Mail, Opera (M2), Outlook Express).  It will setup both the mail client and
spambayes with the required server/port information, and in Eudora's case,
will also add a filter.

[It's windows/autoconfigure.py]

I've tested this with the latest (I think) versions of all of these programs
under Windows XP. If people using other flavours could test them as well,
that would be great.  It's fairly likely that the functions will work with
non windows clients (apart from Outlook Express); it all depends on if the
config file changes format or not.  (Maybe it shouldn't be in the windows
directory, and should be elsewhere?)

One bit that isn't done yet is figuring out where the configuration file is
located, so you have to provide this to the appropriate function.

I'm sure you've already guessed this, but it would be good to backup your
configuration file (or, in OE's case, the registry), before you do this.  If
you blow up the world, don't blame it on me :)

=Tony Meyer

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