[spambayes-dev] ANNOUNCE: SpamBayes release 1.0b1

Mark Hammond mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Tue Apr 13 02:27:13 EDT 2004

The SpamBayes team is pleased to announce the latest release of SpamBayes -

Like the last version, this is both a release of the source code and of an
installation program for all Microsoft Windows users.

The Windows installation program will install either the Outlook add-in (for
Microsoft Outlook users), or the SpamBayes server program (for all other
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.

This release fixes a number of bugs in the last release, including a bug
that could cause your PC to operate as an open mail relay in some cases.  We
recommend that all existing users upgrade. For a detailed description of
everything (well, everything we remember) that has changed since the last
release, you can view our WHAT_IS_NEW.txt file, either online, or in the
source distribution.

Get it via the 'Download' page at


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

Thanks to everyone involved in this release, particularly, and as usual,
Tony Meyer for putting most of the actual release together!

(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.
The major difference between this and other, similar projects is the
emphasis on testing newer approaches to scoring messages.

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.

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