[spambayes-dev] [Spambayes] If we don't get some more Windows help pretty soon...
dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Wed Jun 29 15:30:06 CEST 2011
On 06/29/2011 6:08 AM, Erik Ohrnberger wrote:
> I gave up on spambayes. It was letting too much spam through. At one
> time, it was batting 100, but I guess the spammers got smarter or
> I'm using a gmail account now forwarded to a private (secret) inbox
> that my outlook pulls down.
As spammers change tactics, there may be a small window where new spam
gets through, but that is quickly shut with a little training.
SpamBayes still gets 95+% of spam coming into our network - impressive
considering all the messages that only have an image embedded or contain
many lines of hidden, gibberish text.
Although it may be common knowledge here, I have never seen this
mentioned. I tested sb_server on a Win7 Pro 64 bit system to see if it
functioned. I can report the Windows1.1a6 binary installed and
functioned quite well. If you want to run as a service you must do
"runas administrator" when loading the command prompt box for issuing
the "sb_service.exe -install" command; otherwise it is fairly standard.
The only issue I had was when configuring via the web interface. It
would save any changes, but always complained with the following:
500 Server error
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "spambayes\Dibbler.pyo", line 476, in found_terminator
File "spambayes\UserInterface.pyo", line 883, in onChangeopts
File "spambayes\ProxyUI.pyo", line 569, in reReadOptions
File "sb_server.pyo", line 981, in _recreateState
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'state' referenced before assignment
Messages like these could scare away the timid, but they do not seem to
So, individuals who insist on using Outlook, could use sb_server like
the rest of us, if SpamBayes is essential to them.
Please continue the project.
> On Jun 29, 2011 4:04 AM, "Amedee Van Gasse" <amedee at vangasse.eu
> <mailto:amedee at vangasse.eu>> wrote:
> > On Fri, June 24, 2011 22:09, skip at pobox.com <mailto:skip at pobox.com>
> >> If we can't find someone with the time and inclination to dig into
> >> problems
> >> running SpamBayes in a Win7 64-bit+Outlook 2010 environment pretty
> soon, I
> >> think it might be time to think about closing up shop. Other than the
> >> occasional, "Help! I deleted my Junk Suspects folder!" questions,
> the bulk
> >> of the problems reported here over the past year have related to the
> >> 64-bit
> >> Win7 environment. We really need to find some people who can help with
> >> this.
> >> If you have any ideas, please post them here.
> > What do you mean by closing shop?
> > I would just add a notice on the website that SpamBayes is not
> > with Windows 7 64bit + Outlook 2010, and leave it at that. It works
> > perfectly fine for my .procmailrc setup on Linux, and for many other
> > configurations.
> > It's open source anyway. Anyone can checkout the repo, write a
> patch, and
> > ask for a pull (git terminology over here, I don't know which repo
> > SpamBayes uses).
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