[Spambayes] Email client integration -- what's needed?

Tim@mail.powweb.com Tim@mail.powweb.com
Fri Nov 1 03:41:05 2002

Hehe... point taken.   There I go, thinking like a marketer again.  Present the requirement to the developers and it'll magically get done... :)

As for Notes, that's S.E.P.  If my company doesn't care that I take 30 minutes out of my day to sort through my inbox, so be it.  My personal mail is my itch... 
so the pop3proxy is the scratch for me...  looking forward to the relief!  "Regular email user dude trys out Spambayes.  Stay tuned, news at 11..."

10/31/2002 9:30:16 PM, Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com> wrote:

>    Tim> Well you're talkin to a Notes user with a HUGE spam problem...
>I take it Notes is responsible for screwing up your return address... ;-)
>    Tim> So I propose we enable Outlook, Mozilla (for our OS brethren, which
>    Tim> will likely get Netscape, too), have a pop3proxy that can be run
>    Tim> locally and easily configured to be used by a number of "noise"
>    Tim> mailers, and go from there...
>Like all things open source, what gets implemented depends on who has an
>itch that needs scratching.  Outlook was an obvious early choice, not
>primarily because of its market share, but because Mark Hammond is an expert
>in the area of Python/Windows integration and Tim happens to use Outlook as
>his mail reader.  Mark couldn't have asked for a better beta tester.
>Mozilla will happen when someone who uses Mozilla wants/needs it.
>One thing to consider about mail programs is that outside the realm of
>people whose software toolchest is dictated to them (generally corporate
>types), most folks probably find something that works and then stick with it
>until there is an overwhelming reason to change.  I have a MacOSX laptop now
>but still use XEmacs+VM to read mail with a peculiar method of getting mail
>off my server.  It took me a fair amount of time to decide to switch from
>rmail to VM many years ago.  There are lots of reasons for this sort of
>inertia, but I think it's generally dominated by familiarity with the user
>interface, (perceived) difficulty converting mailboxes, and fear that new
>tools won't be as stable.
>So, go right ahead, solve the Notes integration problem.  We're here to lend
>moral support.  ;-)
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- Tim