[Spambayes] Spambayes initialization error

Kenny Pitt kennypitt at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 17 13:19:57 EST 2003

Ayende Rahien wrote: 
> There was an error initializing the Spam plugin.
> Spam filtering has been disabled. Please re-configure and re-enable
this plugin.
> Error details:
> Could not watch the spesified folders
> I'm getting the above message on Windows XP & Outlook 2003. 

It looks like you're running Outlook 2003 on an account without
Administrator rights.  This is a known problem that should be fixed in
the next release.

The problem is that the add-in is built for Outlook 2000, and in order
to run with Outlook 2003 it will automatically update some files in the
installation directory.  If you do not have Administrator rights then
these file updates will fail and SpamBayes cannot run.

The temporary work-around is to load SpamBayes once from an account that
has Administrator rights.  This should update the necessary files in the
installation directory, and from then on SpamBayes should work fine from
any user account.

Kenny Pitt

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