[Spambayes] imap4 filter

Neal Stoughton nmstough at uci.edu
Sun Dec 28 20:19:06 EST 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Meyer" <tameyer at ihug.co.nz>
To: "'Neal Stoughton'" <nmstough at uci.edu>; <spambayes at python.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 16:44
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] imap4 filter

>> I tried installing spambayes, and ran into a problem when I
>> tried to access my imap4 folders.  After installing spambayes,
>> I ran the imap filter script.
> We can't really help without more details.  What problem?  Did you get an
> error message?  If so, what was it?
First note that in order to open the configuration web interface I have to 
run "python scripts/sb_imapfilter.py -b".  The web interface will not open 
with http://localhost:8880, possibly because there is no running web server 
unless the script is executed first?  After I log out of the machine it 
seems that the web server is stopped, so presumably the mail isnt being 

Heres what I get from the web interface when I select "configure folders to 

500 Server error
Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\Dibbler.py", line 453, in 
    getattr(plugin, name)(**params)

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\ImapUI.py", line 175, in 
    folderBox = self._buildFolderBox("imap", opt, available_folders)

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\ImapUI.py", line 271, in 
    folderRow.folderName = folder

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\PyMeldLite.py", line 738, in 
    self._replaceNodeContent(node, value)

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\PyMeldLite.py", line 654, in 
    node.children = self._nodeListFromSource(value)

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\PyMeldLite.py", line 640, in 
    tree = _generateTree("<x>"+value+"</x>")

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\PyMeldLite.py", line 574, in 

  File "c:\python23\Lib\site-packages\spambayes\PyMeldLite.py", line 499, in 

ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 1, column 70
>> Do I need to run the pop3proxy script too?  Note that I do
>> not use pop3; only imap4.
> No.
>> The installation instructions are not very clear on this.
> Please elaborate!  What isn't clear, and how could we improve it?  The 
> more
> information you give us, the easier it is for us to fix it.
Because the POP3 instructions appear before the IMAP instructions and there 
isnt a statement saying to skip them if youre only using IMAP, this isnt 
clear.  I also had some problems figuring out how to install the spambayes 
after installing python.  When it says to run "setup.py install" for 
instance, this skips some matters.  I had to open a command prompt, page 
through to the folder where the script was located; then I had to use the 
command "c:\python23\python setup.py install" since the executable couldnt 
otherwise be found.  Also, I dont understand why the script has to be run to 
start the web browser; see above.

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