[Spambayes] RE: Outlook plugin

Coe, Bob rcoe at CambridgeMA.GOV
Wed Dec 31 17:27:43 EST 2003

I think you've gotten too cute for your clientele. Spambayes setup is already confusing enough without the arbitrary enforcement of the developers' undocumented notions of best practice. If you think training on the "sent" folder is a bad idea, say so in the installation instructions; but don't incorporate another unexpected restriction.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 5:08 PM
> To: 'Keith Haarhoff'; spambayes at python.org
> Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Outlook plugin
> > When configuring it, it does not "see" my Sent items folder
> > in Personal Folders, though it can see the corresponding folder
> > in Archive.  Can you explain this?
> There is a rough consensus that it's not appropriate to train on mail you
> have sent yourself (because you don't filter mail that you receive yourself,
> and so you would end up generating invalid clues).  This is deliberate.  If
> you move the messages into some other archive folder, then SpamBayes can't
> figure out that's what you've done, so will let you use that folder.
> However, any messages that SpamBayes 'thinks' haven't been received by you
> (i.e. all sent mail) will not be filterable.

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