[Spambayes] training

Tim Stone - Four Stones Expressions tim at fourstonesExpressions.com
Wed Feb 19 07:14:06 EST 2003

2/19/2003 3:59:20 AM, "Moore, Paul" <Paul.Moore at atosorigin.com> wrote:

>From: Meyer, Tony [mailto:T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz]
>> What about this as a method:
>Looks good.
>> 3. Incorrect mail is forwarded to spambayes_spam at localhost
>> or spambayes_ham at localhost.
>I assume you'll make these addresses configurable? For those
>of us with enough control over local addresses (like me), forwarding
>to just "spam" or "ham" would be preferable...
>> The SMTP proxy examines mail to either of those addresses (and
>> stops it going further).  It checks for:
>> (a) an attached message
>> (b) the words "X-Spambayes-ID:" in the body
>I assume that you mean either of these - some clients will attach the
>original in preference, others will append it as text.
>Of course, if you're aiming at the mass market end of things, you need
>to look out for mailers that will mash the whole thing into HTML, so
>you get the X-Spambayes-ID in HTML in the body. (Are there any mailers
>like this? I could easily imagine Outlook Express being this nasty...)
>And I once had a reply to a perfectly normal mail (using the Outlook
>web client) get sent as base64-encoded UTF-8 because the client had
>added a couple of garbage non-ASCII characters at the end, unknown to
>me :-(
>I'm not saying you should handle all cases of pathological behaviour,
>but you could do with being aware of the possibilities, just so the
>"it didn't work!" cries don't come as a surprise...
>I'm willing to set up a test machine with a variety of Windows mail
>systems on, (I can get OE, Pegasus, Agent, Gravity) and try the system
>out, but I don't have a lot of time, so I'll only be able to do fairly
>minimal tests...

That'd be really great.  We should at least know what mailers our stuff
has been tested on.  I use the opera mailer.  I know some people still use
Eudora, Mozilla, and Netscape (lots of versions).  I have Netscape
4.something and 6 installed somewhere.  - TimS

>> What do you think?
>Sounds nice.
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