[Spambayes] Outlook Express configuration

Mark Hammond mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Fri Feb 21 09:10:57 EST 2003

> >AFAIK, OE has no programmatic interfaces or hooks, none, nada, zilch.
> I concur.  Unbelievable.

Not really.  MS give away Outlook Express.  Their commercial offering (they
are a company, after all) is Outlook.   It is very basic business sense to
differentiate these products.

> At least the other mailers store
> stuff somewhere
> where you can parse it out and figure out how to configure
> it...

Obviously Outlook Express stores it *somewhere* (IIRC, .elm files in
"Application Data") and obviously a number of other products have worked out
how to parse the info.  Writing new info will be harder, hence we see almost
no 3rd party products with this ability.

Windows is Windows, and you wont find me apologizing for the areas in which
it sucks.  On the other hand, you wont find me "apologizing" for the things
it does well.  I am pretty confounded as to how this SpamBayes project could
cast MS in anything other than a positive light - at least we could do it!
I tend to roll my eyes at people who cast stones as MS for the good *and*
the bad.

> that's why we call it wind'ohs.

Because it provides software sufficient to hook spambayes as God intended?
(Yeah, they also provide one that isn't, but they do appear to be one of the
very few that does).  Because my OS is absolutely rock-solid?  Because I
have a debugger functional for large programs (ask the Mozilla guys)?
Because I can plug my friend's digital cam in and have it "just work"
without installing a single driver?  Maybe us "microshaft" apologists should
start referring to "penguin shit" <1.0 wink>.

> How about a sampling?  <2/3 wink>  - TimS
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While I am feeling like not-a-morning-person <wink>, Tim, would it be
possible for you to trim your posts?  Occasionally I see a one-line reply
from you, but am never clear if you have any additional text - so I scroll
lots of quoted text, just to find your SIG.



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