[Spambayes] Outlook plugin notes
Tim Stone - Four Stones Expressions
tim at fourstonesExpressions.com
Wed Jan 29 10:36:43 EST 2003
1/29/2003 10:21:04 AM, Neale Pickett <neale at woozle.org> wrote:
>Hokay. I gave a talk on SpamBayes at work the week before the spam
>conference, and now all these people are hopping up and down wanting to
>run it. One of our more tenacious tech writers installed the bugger and
>hit me with a list of suggestions, which I said I'd pass on to you fine
>folks. So here you are. Please excuse me if any of these are already
>solved--she pulled down the released copy on our web page AIUI.
>* In her words, "When you filter to an online folder, SpamBayes
> automatically disables filtering when you connect offline. What I
> would like is that when I reconnect, SpamBayes should automatically
> reenable filtering and run it against those folders. Now I have to do
> this manually."
>* She says that the plugin is definitely not filtering public folders.
>* Apparently Outlook comes with a "Junk Email" folder. Instead of
> telling folks to create a "Spam Certain" folder, just have the plugin
> default to sending spam into the Junk folder where folks are used to
> filtering their spam already.
>* She feels end-users need more education about what "spam-possible"
>* The sliders in the configuration window should have tick marks.
>* In the anti-spam dialog box:
> o Enable filtering checkbox should be below filters, since you have
> to enable filtering before you can mess with the filters.
Leave it to a tech writer....
> o The filters box needs a scrollbar, for those with a ton of folders
> to filter so you can see the text.
>* Add a "spam column" in the anti-spam pulldown, so it's easy to add a
> new "spam %" column in the current folder view.
>* She suggested deleting from public folders should go into a public
> spam folder.
>And finally the one I find most intriguing:
>* All outbound mail should be trained as ham
>I really like this last one. I don't know if anyone's ever thought of
>training on outbound mail before.
I made this suggestion a long time ago, and the powers-that-be decided it was
decidedly useless. Don't quite remember why... - TimS
>Anyhow, that's all. For the time being, feel free to use me as a
>go-between. I may demand she join this list if I have to relay too
>much, though :)
>Oh, and by the way, she really digs the Outlook plugin. Like, her
>diggatude is off the charts, that's how much she digs it.
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