[Spambayes] SpamBayes

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Sun Mar 9 14:39:53 EST 2003

I'm just trying out the SpamBayes proxy software now; seems like a very 
good idea.

However, I've had some problems with the program tending to have a total 
nervous breakdown any time its data structure gets in any way different 
from what it expects, like the database index getting corrupted due to a 
system crash, or some of the inbound messages getting deleted by a virus 
scanning program during processing.  It seems you haven't programmed any 
sort of graceful recovery when any data file becomes missing or 
corrupted, but just crash the script altogether.  Once, the proxy 
wouldn't even start at all due to some data error and I had to wipe its 
data files out entirely and start over.  Other times (like when the 
virus scanner kills a message in between it being downloaded and being 
reviewed for ham/spam training purposes), a message will show in the 
list of messages to review, but when you try to do anything with it, the 
program crashes.  This process needs improving to reach a level of 
robustness needed to use in a production environment rather than just 
for testing and experimentation purposes.

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