[Spambayes] Initial Start Up Problems

Roger Booth rogerb at netspeed.com.au
Mon Sep 1 09:47:10 EDT 2003

I would be grateful if someone could give me some assistance to get me going with Spambayes. I've spent a day downloading and reading the documentation but haven't got anywhere.

My operating system is Windows 2000 and I want to use pop3proxy with Outlook and Outlook express.

I've downloaded spambayes 1.0a4 and Python 2.3. As I said in an earlier post, I can only get Python to compile the files by opening them with it. If I try to run pop3proxy.py -b it says it can't fine the file even though it is in the current directory.

I've also tried the command: ">>>> from spambayes.Options import options"  in python and again it can't find the file even though it is in the current directory.

Is there some environmental variable that needs to be set for Python to work? I can't find a reference to it in the Python documentation.

I want to configure Spambayes to talk to my ISP mail server. I read that I need to create a file "baysecustomize.ini" and enter the name of my ISP mailserver and the port it listens on. I've entered:
                                                        server: mail.netspeed.com.au

                                                        port: 110

Is this right?

Next I want to set up Outlook to go to the pop3proxy instead of my ISP mail server. For another proxy server I've tried you enter "localhost" or "" as the pop server in the account details and put the name of the ISP mail server and ":" before your username. Is the same correct for Spambayes?



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