[Spambayes] Initial Start Up Problems
T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Mon Sep 1 15:10:40 EDT 2003
> My operating system is Windows 2000 and I want to use
> pop3proxy with Outlook and Outlook express.
Is there any reason that you would rather use pop3proxy with Outlook
than the Outlook plugin? The plug-in is almost certainly the better
> 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
Have you run "setup.py install"? What if you run "c:\python23\python
> 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 the current directory on the path, though? "import sys;print
sys.path". Again, this sounds like you haven't run "setup.py install".
(Note that the 1.0a5 documentation has been improved).
> 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
No. You can set PYTHONPATH to a list of directories to search, but you
shouldn't need to do this if you *install* spambayes.
> 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:
> Is this right?
No. Once you have pop3proxy running, go to http://localhost:8880 and do
the setup there; you'll find it much easier. The options you are after
> 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 "127.0.0.1" 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?
No. Set the server to "localhost" (or "127.0.0.1", it doesn't matter).
You don't need to do anything else.
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