[Spambayes] Classification not always added to the header: ThePlot Thickens

Lanny Trager ltrag at optonline.net
Mon Sep 8 23:47:35 EDT 2003

On Monday 08 September 2003 20:55, Meyer, Tony wrote:
> [Lanny]
> > This morning though, after regenerating the ini
> > file by saving the config page, I did not shutdown and restart.
> [Skip]
> > That would do it.  Most apps only read their config files at startup.
> >
> > Many Unix daemons will reload their configs or restart when sent a HUP
> >
> > signal. I suppose pop3proxy's web interface could grow a "reload
> > configuration file" button if it doesn't already have one.
> Clicking 'save' on the config (or advanced config) page should reload
> the options.
> The invalid option shouldn't have stopped mail being classified, though.
> That option was changed in 1.0a5 (a note about it is at the top of the
> release notes).  The add_mailid_to option was replaced with the
> "add_unique_id" option (in the "Headers" section, not "pop3proxy"), and
> now defaults to True (so it shouldn't need to be in the config file).
> [Lanny]
> > Shortly after responding to you I got another spam and it was
> > not classified and did not show up on the Review page.
> If you look at the headers of the message, is there a
> X-Spambayes-Exception header?  If something went wrong, then it wouldn't
> be classified or be visible on the review page, but it should have an
> exception header that lets us know exactly what went wrong.  If it
> doesn't have any spambayes headers, then something rather more odd is
> going on.
> =Tony Meyer


Nothing at all in the headers, from SpamBayes that is:

Return-Path: <dhollistervn at optusnet.com.au>
Received: from [] (HELO wxs.nl)
  by admin.nni.com (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 4.1b2)
  with ESMTP id 186073940 for lanny at munged.munged.net; Mon, 08 Sep 2003 
17:05:33 -0400
Message-ID: <3F5D199D.D8E8C121 at optusnet.com.au>
From: "Dorthea Hollister" <dhollistervn at optusnet.com.au>
To: lanny at munged.munged.net
Subject: The problem is solved
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 00:06:53 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.036 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; U; NT4.0; en-us) 
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Status: R 
X-Status: N

That's what has me stumped.  There doesn't seem to be a clue.  I'm going to 
shut down and save SpamBayes and then shutdown the machine itself around 
mid-night or so and start again in the morning.


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