[Spambayes] I think that I have found a bug in SpamBayes

Peter B. Harrison, MD pbharrison at compuserve.com
Fri Sep 12 12:10:10 EDT 2003

I find routinely when I logon in the morning that 80% or so of my mail is
not rated by SB: The spam score field is blank.  I just close outlook, then
re-open it, and everything gets processed fine.  It seems that now that I
have cable modem, either Outlook, SB, or both is too busy to do what I want
initially, but once the unread mail is loaded, SB scores it easily.

This is a minor irritant, and during the day, because there is usually not a
big dump of new mail, it seems to not be a problem.  I LOVE SpamBayes.
Thanks to all those putting in the effort.

Peter Harrison.

-----Original Message-----
From: spambayes-bounces at python.org
[mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org]On Behalf Of Lanny Trager
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 7:54 AM
To: spambayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] I think that I have found a bug in SpamBayes

On Friday 12 September 2003 08:57, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>     Lanny> I think that SpamBayes ought to be capable of dealing with mail
>     Lanny> left on a pop server.
> This is perhaps a dumb question, but if you want to leave mail on the
> server, why don't you use IMAP?
> Skip


It is not a dumb question.  The answer might be dumb though.  IMAP is not an
option at this particular ISP.

BTW, I removed all the mail on the server last night in order to get a more
definitive picture.  This morning 23 e-mails arrived and 4 were not

This is driving me crazy.  Is there a way to turn on logging in SpamBayes so
that I can get a better idea of whats going on, at least from the SpamBayes


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