[Spambayes] Fw: Settings for Spambayes and then OutlookExpress
John A. Peters
japeters at pacbell.net
Sat Sep 13 21:46:20 EDT 2003
Is there some place this documentation can be published, after a proof
Spambayes & Outlook Express will work together. When you are setup
and you tell OE to Send/Recv it will tell Spambayes to get your mail for
OE and SB will add some tags to the title line of each message. You
will use OE's Tools\Message Rules to send the Spam messages to a
Spam folder and the Unsure messages to an unsure folder, but leave
the good ham messages in the OE in box. Leave the good messages
in the in box because OE can only work on messages in the in box. It
can not apply rules to messages in other folders.
Settings for SpamBayes to work with OE
Down load Spambayes and tell it to open.
(Due to a bug or feature in the installer program you have to:)
Change the default path in the installer dialog to -
Now go to a DOS box and -
The DOS box is in programs\accessories\Command Prompt
Right click, drag and drop it on to the desk top or the tray.
Tell it to copy the icon, not move it.
cd s <tab> Result is
in DOS window:
>\python23\python setup.py build
>\python23\python setup.py install
>\python23\python pop3proxy.py -b Note the \ at the start of this string.
browser will come up at http://localhost:8880
press 'Configure' button
Find the blue Configuration page and click on it
Remote Server postoffice.pacbell.net
Spambayes Ports: 110
Display To: in message review No
Allowed remote connections: local host
Skip to next section named
Notate to: Leave these three unchecked for OE
Classify in subject header: [ ] ham
[ x ] spam
[ x ] unsure
Note: I leave ham un checked so the good messages will not
have that extra baggage in the subject line.
SMTP Proxy Options
Remote Servers: mail.pacbell.net
SpamBayes Ports: 25
Skip past the Storage Options
Skip past the Statistics Options
press 'Save' at bottom of web page.
Settings for Outlook Express to work with SpamBayes
Accounts (Internet accounts)
Fill in as appropriate (Name and email address)
Incoming server is POP3
Incoming mail POP3 is local host
Outgoing mail SMTP is mail.pacbell.net
Incoming mail server
Account name - (No changes - first part of your email address usually)
Password ******* (The one you use to get your mail from downtown)
Connection tab - Usually no changes - (Choose LAN or dialup)
Security tab - No changes
Outgoing mail SMTP 25
[ ] This server requires a secure connection (SSL) Not checked
Incoming mail (POP3) 110
[ ] This server requires a secure connection (SSL ) Not checked
Server Timeouts ------------------------
Short 1 minute Not Break apart
[ x ] Check to leave a copy of message on server
[ x ] Remove from server after 5 days (My recommendation)
[ ] Remove from server when deleted from deleted items
Message Rules do the work.
1. Select the Conditions for your rule;
[ x ] Where the Subject line contains specific words
2. Select the Actions for your rule:
[ x ] Move it to the specified folder
Now click on each of the blue underlined words and fill them in.
4. Name of the rule #1 Change this to a good name since you will
have more than one.
You can now apply your new rules
Touch the Apply Now... button
You might want to [ x ] the Include subfolders button
Touch the next Apply Now... button
This document by John A. Peters
Corrections to Japeters at pacbell.net
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