[Spambayes] start up

Meyer, Tony T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Sun Sep 14 19:56:05 EDT 2003

>     I just downloaded Spambayes for the first time and after 
> a lot of work I managed to get it running - sort of. It seems 
> to work well when it works, but I have to run the 
> command-line C:\python23\python C:\sambayes\pop3proxy.py -b 
> every time I start up the computer before I can collect email 
> - or EVERY time if I close out the command line box.
>      Is there any way to have it load automatically on 
> start-up and stay in memory rather than have to do this every time?
>     I'm new at this so I may have missed something.

What version of windows are you using?  If you're using WinNT, Win2K or
WinXP you can install the pop3proxy as a Windows service.  The
pop3proxy_server.py script in the spambayes windows directory will do
this for you.  If you're using Win9x/WinME, then your best bet is just
to put it in the startup items folder (you might want to run 'pythonw'
instead of 'python', so that you don't get the console window popping
up, and an error when you try to shutdown saying that Windows can't
close the console window.

Note also that a binary version of pop3proxy, which would automatically
do the above, is not far off.

=Tony Meyer

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