[Spambayes] Messages fail to filter

Ryan Malayter rmalayter at bai.org
Fri Sep 19 13:46:09 EDT 2003

How many messages of each type (spam/ham) did you train with? You might
not have enough spam trained to get accurate results yet.

Also, 'score messages but don't perform filter action' does exactly what
it says: it SCOREs messages, but it does not FILTER (move) them. You
want to SCORE them and FILTER them.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Reid [mailto:Rick.Reid at uk.anker-systems.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 12:30 PM
To: spambayes at python.org
Subject: [Spambayes] Messages fail to filter

I have installed SpamBayes(binary version) version 0.81 as an add-in to
Outlook XP running on XP Pro.
I have followed all the instructions but new mail is not getting
filtered at
all whether it is spam or not.
I have read the troubleshooting guide and could find no explanation
I have filtering enabled and all messages fail to give a Spam reading.
I have looked through the bug reports but can find nothing similar.
If I choose the 'Filter Messsages' option from the addin and ask it to
filter my Inbox and ask it to 'Score messages but don't perform filter
action', it does so and marks up the Spam column successfully.
I have definitely set my Inbox as the folder to be monitored as messages
I really like the look of SpamBayes and surely I must be doing something
fundamentally wrong? I have checked and rechecked the settings and I am
they are right. 
Could this be a bug? I doubt it, surely there must be other users with
same config?
Can you help me? Would any more info be useful?
Rick Reid 
System Consultant 
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