[Spambayes] Unfilterable email using Outlook plugin
gjewell at cnnxn.com
Fri Sep 19 16:15:35 EDT 2003
I went to source forge today to look at the bug entered for this, and
didn't find one. (I misunderstood your message and didn't realize that I
should submit the bug.) When I try to enter the bug myself, it says I
need to log in even though I already am. If you have the time, would
you be kind enough to submit this for me?
>From: Mark Hammond [mailto:mhammond at skippinet.com.au]
>Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 6:18 PM
>To: Greg Jewell; spambayes at python.org
>Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Unfilterable email using Outlook plugin
>The problem is that the message in question *is* a bounce.
>Some spammer has used your "from" address, so the bounce is to you.
>The interesting thing is that Outlook has decided to transform
>this bounce into an "undeliverable report", which it handles
>slightly differently - it gets a different icon, and a
>different "form" which includes a "resend" option etc. Not
>*all* bounces are handled this way by Outlook, but clearly some are.
>Unfortutately, this is a "feature" gone wrong. I initially
>thought that Outlook only created such messages for "internal"
>bounces - ie, for messages that failed delivery *before* they
>moved to the internet - particularly in an Exchange Server environment.
>Initially, my experience was that I had only ever seen these
>"bounce" messages for legitimate bounces - but SpamBayes would
>then filter them, and depending on your training, would often
>score tham as Spam. This was clearly bad for legitmate bounce
>messages. Since then I have seen exactly one external bounce
>message be handled this way in my own mail - and now yours
>makes a second.
>I'm not sure what to do about this now... I guess opening a
>bug at source forge would be good :)
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