[Spambayes] documentation bug?

Meyer, Tony T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Thu Sep 25 03:14:08 EDT 2003

> The web interface reads on lookup message in cache as:
> Lookup message in cache: If this option is set, then the 
> smtpproxy will attempt to look up the messages sent to it
> (for training) in the POP3 proxy cache or IMAP filter folders,
> and use that message as the training data. This avoids any
> problems where your mail client might change the message 
> when forwarding, contaminating your training data. If you can 
> be sure that this won't occur, then the id-lookup can be avoided.
> Note that Outlook Express users cannot use the lookup option
> (because of the way messages are forwarded), and so if they
> wish to use the SMTP proxy they must enable this option
> (but as messages are altered, may not get the best results, and
> this is not recommended).
> I suspect that enable has to be disable in "Note that Outlook 
> Express users 
> ... to use the STMP proxy they must enable this option."

Nope, disable.  OE doesn't forward the message's headers, so can't look
the message up in the cache, so using this option will not work.  So it
must be *disabled*.

Using the smtp proxy is really not a good idea for OE users.

=Tony Meyer

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