[Spambayes] pop3/smtp proxy with Outlook/Outlook Express (bug?)

Austine Jane janeaustine50 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 29 01:13:07 EDT 2003

When "return True" is added as I wrote in the last email, it seems to be 
working all right.

Thanks. :)

>From: "Meyer, Tony" <T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz>
>To: "Austine Jane" <janeaustine50 at hotmail.com>, <spambayes at python.org>
>Subject: RE: [Spambayes] pop3/smtp proxy with Outlook/Outlook Express 
>Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 16:50:39 +1200
> > I think there is some kind of problem with spambayes caching and
> > classification. When I compose email which includes spam
> > words to my account and load them into the local pop3 proxy, spambayes
> > classifies it as spam and attaches appropriate
> > X-Spambayes-Classification header. However, as I examine the
> > cache folders, the email is put in the unknown cache folder not
> > in the spam cache folder.
>This is the correct behaviour.  The message has been *classified* as
>spam, but not *trained* as spam.  If you trained the message (via the
>web interface, for example), it should move from the unknown cache to
>the spam one.  The unknown cache holds all the messages that haven't
>been trained yet.
> > Hence, the error messgae "Could not
> > extract id" as I forward the email to spambayes_ham at localhost.
>This is not the correct behaviour, however.  The smtp proxy is meant to
>search through all three caches when attempting to find the message
>(this means, for example, that it can correct messages that have been
>incorrectly *trained*, not just incorrectly *classified*).
>So, to confirm, you're sending an email to spambayes_ham at localhost which
>has the id of a message in one of the three caches and you get the
>"maybe already deleted" error?  Note that if you're copying & pasting
>the id in, you need to include the "X-Spambayes-ID: " bit as well as the
>id itself.
>=Tony Meyer

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