[Spambayes] Problem with POP3 Proxy

bhecht at sbcglobal.net bhecht at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 21 22:38:41 EST 2004

When I right click on the SpamBayes tray icon, and select "View
Information," in the "Status and Configuration" box at the top of the page I
see all zeros, no emails classified.  So SpamBayes is not seeing the
e-mails.  I'm trying to figure out how to configure Outlook Express and
SpamBayes to get it to see the emails.

In Outlook Express, I select tools | accounts, then select
bhecht at sbcglobal.net and click 'properties' then select the 'servers' tab,
and it shows me the following configuration items in a  dialog box:

Incomming mail server is a : POP3  server
    incoming mail (POP3) localhost
    outgoing mail (SMTP): smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
Incoming mail server:
    account name: bhecht at sbcglobal.net/pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com

Then if I press the 'Advanced' tab, I see the port configurations:
Server Port number:
    outgoing mail (SMTP): 25
    incoming mail: (POP3) 110

In SpamBayes, I only entered two values to configure it,  everything else
was  left blank or left with default values.  I right clicked on the
SpamBayes tray icon, selected "configure..." and then entered these two

Remote Servers: pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com

SpamBayes Ports:  110

Thanks again for your help.
Bill hecht
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kenny Pitt" <kennypitt at hotmail.com>
To: <bhecht at sbcglobal.net>; "'papaDoc'" <papaDoc at videotron.ca>
Cc: <spambayes at python.org>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 12:51 PM
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Problem with POP3 Proxy

> bhecht at sbcglobal.net wrote:
> > I am using Outlook Express, which is functioning fine, and Windows
> > XP.  It's just that SpamBayes doesn't seem to be doing anything - not
> > seeing or doing anything with the mail.
> First, make sure that you have Outlook Express configured to use
> "localhost" as the server instead of going directly to
> "pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com".
> Then, after receiving some e-mails in Outlook Express that don't appear
> to be classified, right-click on the SpamBayes tray icon and select
> "View information...".  In the "Status and Configuration" box at the top
> of the page you should see the label "Emails classified this session:".
> If all of these values are zero then SpamBayes is not seeing the
> e-mails.  In that case you should also see "POP3 conversations this
> section: 0".  This would indicate that you have not properly configured
> Outlook Express to use the SpamBayes proxy.
> If the status message indicates that SpamBayes has classified some of
> your e-mails (probably all unsure), then the problem is more likely to
> be that you haven't configured Outlook Express to filter the messages
> that SpamBayes has processed.  The SpamBayes proxy can't actually move
> any messages for you, it can only add information to the message that
> your mail client can filter on.
> OE's filter support is very limited, so you first need to change some
> options in SpamBayes.  Go to the configuration page and scroll down to
> the 3rd box, "Header Options".  Next to "Classify in subject header:",
> check "unsure" and "spam".  This will cause SpamBayes to add the
> classification to the beginning of the message subject.  After you save
> the configuration change, you should immediately start seeing these
> classifications appear on your received messages.
> Now you need to set up your Outlook Express filtering rules to move
> messages that SpamBayes classifies.  You'll need to create two folders
> in OE, one for spam messages and one for unsure messages.  Then go to
> Tools->Message Rules->Mail.  Create a new rule and select "Where the
> Subject line contains specific words" and "Move it to the specified
> folder".  In the Rule Description box, click "contains specific words"
> and enter "spam".  Then click "specified folder" and choose the folder
> that you created for spam messages.  Name this rule something like
> "SpamBayes spam messages" and make sure it is at the top of the message
> rule list.  Then create a similar rule to look for "unsure" in the
> subect and move those to your unsure folder.
> After you've done all that, you should start seeing all of your messages
> moved to the Unsure folder.  You'll then need to use the SpamBayes web
> interface to review the messages and select the proper classification.
> Then click the Train button at the bottom to update your training
> database.  SpamBayes should soon start classifying most of your messages
> correctly.  You'll then need to review and train only when it gets an
> unsure or makes a mistake.
> -- 
> Kenny Pitt

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