[Spambayes] I'm running into a resource conflict; SpamBayes freezes my system

Richard B Barger ABC APR Rich at RBarger.com
Thu Jul 1 23:53:14 EDT 2004

Once again, Tim, many thanks.  I'll be coming back with a few Q's in a couple of

Tim:  "I do apologize for talking over your head ..."

Which, of course, is very nice and wholly unnecessary.  This group -- and your
help, and Tony's, and the other folks who've assisted me -- is kick-ass.

Thank you.

My only complaint:  Now you want me to learn Python.



Rich Barger
Kansas City


Tim Peters wrote:

> [Rich Barger]
> > Ah, but I wouldn't know what I had or what to do with it even if I
> > downloaded the source code.  While I'm an experienced computer >user<, I'm
> > certainly not a programmer.
> That's only because you haven't downloaded Python yet:
>     http://www.python.org/
> Python is what SpamBayes is written in, and it's free too.  You'll be
> programming the first day -- perhaps not at a world-class level at
> first, but at least in America a long weekend is almost upon us
> <wink>.
> >> But it appears you've already determined that it's really ZoneAlarm freezing
> >> your system.
> > Not exactly; that's why I msg'd the SpamBayes group, Tim.  I had no idea
> > whether it was ZoneAlarm causing the problem, or SpamBayes.  I just knew they
> > didn't play nice together.
> That's right.  Once you *are* an experienced Windows programmer, this
> will be burned into your bones:
>      Observation:  When program X and ZoneAlarm are both running, the computer
>      freezes.
>      Conclusion:  ZoneAlarm is the cause.
> I'm only half joking about that one!  Replace "ZoneAlarm" with "a
> virus scanner" and you get another Universal Truth.
> > ...
> > Isn't it fun, dealing with users with the gamut of experience from none to
> > guru?  <g>
> It actually is.  You fooled me about which end of that scale you were
> on, and I do apologize for talking over your head as a result.

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