[Spambayes] Newbie outlook/spambayes/multiple folder question

Coe, Bob rcoe at CambridgeMA.GOV
Thu Jul 8 13:32:00 CEST 2004

The problem with that scenario is that Outlook allows you to specify only one folder at a time for the delivery of incoming mail, no matter how many sources of mail (Exchange, POP3 servers, etc.) are in use. I think you could then use Outlook rules to dispatch on the message source, but you'd run up against the non-deterministic nature of the interaction between Outlook and Spambayes rules. (That problem is covered in the FAQ, and I won't belabor it.)

What you could do is use separate Outlook profiles (not to be confused with Windows profiles) for the different incoming message streams. But the Outlook profile mechanism is complex, and most users probably don't understand it very well. I think it's primarily intended for situations where multiple users share the same account. I'd certainly hesitate to recommend it to someone who characterizes himself as an Outlook newbie.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: spambayes-bounces at python.org
> [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org]On Behalf Of Simon Thornington
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 3:58 PM
> To: spambayes at python.org
> Subject: [Spambayes] Newbie outlook/spambayes/multiple folder question
> Hi all,
> Newbie Outlook user here, I recently decided to switch some of my mail
> from GNUS to Outlook, as so many of my clients send exchange-oriented
> mail.
> I have SpamBayes running great for my Exchange Server account.  My
> question now is, I have a couple of other fairly active email accounts
> I could access via POP.  Can I easily add them to Outlook 2003/SpamBayes
> without any of the mails getting intermixed?  Ideally, I'd like to use
> the same filter for Exchange.Inbox -> Exchange.Junk E-Mail as well as
> POPServer.LocalInbox -> LocalJunkEmail or something.
> Am I making sense?
> Thanks,
> Simon.

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