[SPAM] RE: [SPAM] RE: [Spambayes] Configuration of multiple emailaddresses

Richard B Barger ABC APR Rich at RBarger.com
Mon Jul 12 23:26:48 CEST 2004

Kenny, this is >another< excellent explanation that ought to be in the FAQ.  (As
well as your first link, below).

Rich Barger


Kenny Pitt wrote:

> Chuck Cummins wrote:
> > How do I identify "localhost" in my Incoming mail address line?
> > I've listed all incoming addresses, separated by commas, as
> > prescribed.
> > In assigning ports, is it ok to identif 8110,8111,8112,8113, for the
> > 4 email accounts we're using?
> It's not entirely clear to me what parts of the configuration you've filled
> out correctly and what parts you're still missing.  I'll try to explain in
> as much detail as I can where all the configuration information goes, and
> hopefully you can then figure out how to apply that to your setup.
> The first thing you need to do is configure SpamBayes correctly via the Web
> interface, so select Configure from the SpamBayes tray icon.  The first box
> at the top of the page is labeled "POP3 Proxy Options" and this is where you
> will set up all of the POP3 mail servers that you access.  In the "Remote
> Servers" box, you need to provide a comma-separated list of the different
> servers that you receive mail from.  It will contain something like
> "mail.server1.com,mail.server2.com".  If you have several accounts that
> receive mail from the same mail server then you only need to list that
> server once.
> In the "SpamBayes Ports" box, you need to provide a comma-separated list of
> ports that SpamBayes will use to represent the different servers you listed
> in "Remote Servers".  There should be one port in this list for each server.
> Following my earlier example you would enter "8110,8111".  SpamBayes would
> then use port 8110 to represent server mail.server1.com and port 8111 to
> represent mail.server2.com.  If you actually have 4 separate servers in
> "Remote Servers" for your 4 email accounts then you would enter
> "8110,8111,8112,8113".
> After you save your configuration changes, SpamBayes is all set to process
> your mail.  Now you need to configure your mail client to talk to SpamBayes.
> You appear to be using Outlook Express, so I'll describe the settings based
> on that.  Go to Tools / Accounts, and then open up the properties for your
> first mail account.  On the Servers tab, set the "Incoming mail (POP3)"
> server to localhost (but don't forget what the original server was).  Now
> you need to switch to the Advanced tab to configure the port numbers.  Again
> using my example servers from the SpamBayes configuration, if the account
> was originally set to get mail from mail.server1.com then you change the
> "Incoming mail (POP3)" port to 8110.  If the account was set to get mail
> from mail.server2.com then you would change the port to 8111.
> When you were configuring the SpamBayes options, you may have noticed
> another section for "SMTP Proxy Options".  It is probably best to ignore
> this section.  Some people assume that the SMTP Proxy provides some form of
> filtering at the SMTP level, but it is actually just a different way of
> training misclassified messages.  If you are going to use the Web interface
> for training then you don't need the SMTP Proxy at all, and it only
> complicates the setup.
> Once you get everything configured so that your mail is processed through
> SpamBayes, there are still some additional things you will need to set up
> before Outlook Express will remove spam from your Inbox.  This link is for
> an archived message that describes how to set up your rules in Outlook
> Express:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/spambayes/2004-March/011652.html
> You might also take a look at question 2.1 in the FAQ:
> http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/faq.html#does-spambayes-work-with-outlook-e
> xpress
> If you have any further questions then reply back and please copy the
> spambayes mailing list on your reply.  Try to be as explicit as possible
> about what settings you have changed, what values you have set for them, and
> what isn't working correctly.
> --
> Kenny Pitt

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