[Spambayes] Should SpamBayes block spam?

OSBORNE, KEITH (AIT) go7456 at sbc.com
Tue Jul 20 16:02:51 CEST 2004

The messages that appear in my Outlook Express inbox do not seem to have
any type of spam, ham or unsure marking. How can I create a rule to move
to a folder without that marking? Should it show up in the inbox with
some sort of classification since the Outlook Express client is pulling
it from the SpamBayes host? Thanks, Keith.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz] 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 7:49 PM
To: OSBORNE, KEITH (AIT); spambayes at python.org
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Should SpamBayes block spam?

> It identifies Spam and Ham properly, but I still receive
> identified Spam in my Inbox. Is SpamBayes supposed to block 
> Spam at some point or simply identify it?

Identify it.  Then you do what you want with it (for example, set up a
with Outlook Express to automatically move all spam messages to a "spam"
folder and all unsure messages to an "unsure" folder).  That way you
the messages if you end up getting a false positive (a message
identified as spam).

Since SpamBayes is client-side, it has to download the mail to classify
so there really isn't any benefit to not delivering it (and this would
difficult to do with a proxy based solution, in any case).

=Tony Meyer

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