[Spambayes] Contacts whitelist

Harold Vandeventer Harold.Vandeventer at dpra.com
Fri May 28 09:28:20 EDT 2004

I agree with the developers on this issue: don't use a whitelist

SpamBayes as currently designed is properly sending mail to the Spam
folder that has MY name in the From property.  It took about 3 of them,
in Junk Suspects, to be trained via "delete as spam" and the problem has
been resolved.

Upon looking at the headers on those messages, they are coming in from
servers in Europe it appears.

My vote: no "list" concepts, white or black.

Harold Vandeventer
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz] 
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 12:23 AM
To: 'Glenn H'; spambayes at python.org
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Contacts whitelist

> A quick suggestion that you may or may not have thought of... 
> it would be good to have an option to treat all of the
> user's Outlook contacts as a whitelist, so any mail from
> these sources would be treated as ham, not spam. 

FAQ 6.6 talks about (in length) why this is not part of SpamBayes (yet,


In a nutshell a lot of people would like this feature, although a lot of
other people think it would be worthless (or worse than), and the
sit in the second camp.  Even this wouldn't necessarily mean that it
get added, except that it's complicated to do (the FAQ goes into
If someone ever steps up and does the work to implement it, then it's
unlikely that it would get refused, but until then, it'll sit on the
list of

Thanks for the suggestion, though - be sure to let us know if you have

=Tony Meyer

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