[Spambayes] Slow filtering junk mails

Mei, Elaine EMei at atla.com
Wed Nov 17 16:17:05 CET 2004

Outlook is the client I use for email.   Before reformatting it, it can
filter incoming mails (Inbox of 100) in a few seconds.  Now the
filtration process is like 1 per second or longer.   When I have a few
hundred emails in inbox, it takes a quite some time to go.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 6:42 PM
To: Mei, Elaine; spambayes at python.org
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Slow filtering junk mails

> I recently reformatted my harddrive and re-installed
> Windows XP, and put MS office and Spambayes back into
> the computer.   What I noticed is that the filtering
> processing has been very slow since installing Spambayes.
> I tried software upgrade and deleting the data files
> for Spambayes and it didn't solve the problem.  Any
> suggestions to proceed further with this?

My first suggestion would have been to remove the training data and
unfortunately, but since you've already tried that...

What's slow?  Just filtering the messages as they arrive in the inbox?
Clicking on the "Delete as spam" and "Recover from spam" buttons as
Starting up Outlook?

If it's just the former, then maybe it's just the background filtering
values?  If you go into the SpamBayes Manager dialog, then the Advanced
you can adjust these.  If you're not using any Outlook rules, then you
even disable background filtering altogether.

Otherwise - roughly how much slower would you say everything is?  Twice
slow?  10 times as slow?  There have been a few (though not many) other
reports of slowness, which is concerning, but there's no obvious cause
least yet).  We're still looking into those, unfortunately...


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