[Spambayes] RE: Spambayes Digest, and my problems....

Liner, John jliner at harris.com
Thu Sep 16 18:50:10 CEST 2004

Yeah, none of the functions worked. In the past, it sometimes took quite a long
time for spambayes to work, but recently it just seemed to cease altogether.  It
is possible I did not wait long enough.  I did not realize that it sometimes
took hours.
My Outlooks work per normal; no problems there.  I am not sharing the same
databases.  I let Spambayes learn on it's own on each machine.  The learning
process seemed to go quickly and as long as it was working I never really had a
problem with junk and spam.  I don't know, perhaps it was as you said-just takes
a long time to work and I misconstrued it as failure.  
Anyway, I deleted it from my machines, and I re-installed it here at work.  I
will do the same at home, and see what happens.
The re-install here at work seems to be functioning OK now.  I guess this time
I'll pay closer attention to what's going on, and save my logs and examine them.
I did not think to look at the logs from the original.  I'll check on my home
machine and see if it is still there.  Tony, if it is, I'll send it to you.
thanks for the help and advice.  Please sign me up in your group(s).  It is a
great application and I'll continue using it.  Nothing else I've tried comes
close to spambayes efficiency.
It's interesting to me that Bays theories would have been created at a time when
there were no computers, much like Boolean Algebra.  I love this stuff.  wish I
had more time to delve deeper into it.  Oh well, maybe after I retire.
(Hopefully, soon!)
thanks, guys.  I'll keep an eye on it and let you know what happens over the
next few days.
-----Original Message-----
From: Windhorn, Allen, E. [LS/MKT] [mailto:Allen.Windhorn at LSUSA.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 11:29 AM
To: 'spambayes at python.org'
Cc: 'jliner at harris.com'
Subject: RE: Spambayes Digest, Vol 73, Issue 21

John & the group: 

> ------------------------------ 
> Message: 8 
> Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:20:37 +1200 
> From: "Tony Meyer" <tameyer at ihug.co.nz> 
> Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Spambayes stopped working 
> To: "'Liner, John'" <jliner at harris.com>, <spambayes at python.org> 
> > spambayes has stopped working on all of my machines. 
> > No error messages, it appears per normal.  It simply 
> > stopped working.  I tried both version 1.02 and 1.09 
> > and they simply seem to have shutdown. 
> > I am running XP, (home and pro), and Outlook.  Previously, 
> > Spambayes worked like gangbusters. 
> > Is there a virus or something that is disabling spambayes? 
> > Have you had other instances of this problem?  I even 
> > uninstalled and re-installed both versions several times. 
> > No go. 
> It's very strange that it simultaneously stopped on more than 
> one machine. 
> Are they sharing the database? 
> If you could find the most recent log for each machine (the 
> troubleshooting guide - there's a copy online - explains 
> where to find the logs) and send it to the list, that would 
> greatly help in figuring out the cause. 

John, when you say SpamBayes "stopped working", do you mean that none of the
functions work?  Have you tried waiting a while?  Does Outlook work normally?
On mine, I get an hourglass for about 5 minutes after starting Outlook, then
everything works manually.  The automatic filtering seems to be disabled, but it
will sometimes restart after a long time (several hours).  I'm doing an
experiment today to see whether it will restart at all -- I suspect it may have
restarted before when I entered and exited the SpamBayes Manager so I'm avoiding
that today (3.5 hours so far).

If it is any help, here is my log for today (hasn't started working yet): 
System verbosity set to 1 
No old pickle file to migrate 
Warning: option experimental_ham_spam_imbalance_adjustment 
 in section Classifier is deprecated 
Loaded bayes database from 'C:\Documents and Settings\ 
 windhoae\Application Data\SpamBayes\default_bayes_database.db' 
Loaded message database from 'C:\Documents and Settings\ 
 windhoae\Application Data\SpamBayes\default_message_database.db' 
Bayes database initialized with 1231 spam and 1052 good messages 
Loaded databases in 391.437ms 
SpamBayes Outlook Addin Binary Version 1.0rc2 (June 2004) 
 starting (with engine SpamBayes Engine Version 0.3 (January 2004)) 
on Windows 5.0.2195 (Service Pack 4) 
using Python 2.3.3 (#51, Feb 13 2004, 14:39:56) [MSC v.1200 32 
 bit (Intel)] 
NOTE: Skipping folder for this session - temporarily unavailable 
NOTE: Skipping folder for this session - temporarily unavailable 
NOTE: Skipping folder for this session - temporarily unavailable 
NOTE: Skipping folder for this session - temporarily unavailable 
FAILED to add the toolbar item 'SpamBayesCommand.Manager' - 
 (-2147352567, 'Exception occurred.', (0, None, None, None, 0, 
 -2147467259), None) 
The above toolbar message is common - recreating the toolbar... 

Is there any setting that tells the program to retry several times and then
quit?  If so, can it be changed? 


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