[Spambayes] Changing mail client to connect to "localhost"

Mark Ramras ramras at neu.edu
Sun Jan 2 23:21:10 CET 2005

Still in trouble!  Here's what I've done.
    1)  Right clicked on SB Icon Tray and chose "Configure".
    2)  In POP3 Proxy Options:
            Remote Servers:  filled in "pop3.lepton.neu.edu"
            SpamBayes Ports:  110
            SMTP Proxy Options:  left blank
    3)  In Outlook Express, for the incoming POP3 mail server, replaced
"pop3.lepton.neu.edu" with "localhost".

        When I then ask Outlook Express to "receive all", I get an error
"The connection to the server has failed.  Account:  lepton.neu.edu.
Server: 'localhost' ."

Mark  (Baffled in Boston)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Meyer" <tameyer at ihug.co.nz>
To: "'Mark Ramras'" <ramras at neu.edu>; <spambayes at python.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 8:41 PM
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Changing mail client to connect to "localhost"

> I use Windows XP , Outlook Express, and SpamBayes version
> 1.01.  I don't understand how to "change my mail client to 'localhost'",
> as directed by the Troubleshooting guide.

In Outlook Express:

1.  Select "Accounts" from the "Tools" menu.
2.  Double-click the account you wish to change.
3.  Click the "Servers" tab.
4.  In the "Incoming mail server" section, change your ISP's mail server to

> Was "localhost" shorthand for " the
> address of the machine running SpamBayes" ?  Does this mean /my
> machine/? In either case, how do I find out that address?

"localhost" is a special name that means the machine you are using.  It's
the easiest way to refer to the local machine, but you can find out the
actual name if you like (Start->Run->cmd.exe, then type 'ipconfig' and press


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