[Spambayes] Configure a Small B. Server windows2000

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Wed Jan 26 00:00:30 CET 2005

> I read the documents you sent me but they did not make a lot
> of sense to me. I know computers but not that much.
> I was thinking that if I have to install it in clients I will
> do

Client-side filtering really does have a lot to recommend it.  Particularly,
each user gets to decide what is and is not spam for them.  (An ideal
situation is probably to have a server-side filter that cuts out 'easy'
spam, and has a zero false-positive rate, combined with effective
client-side filtering.  It really depends on how much spam comes in and how
much it costs you to deal with it client-side).

If you're not familiar with the server side mail system that you're using,
though, then you're probably better off not mucking about with it.

> but from the setup page I get after clicking in envelop next
> to clock I don't know what to setup. 

What email client are you using?  On the SpamBayes configuration page, you
just need to enter in the POP3 server details in the top two boxes.

If you're using Outlook Express, then you can use the instructions here:


Other mail clients are similar (apart from Outlook, which has the plug-in),
but shouldn't need the "Notate To" option, and the settings will be in
different places in the mail client.

> I see in the website instruction to change a program or 
> program lines. Where is this? And how do I know what changes 
> to make to that program?

You shouldn't need to make any changes to the SpamBayes scripts themselves,
unless you need to make some sort of customisation (this is highly


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