[Spambayes] Automatic filtering

Will Pardy pcconsultin1 at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 28 02:21:55 CET 2005

Thank you for your response, but...

The problem is that the "Enable SpamBayes" box (General tab of the SpamBayes
Manager) IS ticked.  Also, the 'watched folders' list is my 'Inbox'.
Nevertheless, when I open Outlook, all Spam (and Ham), are displayed in my

I then have to manually click on:
Spambayes -> Filter Messages... -> and then click on 'Start Filtering' to get
spambayes to perform the filtering of messages.  Once I do this, spambayes
filters as expected.

The point is that I want spambayes to filter automatically without me having to
instruct it to do so.

Any help would be appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz] 
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:33 PM
To: wpardy at delphipbs.com; spambayes at python.org
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] How to make spambayes auto filter messages again
-without retraining

> How do I make spambayes automatically start filtering messages after 
> opening without having to manually select this option?

If the "Enable SpamBayes" box (General tab of the SpamBayes Manager) is ticked,
then all folders selected in the 'watched folders' list (Filtering tab of the
SpamBayes Manager) will be filtered when Outlook is running.

> The documentation only deals with retraining, which I do
> not want to do (and cannot accomplish with any accuracy due to not 
> having a ham or spam folder)

I'm not sure I understand this - filtering and training are quite separate. To
filter, follow the steps above.  If you want to train, then the best method is
to just use the "Delete As Spam" and "Recover from Spam" buttons.


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