[Spambayes] Duplicate messages handled differently...?

Kenneth Sole sole at soleassociates.com
Sun Jan 30 22:28:29 CET 2005

Hi Tony & All,

As per your suggestion below, I have been looking at the logs just after
identical messages are moved to my Spam folder and also into my Review

When that happens, the log shows only the message that is moved to the Spam
folder, as, for example:

Message 'PayPal Account Security Measures' in 'Desktop/Inbox' had a Spam
classification of 'Yes'

The message that is moved to the Review folder seems not to be mentioned in
the log at all. I thought for a moment that a copy of the message was being
generated on my machine, but that is not the case, as they each have
distinct Message-IDs.

I will add that when other messages are moved to the Review folder (that is,
messages that are not received in duplicate) they appear in the log as we
would expect, that is, marked "Unsure."

Might you have suggestions about next steps?

Very sincere thanks,



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-----Original Message-----
From: spambayes-bounces at python.org [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org] On
Behalf Of Tony Meyer
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 9:04 PM
To: 'Kenneth Sole'; spambayes at python.org
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Duplicate messages handled differently...?

> I have noticed that I very frequently receive two identical 
> messages and that one of them is moved to my Spam folder 
> while the other is moved to my Review folder.
> This is no great inconvenience, but I am perplexed by this 
> aspect of Spambayes.

To answer this we (or you) really need to see the clues for the message.
Next time this happens (before you do any training on the messages) select
them and choose "Show spam clues for this message" from the SpamBayes menu.
That will pop up a message with the clues for the selected message.

If you examine the clues, you'll probably be able to see the difference (and
so hopefully understand why and what to do about it), but if you're stuck,
feel free to forward a copy on to the list and we'll give it a go.


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