[Spambayes] Duplicate messages handled differently...?

Kenneth Sole sole at soleassociates.com
Mon Jan 31 17:52:36 CET 2005

Hi Tony & All,

I do not believe that it is a rule problem:

I have only one rule, and that moves messages from a particular
address to their own folder. None of the messages with which I have
had problems have that return address.

But, you mentioned another instance of SpamBayes:

I have two systems that read the same Outlook PST file (using Public
Outlook). Each of those systems had an instance of SpamBayes. On the
local machine SpamBayes sorted incoming messages, and it was on the
local machine that I had the problem described below.

The remote machine's instance of SpamBayes was used (only very rarely)
to train on messages that were incorrectly sorted on the local

Though I understand nothing about the mechanism of potential
interference, there is that possibility.

I have left SpamBayes on the remote machine, but have disabled it by

I will run that way to see if it eliminates the problem I have been

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: Monday, January 31, 2005 12:55 AM
To: 'Kenneth Sole'; spambayes at python.org
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Duplicate messages handled differently...?

> 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 folder.
> 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.

Is there any way that Outlook could be moving the message (a rule, for
example)?  It really shouldn't be possible for SpamBayes to process a
message without generating the log entry.

If you disable/uninstall (doesn't effect training/configuration) do
messages end up in the Review folder?  If so, then something else is
obviously to blame (I can't see how, but maybe a second SpamBayes
Or Outlook, or another plugin?).  If not, then maybe it is SpamBayes
- but I can't think of where to even start looking in the code.


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