[Spambayes] Problem with POP3 Proxy: Change spam in ***SPAM***

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Thu May 19 00:31:35 CEST 2005

> The problem I am having is: Spam Spam is recognised as
> spam the word spam is added to the subject. Is it possible
> to change this in ***SPAM***. My mailprogram Pegasus Mail
> filters on the word "spam" 

I'm pretty sure that Pegasus Mail lets you filter on arbitrary headers.
That means you can set it to look for a "X-Spambayes-Classification" header,
which will have "spam", "ham", or "unsure" as the value.  That way SpamBayes
doesn't need to modify the subject at all (which is preferable for many
reasons).  AFAIK only Outlook Express is so limited that the subject
notation is needed (although it is some time since I've used Pegasus Mail).

> Lately I recieved some information
> about German Spam and spam was used in the subject. Because
> of that the spam was filtered. So, is it possible to add
> ***SPAM*** instead of yust "spam"

Anyway, you can do this.  Open up your configuration file (the path to it is
at the top of the configuration pages; just use any text editor, e.g
notepad) and add the lines:


(without the quotes).  You can change the ham/unsure strings as well, if you
want to.


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