[Spambayes] Help!!

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Mon May 30 04:54:16 CEST 2005

> Hello.......I am 71 years old so please be patient with me. 
> Yes..........I have read a lot of info on troubleshooting. I 
> have Windows 98 and oh! am I being spammed!! i downloaded 
> Spam Bays and installed it. The only evidence I can find that 
> I have done that is by clicking 
> Start.......Programs.........Spam Bays is there at the bottom 
> of the list but no evidence anywhere in Outlook Express page. 
> How do I get to use it?

Follow these steps:

   1. Open the SpamBayes configuration page at http://localhost:8880/config
(you can do this via the tray application, or just type that address into
your browser).
   2. Enter your POP3 server's name in the top box ("Remote Servers").
   3. Enter "110" (no quotes) in the second box ("SpamBayes ports").
   4. Tick the "unsure" and "spam" boxes in the "Notate to" option, about
halfway down the page.
   5. Click the "Save configuration" button at the end of the page.
   6. Open Outlook Express.
   7. From the "Tools" menu, choose "Accounts".
   8. Select your mail account and click "Properties".
   9. Click the "Servers" tab.
  10. Change the "incoming mail server" from the name of your POP3 server to
"localhost" (no quotes).
  11. Click "OK".
  12. Click "Close".

Everything should now be setup. Try doing a send/receive - mail should
arrive as normal, but any mail that SpamBayes is unsure about will have
'unsure,' (1.0.x) or 'unsure at spambayes.invalid' (1.1.x) in the recipient
list, and any mail that SpamBayes thinks is spam will have 'spam,' (1.0.x)
or 'spam at spambayes.invalid' (1.1.x) in the recipient list. You can use
Outlook Express's Rules Wizard to create rules that automatically move these
messages to other folders (we can give you instructions for doing that,

If you get stuck anywhere, please let us know, and we'll try to explain


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(reply-all), and please don't send me personal mail about SpamBayes.
http://www.massey.ac.nz/~tameyer/writing/reply_all.html explains this. 

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