[Spambayes] Configuration

Jesse Pelton jsp at PKC.com
Mon Sep 12 14:22:08 CEST 2005

I could be wrong, but I don't think the current version of SpamBayes
(1.0.4) supports a secure connection to your mail server. I think you
have a couple of choices:
- Install an alpha version of the next release, 1.1a1 from
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=61702. This has
the support you need, though being alpha software, it may have problems.
(Many people on this list seem to be using it with little trouble,
- Use Stunnel to handle the secure channel. See
<http://www.peterbe.com/plog/blogitem-20031117-1600>  for an an outline
of the process.
Personally, I'd choose the first option, because a) it's simpler and
therefore less likely to break, and b) you'll be helping to flush out
any bugs in 1.1a1, so the 1.1 final release can be as good as possible.
(Having said that, I'm off to download it myself, so I can practice what
I preach.)


	From: shaydeb at peoplepc.com [mailto:shaydeb at peoplepc.com] 
	Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:57 PM
	To: Jesse Pelton
	Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Configuration
	Thanks for the help Jesse. I followed your directions, but
here's the error message I get everytime I try to retrieve mail via
Outlook Express     

	"The server responded with an error. Account: 'PeoplePC Online',
Server: 'localhost', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR Service not
available (server error)', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error:
0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC90"

	Any suggestions?

		----- Original Message ----- 
		From: Jesse Pelton <mailto:jsp at PKC.com>  
		To: shaydeb at peoplepc.com ; spambayes at python.org 
		Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 8:46 AM
		Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Configuration

		It looks like you're using Outlook Express, so
outlook-express might help (in particular, steps 8 through 14).
		A note to whoever the FAQ maintainer(s): could steps 3 -
7 be moved after the steps currently numbered 8 - 14? The current step
12 could then include an instruction to write down the POP3 server name
before overwriting it, and the current step 4 could make reference to
the recorded value. The result would be something like:

		1.	Download the latest version of SpamBayes from
the download page <http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/download.html> . 
		2.	Run the installer - you want "sb_server", not
the Outlook plug-in. 
		3.	Open Outlook Express. 
		4.	From the "Tools" menu, choose "Accounts". 
		5.	Select your mail account and click "Properties".

		6.	Click the "Servers" tab. 
		7.	Write down the contents of in the "incoming mail
server" field (this is the name of your POP3 server), then change the
name to "localhost" (no quotes). 
		8.	Click "OK". 
		9.	Click "Close". 
		10.	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). 
		11.	Enter your POP3 server's name (which you wrote
down in step 7) in the top box ("Remote Servers"). 
		12.	Enter "110" (no quotes) in the second box
("SpamBayes ports"). 
		13.	Tick the "unsure" and "spam" boxes in the
"Notate to" option, about halfway down the page. 
		14.	Click the "Save configuration" button at the end
of the page.


			From: spambayes-bounces at python.org
[mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of shaydeb at peoplepc.com
			Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 11:04 AM
			To: spambayes at python.org
			Subject: [Spambayes] Configuration
			I am a true computer neophyte and I tried to set
up SpamBayes, but I do not know how to change my mail client to connect
to localhost instead of directly to my mail server.  How do I do this?
			Debbie @ shaydeb at peoplepc.com

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