[Spambayes] Spambayes and Public folders
dave_tonner at cbcradio3.com
Fri Sep 16 22:59:01 CEST 2005
Hi again Tony:
I'm afraid that I've missled you! Messages moved as a result of using rules
on the inbox are not always tagged as posts in a public folder (they are
sometimes though, and I can't re-create that condition right now). I tried
manually filtering a public folder, and it works (independent of the folder's
permission settings) but I'm not sure where the spam is going - unless it's
going into the spam folder as 'read' - I need to check). I couldn't get this
to work before so I'm not sure what I changed.
In any case, the "mark as spam button' do not appear in the Spambayes tool
bar when I'm viewing a public folder.
On another front....
The folder's permission settings do appear to have an impact. I noticed that
I can 'score' a message's spam rating if the folder permissions are set to
allow full access, but if I try scoring folder items with limited access, I
get a message that no filterable items were selected, so... I definitely have
to change the folder permissions.
So far so good! Thanks for your help so far.
Thanks for your note.
Public folders exhibit strange behaviour! By default (unless you choose
something else), a newly created public folder will accept "mail and post
items" (as per your suggestion, this is a folder setting). If I create a new
item in a mail and post items public folder - it always shows up as a 'post'.
If I drag a mail item into the folder, it will show up as a mail item (as
displayed by the item's icon). However, if I set up a rule to move mail
items from my inbox to the public folder, the moved mail items show up as
posts! It doesn't make sense!
In any case, if I set Spambayes to check a public folder that contains only
mail items (or a mixture of mail and post items for that matter), I get a
message that there are no scanable items. Apparently Spambayes thinks all
the items are notes.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz]
> Sent: Thu Sep 15, 05 6:49 PM
> To: Dave Tonner
> Cc: spambayes at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Spambayes and Public folders
> > I wasn't sure where to post this question so please forgive me if
> > I'm in the wrong area....
> This is the right place.
> > I saw a FAQ (I think) about Spambayes not working with Exchange
> > public folders. The reason given was not that it couldn't do it
> > but rather that it was not enabled as it was felt that Spambayes
> > was written specifically to cover mail items only. But many
> > exchange/outlook users put mail in public folder to facilitate easy
> > sharing of 'global' correspondence.
> If SpamBayes doesn't work with public folders, it's not by design.
> (I believe there's an open bug report about this, in fact). IIRC,
> the main issue when this was discussed in the past was permissions,
> because SpamBayes writes information to the message (to keep track of
> which ones have been classified).
> > I noticed that I can select public folders for spam review, but
> > Spambayes does not appear to recognize that theirs is mail in the
> > folders (probably because Exchange labels the folder contents as
> > 'notes'? ).
> SpamBayes does try to only filter mail, and not notes or any other
> Outlook item types (this *is* by design). Do the items in the public
> folder have to be items rather than mail? I don't have access to any
> public folders at the moment, but I thought that messages were mail
> items and not notes. Is this perhaps a folder setting?
> If this is the only reason that it's not working, then it would be
> easy enough to add an option to enable filtering of note items
> (assuming that filtering them will work).
> Please always include the list (spambayes at python.org) in your replies
> (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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