[Spambayes] Odd error message

Jesse Pelton jsp at PKC.com
Mon Sep 19 16:55:48 CEST 2005

Could this be the old Outlook-fails-to-update-the-window bug?  On my
machine, messages often remain displayed in the message pane after I've
used a SpamBayes button to classify them.  However, they've actually
been moved to the appropriate destination, as I can verify by clicking
the corresponding folder.  (Actually, even clicking the currently
selected folder again seems to force the display to be refreshed, at
which point the moved messages are no longer listed.)  What happens if
you follow the same procedure?

This seems to happen only with certain Outlook installations.  It never
happened on my machine until I installed Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.
It's a mild annoyance now that I understand how it's behaving, though it
would certainly be nice if we could find a way to make this reproducible
so it could be fixed or worked around.  SP2 seems to have introduced
other, similar Outlook problems unrelated to SpamBayes, so I'm inclined
to suspect that the problem is Outlook rather than SpamBayes. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: spambayes-bounces at python.org 
> [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of Will du Pont
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 10:17 AM
> To: Tony Meyer
> Cc: spambayes at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Odd error message
> This happens with all messages, whether I highlight one or the whole
> batch.  95% of the messages I try to move (Well, I actually 
> do move but
> I always get the odd message ""No filterable mail items are selected")
> are in the Maybe Spam folder.  Sometimes I'll move a message that went
> to Spam into Inbox or one that stayed in Inbox to Spam, but I always
> still get the message.
> I read FAQ 5.7 but it didn't help.  I have SpamBayes set to 
> only filter
> the Inbox (Outlook 2003 BTW).
> I have the "Enable background filtering" box checked.  Does that have
> anything to do with it?
> How do I send you a copy of my most recent log file?
> Thanks for your reply, and help.
> --Will
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz] 
> Sent: 09/16/2005 10:38 PM
> To: Will du Pont
> Cc: spambayes at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Odd error message
> > Whenever I use the buttons "Delete As Spam" or "Recover from Spam"  
> > to do what they are designed for, I always have one or more email  
> > messages highlighted that I want to be moved to another 
> box, either  
> > Spam or back to the Inbox.  When I press the button the 
> first time,  
> > nothing happens.  When I press it again, the email(s) go where I  
> > want them but I get a message that says "No filterable mail items  
> > are selected."
> Does this happen with any message, or just particular ones?   
> SpamBayes should only work with received messages, and so tries to  
> figure out which messages have been received and which haven't.   
> Unfortunately, this is difficult to do, and there are occasional  
> messages that, for whatever reason, fail to correctly match the  
> criteria.  There's an open bug report about this.  You can add more  
> information to that report if you like, but basically it's easy  
> enough to just manually move these few rouge messages.
> If this is happening with all messages, then that's something  
> different.  In that case, it would probably help to see your log.   
> Please do this again (to generate the log entries), then send us a  
> copy of your most recent log file.
> =Tony.Meyer
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