[Spambayes] RE Spam

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Wed May 24 12:33:27 CEST 2006

> My only issue is when I turn on out of the office it appears to  
> answer the spam & when I come back into the office it takes a long  
> time to get rid of the spam.

It really all depends on the "out of office" system you are using.   
My guess, based on your message, is that you're using the one that  
Exchange provides, which I believe takes effect before messages even  
reach Outlook.  In that case SpamBayes gets to these too late to stop  
any auto-reply.

You can leave Outlook open (assuming that you aren't taking the  
machine with you) while the "out of office" system is turned on (at  
least with the Exchange-based system I have used), and mail is still  
delivered to Outlook.  If you did that, then you wouldn't have a  
problem 'catching up' when you get back.

(For example, a while back when I was away for several weeks, I left  
Outlook processing email while I was gone.  Mail that arrived was  
dealt with by the "out of office" system, but was also delivered, and  
SpamBayes filtered out spam.  This meant when I logged in to Outlook  
Web Access to check mail I didn't have to deal with any of the spam,  
and (since the spam (but not the unsures) was moved to a separate PST  
file) I didn't exceed the size limit imposed on the Exchange account).


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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