[Spambayes] Lost email messages

Joseph Beranek zulu6334 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 18 22:48:14 CET 2008

I did configure it, but obviously got it wrong.

Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Lost email messagesDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 14:37:00 -0500From: jsp at PKC.comTo: zulu6334 at hotmail.com; spambayes at python.org

Your original message said that you had configured SpamBayes. I assumed that you followed the directions at http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/faq.html#how-do-i-set-up-spambayes-and-outlook-express. Is that true?

From: Joseph Beranek [mailto:zulu6334 at hotmail.com] Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 2:32 PMTo: Jesse Pelton; spambayes at python.orgSubject: RE: [Spambayes] Lost email messages
I still cannot receive messages on my Comcast Outlook Express account.  However, I can receive them at Comcast's web mail.  Before I realized what was happening, I would click on OE's Send/Receive button and the message at the bottom of the screen would read, "Receiving Mail", then read, for example,  "8 new messages" but they never show up in my inbox.  I called ComCast tech support twice and they have no idea what happened either.  I can send messages from OE and sent messages show up in the Sent Item box.  With the hope that the missing messages are stored somewhere on my computer I've done global searches using both XP's search function and Google Desktop for any leftover SpamBayes files, but could find none.  So far, it looks like my only resort is to change my Comcast email address. Does anyone know where SpamBayes keeps incoming mail until it is cleared by the recipient?  In order to retrieve my three days worth of missing messages, would it do any good to reinstall the program, but this time make sure I configure it properly.   I do appreciate all the help. Joe 

Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Lost email messagesDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:50:42 -0500From: jsp at PKC.comTo: zulu6334 at hotmail.com; spambayes at python.org

Anyone else have any suggestions?
[Joe: please "Reply to All" so the discussion is recorded in the mailing list archive for the benefit of anyone who has a similar problem in the future.]

From: Joseph Beranek [mailto:zulu6334 at hotmail.com] Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 4:37 PMTo: Jesse PeltonSubject: RE: [Spambayes] Lost email messages
Thanks, Jesse, I looked at all three of these links and none of them seemed to apply to my situation. As mentioned, one of the problems is that I am not receiving any incoming mail, even that I am sending to myself.  I remember reading something in the SpamBaye's documentation to the effect incoming messages are first "intercepted" (my word)  by SpamBayes until a determination is made regarding whether they are Spam, Ham or something else.  Obviously, I configured the program incorrectly and thus the incoming messages are someplace between my inbox and whereever SpamBaye places the "intercepted" messages.   Thanks for your help, Joe

Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Lost email messagesDate: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:32:37 -0500From: jsp at PKC.comTo: zulu6334 at hotmail.com; spambayes at python.org

Maybe someone else has heard of or experienced this, but I haven't, so I did a Google search for "spambayes outlook express missing messages." I turned up several links with various approaches to the problem. Perhaps they'll help:

From: spambayes-bounces at python.org [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of Joe BSent: Friday, February 15, 2008 2:04 PMTo: spambayes at python.orgSubject: [Spambayes] Lost email messages

Yesterday I installed the latest edition of Spambayes and configured it.  This morning I had no incoming messages at all.  Worse, all the messages in my inbox (Outlook Express) dating from July forward were missing.  I opened the four small icons that were in the taskbar but they indicated that no messages had been received.  Thinking that my missing messages would reappear, I uninstalled Spaybayes, restarted the computer but the messages were still missing.  I also did a system-wide search for Spambaye with no results.
I then sent messages to myself, but they never arrived.  Consequently, I called my ISP, Comcast, but they couldn't help me.
Can you tell me how I can receive incoming mail again, and if possible, recover the hundreds of missing messages.
Since I can't receive any email from Outlook Express, please send your reply to my alternate address, zulu6334 at hotmail.com
Joe Beranek
Tucson, AZ
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