[Spambayes] Lost email messages

Petersen, Tom tom.petersen at sdsd.sdbor.edu
Tue Feb 19 14:33:58 CET 2008


The first thing I check is to see where SpamBayes says it is sending the
mail.  Open the SpamBayes Manager and look at the general tab, mine
lists Junk and Junk Suspects.  Then I look at the left hand pane where
my inbox is and look for any plus signs.  This signifies that there is a
subfolder, many times the Junk and Junk Suspects folders are located in
the deleted folder.
 
You could try setting up a rule as well, make a test folder, create a
rule with a specific subject, then when the message arrives see if it is
going into the test folder or if it shows up missing as well.  
 
Just my .02 worth.

________________________________

From: spambayes-bounces at python.org [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org]
On Behalf Of Jesse Pelton
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:53 AM
To: Joseph Beranek; spambayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Lost email messages


I only use the Outlook plug-in, so I'm afraid I've reached the end of my
limited ability to help.
 
If there are any sb_server users (especially Outlook Express users) who
can offer Joe advice, I'm sure it would be appreciated!

________________________________

From: Joseph Beranek [mailto:zulu6334 at hotmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:48 PM
To: Jesse Pelton; spambayes at python.org
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Lost email messages


I did configure it, but obviously got it wrong.





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	Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Lost email messages
	Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 14:37:00 -0500
	From: jsp at PKC.com
	To: 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 PM
	To: Jesse Pelton; spambayes at python.org
	Subject: 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 messages
		Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:50:42 -0500
		From: jsp at PKC.com
		To: 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 PM
		To: Jesse Pelton
		Subject: 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 messages
			Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:32:37 -0500
			From: jsp at PKC.com
			To: 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:
			 
	
http://ask-leo.com/the_contents_of_my_inbox_disappeared_can_i_recover.ht
ml
	
http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tips/default.asp?pagetypeid=2&articleid=36270
&subsectionid=616
			http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321505

________________________________

			From: spambayes-bounces at python.org
[mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of Joe B
			Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 2:04 PM
			To: spambayes at python.org
			Subject: [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
			 
			Thanks,
			 
			Joe Beranek
			Tucson, AZ
			 
			520.743.9940

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