[Spambayes] Problem with SpamBayes Proxy: Cannot configure
dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Mon Oct 28 21:48:17 CET 2013
The failure would be because SpamBayes is not functioning. Until it is,
you will need to revert the Windows Mail config as it was before. Once
you get spambayes working, then make the client changes.
My spambayes server is on a remote host, so an outbound firewall rule
for tcp port 8880 was required; however, I have assumed you are running
spambayes on the same system as Windows Live, so that should not be an
I'll do my best to guide you in the error messages you've listed below.
Truthfully, it looks like some of the defaults were not set during the
install; or perhaps, a default bayescustomize.ini file was not created
On 10/28/2013 1:28 PM, A. J. wrote:
> Forgot to mention that I now cannot receive/send emails after making
> the changes you suggested.
> Get this error message from Windows Live Mail:
> Unable to send or receive messages for the AJ Mail account. The
> connection to the server has failed.
> Server: 'localhost'
> Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
> Protocol: POP3
> Port: 8110
> Secure(SSL): Yes
> Socket Error: 10061
> A. J.
> *From:* A. J. <mailto:a12j02 at sbcglobal.net>
> *Sent:* Monday, October 28, 2013 1:23 PM
> *To:* Dale Schroeder <mailto:dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [Spambayes] Problem with SpamBayes Proxy: Cannot configure
> I really appreciate your prompt response.
> I made the changes you suggested (yellow highlight below).
> But when I click on Save, I still see this message on
> The website cannot display the page HTTP 500
> When I click on “Refresh the page”, this is what I get:
> *Errors Detected*
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [SMTP Proxy Options] Train as ham
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [SMTP Proxy Options] Train as spam
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [SMTP Proxy Options] Lookup message in
> cache. Valid values are: False,True
These options should be on the main config page. The section in
brackets identifies the configuration section on the web page and is
located immediately below the pop3 proxy options.
The 1st two can be blank, but the word "none" is not allowed. The third
has only 2 options, as indicated in the error message. I believe the
default is false.
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [Storage Options] Storage file name
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [Storage Options] Message information
> file name
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [Storage Options] Cache messages.
> Valid values are: False,True
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [Storage Options] Suppress caching of
> bulk ham. Valid values are: False,True
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [Storage Options] Maximum size of
> cached messages
Storage Options is the 2nd to last section on the main config page.
The 1st 2 options are the full paths of where you would like to store
your mail databases (including the database file name). A good place
would be the directory where your bayescustomize.ini file is located.
3rd value, I use true.
4th value, I use false
5th value, I use 1000000
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [Statistics Options] Ham cutoff
> # 'None' is not a value valid for [Statistics Options] Spam cutoff
These should be located at the bottom of the main config page. I am
currently using 0.6 for spam and 0.5 for ham.
If you cannot see these options on the web config page, then I surmise
that your installation is corrupt, and you will need to reinstall.
You could also edit the bayescustomize.ini file manually. Below is my
sanitized ini file, but note that some of these options are from the
advanced and experimental config pages and are not require for a working
allow_remote_connections:* #you probably want this value to be localhost or 127.0.0.1
messageinfo_storage_file:/var/spambayes/spambayes.messageinfo.db #on a Windows machine this would be something like file:C:\path\to\file
persistent_storage_file:/var/spambayes/hammie.db #on a Windows machine this would be something like file:C:\path\to\file
ham_cache:/var/spambayes/pop3proxy-ham-cache #on a Windows machine this would be something like C:\path\to\directory
spam_cache:/var/spambayes/pop3proxy-spam-cache #on a Windows machine this would be something like C:\path\to\directory
unknown_cache:/var/spambayes/pop3proxy-unknown-cache #on a Windows machine this would be something like C:\path\to\directory
allow_remote_connections:192.168.x.* #you probably don't want anything this open. I'm using one server for an entire office.
> I have no idea how to correct these. They are not on the
> Configuration page. I have looked through everything and can not find
> where these options are presented.
> I now get this message on the Configuration page:
> POP3 proxy running on *995*, proxying to *inbound.att.net:110*.
> Active POP3 conversations: *0*.
> POP3 conversations this session: *0*.
> Emails classified this session: *0* spam, *0* ham, *0* unsure.
> Total emails trained: Spam: *0* Ham: *0*
> *More statistics...* <http://localhost:8880/stats> You can
> configure your SpamBayes
> system using the *Configuration page*
> *Database has no training information. SpamBayes will classify all
> messages as 'unsure', ready for you to train.*
> There are still no messages listed:
> There are no untrained messages to display. Return *Home*
> <http://localhost:8880/home>, or *check again*
> “Many suggest "C:\spambayes" instead.” -- I have no idea how to do
> this, and afraid to try not knowing what I’m doing.
> Thanks very much for your help,
> A. J.
> *From:* Dale Schroeder <mailto:dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, October 28, 2013 12:37 PM
> *To:* A. J. <mailto:a12j02 at sbcglobal.net> ; spambayes at python.org
> <mailto:spambayes at python.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Spambayes] Problem with SpamBayes Proxy: Cannot configure
> Based on what you have provided, it appears that the following values
> should be used in the web config page:
> Remote Servers: *inbound.att.net:995* (att uses yahoo mail servers)
> SpamBayes Ports: *8110* (although this could be any unused port)
> Then, you would configure Windows Live Mail's pop3 server setting to
> use *localhost* (or 127.0.0.1) for the server on port *8110* (or the
> port you chose above). Create filters to sort the mail classified by
> spambayes. Security/Encryption settings (ssl, tls, etc.) would remain
> as you currently have them.
> Additionally, everything I have read on this list suggests that on
> Windows 7, spambayes should _not_ be installed in "Program Files".
> Many suggest "C:\spambayes" instead.
> On 10/28/2013 10:57 AM, A. J. wrote:
>> I couldn’t find any other workable email address, though I think I
>> checked all your pages. Your “Send Help Message” page does not
>> provide an email address. Please forward if this is not the correct
>> email address.
>> “I am using SpamBayes Proxy Version 1.1b2 (March 6, 2010) (binary),
>> with version 2.5.2 (release25-maint, Feb 23 2008, 14:19:11) [MSC
>> v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] of Python; my operating system is Windows
>> 6.1.7601.2 (Service Pack 1). I have trained 0 ham and 0 spam.”
>> I don’t know if the above is an example or is actually my
>> information. My operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium and my
>> email program is Windows Live Mail.
>> This is my server information, none of which as far as I can see
>> matches the instructions on configuring. But maybe I’m just dumb
>> (certainly true on computers).
>> Server information:
>> Incoming mail server is POP3 server.
>> Incoming mail (POP3): inbound.att.net
>> Outgoing mail (SMTP): outbound.att.net
>> Port number:
>> Incoming mail (POP3): 995
>> _On the Configuration Page_
>> for Remote Servers, I have used “pop3.inbound.att.net:995”,
>> “inbound.att.net”, “localhost”, possibly others.
>> for SpamBayes Ports, I have used 995, 110, 8110, 8880
>> On any of these combinations, when I click on Save, this is what I
>> see on http://localhost:8880/home:
>> The website cannot display the page HTTP 500
>> When I click on Review Messages from the icon, below is what I see on
>> *No POP3 proxies running.*
>> *There are no untrained messages to display. *[And I have been
>> receiving emails.-ajp]
>> I have read the FAQs, the help page, and the readme page, but cannot
>> comprehend them, I suppose.
>> What do I do next?
>> A. J.
>> SpamBayes at python.org
>> Check the FAQ before asking:http://spambayes.sf.net/faq.html
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