fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sat Apr 16 21:09:39 EDT 2016
On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 07:58:16PM -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2016 2:08 PM, "Steve Gledhill"
> <steve.gledhill at outlook.com> wrote:
> > Why has it been dropped?
> > Is there a recomended replacement?
> As free software, the notion of support is somewhat different than if
> you bought commercial software. The actual code is available for you or
> anyone else to modify.
> As for why it's no longer actively developed, there are a couple
> reasons. One, those of us who were working on SpamBayes have moved on
> to other things (not necessarily in the spam filter space, just moved
> on). Two, other tools have gotten better. A lot more spam is caught and
> rejected before it reaches the end user, and spam filters associated
> with some email services (such as Gmail) have gotten quite good. There
> is less need for standalone spam filters like SpamBayes.
> If you download and install it, you might well find that SpamBayes
> works as well as it ever did. If you have problems, you can still send
> email here. There are still users who answer the occasional question
> which arrives.
I agree with everything Skip said! :)
The word I've read here on this list is that, as Skip said, it can still
be made to work on Winodws 7, but there are a couple of gotchas you need
to be careful of:
1. if you're on a 64-bit version of Windows, you must be using a
32-bit version of Office in order for SpamBayes to work.
2. You must install it outside the normal Windows or Program files
folders. in your home/user directory would be a good place.
I haven't tried either of those, since I use it on Linux, but that is
what I've read here.
> 1. mailto:steve.gledhill at outlook.com
> SpamBayes at python.org
> Info/Unsubscribe: http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/spambayes
> Check the FAQ before asking: http://spambayes.sf.net/faq.html
---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us -----------------------------
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged
sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
---------------------------- Hebrews 4:12 (niv) ------------------------------
More information about the SpamBayes