SpamBayes on Windows
The Outlook addin is an application of the SpamBayes project. To our knowledge, the current version of the plug-in should work with Windows 98 and above and Outlook 2000 or above. You may be able to get the plug-in to work with Windows 95 if you install the most recent version of Internet Explorer possible, but we are not certain about this. It does not work with Outlook Express - see below for other options.
In general, you should download and install the latest version, as shown above. Older versions and the release notes can be viewed at the SpamBayes releases page.
If you have a problem, the best way to help make progress is to look for a similar existing bug report and add any useful information you may have, or to open a new bug report if your problem seems to be a new one. Please be sure to go through the troubleshooting.html file that is installed with the plugin.
Installing the Outlook Client From Source
If the Outlook binary doesn't work for you, you can install from source. To do this, you will need three pieces of software:
Once you have all three bits downloaded, run the Python installer then the pywin32 installer. Finally, double-click the addin.py script in the Outlook2000 folder of the SpamBayes distribution and you should be good to go. See the README.txt file in the Outlook2000 directory for more details
Non Outlook Solutions
Windows users using other mail clients and retrieving mail via POP3 can download the same installation program and use it to install a binary version of sb_server, including a tray application.
See also the information about sb_server.
Thunderbird users might find the ThunderBayes extension useful. It provides tighter integrateion between Thunderbird and the SpamBayes POP3 proxy.
The 1.1 release (see the download page) includes a binary version of sb_imapfilter. Although this is still currently in alpha, you might like to try it out.