#897 Outlook 2010: error initializing the SpamBayes addin

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After installation, launching Outlook 2010 presents a dialog reading:

Outlook 2010: error initializing the SpamBayes addin
Please re-start Outlook and try again

Running Outlook 2010 on Windows 7. No log file is generated in the temp directory, and Outlook generates the following event in the event log:

Log Name: Application
Source: Outlook
Date: 2/13/2011 8:55:35 PM
Event ID: 45
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Remus
Description:
Outlook loaded the following add-in(s):

Name: Microsoft Exchange Add-in
Description: Exchange support for Unified Messaging, e-mail permission rules, and calendar availability.
ProgID: UmOutlookAddin.FormRegionAddin
GUID: {F959DBBB-3867-41F2-8E5F-3B8BEFAA81B3}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ADDINS\UmOutlookAddin.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 172

Name: SpamBayes
Description: SpamBayes anti-spam tool
ProgID: SpamBayes.OutlookAddin
GUID: {3556EDEE-FC91-4CF2-A0E4-7489747BAB10}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 0
Location: C:\Program Files\SpamBayes\bin\outlook_addin.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 311797

Name: TechHit SimplyFile for Microsoft Outlook
Description: SimplyFile - They easiest way to keep your mailbox under control
ProgID: SimplyFile.Connect
GUID: {C04AD917-9820-4C41-9F5A-FAD625A687E6}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\TechHit.com\SimplyFile\SimplyFile.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 515

Name: Outlook Change Notifier
Description: Detects changes to contacts and calendars
ProgID: OutlookChangeNotifier.Connect
GUID: {12E6A993-AE52-4F99-8B89-41F985E6C952}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\OutlookChangeNotifierAddIn.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 422

Name: Microsoft Outlook Social Connector
Description: Connects to social networking sites and provides people, activity, and status information.
ProgID: OscAddin.Connect
GUID: {2163EB1F-3FD9-4212-A41F-81D1F933597F}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\SOCIALCONNECTOR.DLL
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 31

Name: OneNote Notes about Outlook Items
Description: Adds Send to OneNote and Notes about this Item buttons to the command bar
ProgID: OneNote.OutlookAddin
GUID: {B8DD1F2D-BED0-4298-B0D5-9B08F8FAD6CB}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnOL.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 32

Name: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Proxy for Outlook Add-in
Description: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Proxy for Outlook Add-in
ProgID: Groove.OutlookProxyAddIn
GUID: {E886F1D9-7842-485D-8EDF-9E1C7062A483}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 15

Name: Microsoft SharePoint Server Colleague Import Add-in
Description: The Add-in allows Microsoft SharePoint Server to import colleague suggestions based on your Outlook content
ProgID: ColleagueImport.ColleagueImportAddin
GUID: {EFEF7FDB-0CED-4FB6-B3BB-3C50D39F4120}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 0
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ADDINS\ColleagueImport.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 0

Name: Business Connectivity Services Add-In
Description: This Add-in is used by Business Connectivity Services.
ProgID: BCSAddin.Connect
GUID: {9F787EA5-5EA9-4288-A7D7-A110E8A57494}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ADDINS\BCSAddin.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 16

Name: AVG Addin for MS Outlook
Description: AVG Addin for MS Outlook
ProgID: avgoutlook.Addin
GUID: {9F39046C-801E-4E15-8CD9-ACF0ACF29048}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgoutlookx.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 1469

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Outlook" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">45</EventID>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-02-14T01:55:35.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>10917</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>Remus</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>Outlook loaded the following add-in(s):

Name: Microsoft Exchange Add-in
Description: Exchange support for Unified Messaging, e-mail permission rules, and calendar availability.
ProgID: UmOutlookAddin.FormRegionAddin
GUID: {F959DBBB-3867-41F2-8E5F-3B8BEFAA81B3}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ADDINS\UmOutlookAddin.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 172

Name: SpamBayes
Description: SpamBayes anti-spam tool
ProgID: SpamBayes.OutlookAddin
GUID: {3556EDEE-FC91-4CF2-A0E4-7489747BAB10}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 0
Location: C:\Program Files\SpamBayes\bin\outlook_addin.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 311797

Name: TechHit SimplyFile for Microsoft Outlook
Description: SimplyFile - They easiest way to keep your mailbox under control
ProgID: SimplyFile.Connect
GUID: {C04AD917-9820-4C41-9F5A-FAD625A687E6}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\TechHit.com\SimplyFile\SimplyFile.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 515

Name: Outlook Change Notifier
Description: Detects changes to contacts and calendars
ProgID: OutlookChangeNotifier.Connect
GUID: {12E6A993-AE52-4F99-8B89-41F985E6C952}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\OutlookChangeNotifierAddIn.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 422

Name: Microsoft Outlook Social Connector
Description: Connects to social networking sites and provides people, activity, and status information.
ProgID: OscAddin.Connect
GUID: {2163EB1F-3FD9-4212-A41F-81D1F933597F}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\SOCIALCONNECTOR.DLL
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 31

Name: OneNote Notes about Outlook Items
Description: Adds Send to OneNote and Notes about this Item buttons to the command bar
ProgID: OneNote.OutlookAddin
GUID: {B8DD1F2D-BED0-4298-B0D5-9B08F8FAD6CB}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnOL.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 32

Name: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Proxy for Outlook Add-in
Description: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Proxy for Outlook Add-in
ProgID: Groove.OutlookProxyAddIn
GUID: {E886F1D9-7842-485D-8EDF-9E1C7062A483}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 15

Name: Microsoft SharePoint Server Colleague Import Add-in
Description: The Add-in allows Microsoft SharePoint Server to import colleague suggestions based on your Outlook content
ProgID: ColleagueImport.ColleagueImportAddin
GUID: {EFEF7FDB-0CED-4FB6-B3BB-3C50D39F4120}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 0
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ADDINS\ColleagueImport.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 0

Name: Business Connectivity Services Add-In
Description: This Add-in is used by Business Connectivity Services.
ProgID: BCSAddin.Connect
GUID: {9F787EA5-5EA9-4288-A7D7-A110E8A57494}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ADDINS\BCSAddin.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 16

Name: AVG Addin for MS Outlook
Description: AVG Addin for MS Outlook
ProgID: avgoutlook.Addin
GUID: {9F39046C-801E-4E15-8CD9-ACF0ACF29048}
Load Behavior: 03
HKLM: 1
Location: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgoutlookx.dll
Boot Time (Milliseconds): 1469
</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

Discussion

  • This is happening to me as well: A brand-new Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) OS, using Outlook 2010 (32-bit) and SpamBayes 1.1a6. The very first time I downloaded and installed SpamBayes it worked (opened Outlook, saw SpamBayes, ran training, etc). I then closed Outlook and re-opened. From that point on, I have been getting the same error pop-up reported here. There is no SpamBayes log file generated. I have tried enable/disable on the addon, uninstall/install on the addon. Neither has gotten rid of the problem. The addon IS listed as 'enabled' by Outlook.

     
  • AndreS
    AndreS
    2012-06-09

    Hello andrewcr,
    please note the new comment on http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

    Outlook 2010 Windows 7 1.1a6 1.1a6
    A number of people have reported that SpamBayes will not work on Windows 7
    unless you install it in a non-default location. Installing in C:\SpamBayes
    should do the trick.

    My Spambayes is running with W7, Outlook 2010 - great!
    Regards
    André

     
  • Tim Adye
    Tim Adye
    2012-11-21

    Hi,

    I had the same problem, I think. I upgraded from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010 (32-bit) and from SpamBayes 1.0.4 to 1.1a6. I saw "error initializing the SpamBayes addin" each time I started up Outlook, but could enable it after that from the SpamBayes Manager. Installing in C:\SpamBayes didn't help.

    I think I've found a way to fix it, which perhaps provides a clue as to the problem. Instead of using my old Spam and Spam Suspects folders, I used new folders for this purpose when I reconfigured. Perhaps the folder configuration needs to be initialised differently for Outlook 2010 or SpamBayes 1.1 and that isn't updating when taking an existing folder.

    What I actually did was reinstall SpamBayes after moving the AppData\Roaming\SpamBayes (in the profile directory) out of the way so I started with a fresh configuration. Then I started Outlook and ran the configuration wizard. I previously had a Spam folder called "Folders\Spam", but this time used "Spam" in the mailbox top-level. Then I exited Outlook and copied my old SpamBayes default_bayes_database.db and default_message_database.db files into the SpamBayes data folder (to restore my previous training). Back in Outlook, I copied all the spam from the old Spam folder into the new one. I don't know how much of this procedure was necessary (maybe just a reconfigure is all that's needed), but the one thing that did seem to be required (after many tries) was picking new folders for the Spam and/or Spam Suspects.

    I hope this helps to diagnose the issue.

    Regards,
    Tim.

     
  • marcerickson1
    marcerickson1
    2014-04-12

    Renaming the SpamBayes folder in the C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\ directory and uninstalling and reinstalling SpamBayes solved the Error initializing the SpamBayes addin Please re-start Outlook and try again message I was getting on Windows 7 Pro x64 with Outlook 2003.