Bayes setup

Peter Nitschke email at
Sat Apr 19 06:59:45 IST 2003

Julian, is this affected by the addition of {Spam?} to the Subject line?


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On 8/04/2003 at 2:35 PM Julian Field wrote:

>There are 2 parts to the answer to this:
>1) You can set up a "spam" and a "notspam" email address for people to
>wrongly categorised mail into. You then use sa-learn once every hour (or
>day) to teach SpamAssassin about the messages it got wrong. I have already
>posted a script to do this to this list, but have attached it again for
>2) SpamAssassin is unique in being able to "auto-learn", i.e. teach
>It uses its other traditional rules to produce a score for each message.
>the score is very high (i.e. definitely spam) or very low (i.e. definitely
>ham) then it feeds the message back into the learning code for the Bayes
>engine. It only starts using the Bayes engine output as part of the
>message score once it has auto-learned about 600 messages (I might well be
>wrong on that figure, but it's a few hundred).
>Julian Field
>MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

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