Bayes setup

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Apr 20 19:31:48 IST 2003

At 06:59 19/04/2003, you wrote:
>Julian, is this affected by the addition of {Spam?} to the Subject line?

You can always tell SA to ignore the subject line when learning spam.
I personally don't bother as no-one ever puts anything in "notspam" anyway
as I set the threshold a bit on the high side so we never get false positives.

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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
> >you.
> >
> >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
> >
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