Bayes training and header records

Quentin Campbell Q.G.Campbell at NEWCASTLE.AC.UK
Tue Jul 29 16:48:35 IST 2003

I have followed advice given earlier on this list for collecting
spam/ham to use for some additional training of the Bayes rules. In
particular I am keen to train SA to recognise the "false negatives" that
are currently getting through.

I am curious to know why it's considered necessary to remove the
"X-Newcastle-MailScanner..." headers but not the (X-)Received: headers
and the various "ReSent-..." headers that are added when I bounce
messages to my spam/ham mailboxes?

Specifically which headers should be removed and why?

What role do headers generally play in the Bayes scoring of spam and
non-spam messages?

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