SA and Bayes

Rose, Bobby brose at MED.WAYNE.EDU
Thu Mar 6 14:52:48 GMT 2003

Yes Bayes_60, Bayes_90, Bayes_80, etc.  I counted about 554 instances in
the current log.

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK] 
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: SA and Bayes

At 14:03 06/03/2003, you wrote:
>What happens if you don't specify anything for bayes and go with the 
>defaults?  I think my setup is using bayes because the .spamassassin 
>dir under root has bayes files that are updating.  The only problem 
>that I've been seeing with bayes is that it's not very good at cleanup.

>It leaves lock files there but I've been noticing more sa temp files 
>being left behind in /tmp as well.

But have you actually seen "BAYES" in any of the spam reports? Switch
"Log Spam = yes" and sit back and wait. I've yet to see this being used
in anger, although the db files are indeed being updated.

I'm currently trying to recreate a faulty system so I can test this.
Just got to copy my 60,000 message test set onto the poor thing :-)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jan-Peter Koopmann [mailto:Jan-Peter.Koopmann at SECEIDOS.DE]
>Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 3:36 AM
>Subject: SA and Bayes
>somehow I get the impression that my SA/MS setup does not use bayes. 
>These are the relevant entries of my spam.assassin.prefs.conf file:
>auto_whitelist_path        /var/spool/spamassassin/auto-whitelist
>auto_whitelist_file_mode   0666
>bayes_path                 /var/spool/spamassassin/bayes
>bayes_file_mode            0666
>auto_learn 1
>use_bayes 1
>bayes_ignore_header X-MailScanner
>bayes_ignore_header X-MailScanner-SpamCheck
>This is what a check_bayes_db tells me:
>0.000        0        0        0  non-token data: db format =
>probs, expiry, scan-counting
>0.000        0      209        0  non-token data: nspam
>0.000        0     2320        0  non-token data: nham
>0.000        0        0        0  non-token data: ntokens
>0.000        0        0        0  non-token data: oldest age
>0.000        0     4505        0  non-token data: current scan-count
>0.000        0        0        0  non-token data: last expiry
>--- snipp ---
>If I interpret this correctly I have 209 spam and 2320 nonspam messages

>learned successfully. And as far as I can see both sa-learn and 
>auto_learn seem to work. BUT: I never saw a single mail (spam and
>nospam) with a BAYES_ tag in the SpamAssassin score.
>Any ideas?
>    JP

Julian Field
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