SA and Bayes
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.
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 9:15 AM
To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
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 :-)
>From: Jan-Peter Koopmann [mailto:Jan-Peter.Koopmann at SECEIDOS.DE]
>Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 3:36 AM
>To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
>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:
>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.
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