when is Bayes scoring used?

Gerry Doris gerry at DORFAM.CA
Wed May 7 02:01:19 IST 2003

On Tue, 6 May 2003, Mark Nienberg wrote:

> If you are counting on SpamAssassin to "auto-learn", rather than manually
> feeding messages through it, then it only uses messages with very high or
> low scores.  The defaults are
> auto_learn_threshold_nonspam  -2.0
> auto_learn_threshold_spam  15.0
> I imagine that 200 spams with scores greater than 15 will accumulate fairly
> quickly, but I don't see many messages with scores less than negative
> two, so how will it ever auto-learn any ham?  Even messages internal to
> my network score zero.  I'm thinking about changing the default to positive
> one or thereabouts.
> --
> Mark W. Nienberg, SE
> Tipping Mar + associates
> 1906 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  94704
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Where are those threshold lines added if I want to change them so that
they take affect with MailScanner?  Do you put them into


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