saving spam for Bayes repopulation

Mon May 12 17:38:09 IST 2003

I am using the learn script detailed in the Faq-o-matic, and it doesn't
create a cumulative.  Is there a newer version of the script I am missing?


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From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
Of Julian Field
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2003 1:54 PM

At 18:46 11/05/2003, you wrote:
>Hey all-
>I am curious about how anyone on this list is saving spam for future
>repopulation of Bayes if a database ever gets corrupted.
>I am using RHL 7.3, SA, MS, and sendmail. I have created the "spam" and
>"notspam" boxes as described by Julian and am "redirecting" all appropriate
>messages tot hose boxes. I am wondering if those boxes are retaining all of
>the emails that are sent there or if SA somehow deletes the messages after
>they have been scanned by sa-learn and have served their immediate purpose.
>If they are kept in their respective boxes- then is it safe to assume that
>if Bayes ever needs to be rebuilt that just running the sa-learn command
>again will properly scan all of those saved emails at once? If they are not
>kept - what is the best way to save them for future use if they are ever
>I have noticed that I have a file that is over 60 megs located at
>/var/mail/spool/spam.cumulative as well as a
>/var/mail/spool/notspam.cumulative that is not quite as large. Are these
>the actual files all of the redirected messages are being saved in?

Yes. That's why they are saved in the cumulative file.
Julian Field
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