bayes rebuild not completing?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Feb 12 08:37:53 GMT 2004

At 00:02 12/02/2004, you wrote:
>Mickey Everts wrote:
>>I installed the latest stable release earlier this week and turned on
>>the auto rebuild feature.  This is on a Linux box for the record.
>>Anyways, here are the messages I see in my logs.
>>Feb 11 10:23:30 defender MailScanner[680]: Bayes database rebuild is due
>>Feb 11 10:23:31 defender MailScanner[680]: SpamAssassin Bayes database
>>rebuild preparing
>>Feb 11 10:24:06 defender MailScanner[680]: SpamAssassin Bayes database
>>rebuild starting
>>My settings are as follows:
>>Rebuild Bayes Every = 86400
>>Wait During Bayes Rebuild = yes
>>I grepped the MailScanner source and it appears that I should be
>>seeing the following message also, but I am not.
>>SpamAssassin Bayes database rebuild completed
>Does rebuild bayes completely remove all entries and start from scratch?
>Where do those config entries go? I cant find in ms.conf or sa.conf Can
>i add the above 2 lines to my spamassassin.prefs.conf and my bayes will
>be renewed from scratch every month?

MailScanner.conf (should be in either /etc/MailScanner or
/opt/MailScanner/etc depending on your OS).
It rebuilds the database structure using the data in your current Bayes
database, and goes through removing "expired" entries. So it doesn't lose
any data, it just does a load of housekeeping.
Julian Field
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