Bayes Engine not being used?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Feb 20 17:47:57 GMT 2004

At 17:39 20/02/2004, you wrote:
>At 12:08 PM 2/20/2004, you wrote:
>>Ok then - I had the situation where my sa-learn scripts were runnign a
>>root and resetting the perms on the DB files every so often. I think
>>theres now an option on MS 4.25 (or later) to force the umask in this case.
>>anyway to debug the problem...
>>stop MailScanner
>>change the Debug and Spamassassin Debug options to 'yes' in MailScanner.conf
>>run check_MailScanner
>>this will run a single instance of MS and you should be able to see any
>>errors relating to the Bayes DB pop up on the screen. NB CTRL-S and
>>CTRL-Q can suspend/restart the text scrolling past, and CTRL-C will stop
>>  MS.
>>Once you want to restart MS in the normal way, change the Debug settings
>>back to 'no' and restart MS in the normal way.
>>Martin Hepworth
>>Snr Systems Administrator
>>Solid State Logic
>>Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300
>I had done all this already. The only thing that got it working was to
>import the bayes data from the other MailScanner system. This got bayes
>working again. Anybody know why? I mean, this was a plain vanilla install
>of SA so I am curious to learn why the bayes engine was not being used.

The Bayes engine won't be used until it has learnt a few hundred spam and a
few hundred non-spam messages.
Julian Field
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