What is the best High SpamAssassin Score
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Mon Feb 23 19:57:22 GMT 2004
At 19:47 23/02/2004, you wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 11:22:42AM -0000, Randal, Phil wrote:
> > In my /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf:
> > Spamassassin needs to learn 200 spam before auto-learning kicks in, if I
> > recall correctly. I used Steve Freegard's MailWatch
> > (http://mailwatch.sf.net) and fed spam to sa-learn from there. Once Bayes
> > is trained, it makes quite a difference.
> > Cheers,
> > Phil
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> > > Behalf Of Drew Marshall
> > > Sent: 23 February 2004 11:13
> > > To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> > > Subject: Re: What is the best High SpamAssassin Score
> > >
> > >
> > > Having only just realised that by running the latest stable SA I have
> > > automatic Bayes, I am just starting to play. So how do I change the
> > > matter what or
> > > can I just pick 200 legitimate messages and feed the hungry beast?
> > >
> > > Drew (Feeling stupid this morning)
> > >
> > > Randal, Phil said:
> > > > My threshold is 4.75 for low, 10.25 for high, autolearning
> > > at 9, with
>But where do you set the autolearning threshold? I haven't adjusted mine
>... it seems to be somewhere around 14 or 15, but I don't know where
>this is set.
It's in "man Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf"...
bayes_auto_learn_threshold_nonspam n.nn (default: 0.1)
The score threshold below which a mail has to score, to be fed into
SpamAssassin's learning systems automatically as a non-spam mes-
bayes_auto_learn_threshold_spam n.nn (default: 12.0)
The score threshold above which a mail has to score, to be fed into
SpamAssassin's learning systems automatically as a spam message.
Note: SpamAssassin requires at least 3 points from the header, and
3 points from the body to auto-learn as spam. Therefore, the mini-
mum working value for this option is 6.
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