Tips on Manual Bayes Training?

Chris cwharris at MORGAN.NET
Mon Jan 19 16:17:49 GMT 2004

I am going to install an IMAP server soon, is Courier preferred? I noticed
that some people used Cyrus? is one better than the other?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Robst" <neilrobst at ALM.ORG.UK>
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: Tips on Manual Bayes Training?

> Hi Nathan,
> My users use the Courier IMAP mailserver with Outlook and Outlook 2000.
> Both clients are able to make use of shared-folders you can setup in
> Courier IMAP. Thus, with this mechanism you can create a shared SPAM
> folder for users to manually copy un-marked SPAM into...
> Regards,
> Neil
> On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 15:45, Nathan Johanson wrote:
> > Quick question for those of you with well-trained bayes databases.
> >
> > I'm planning to set up some spam traps. Question: Is there any advantage
> > to learning messages already marked as spam by SpamAssassin?
> > Logistically, it makes sense only to feed false negatives and false
> > positives.
> >
> > For the time being, I'm planning on using MailScanner's "Non Spam
> > Actions" ruleset to forward unmarked spam sent to (postmaster@, info@,
> > sales@, etc.) to a spamtrap mailbox. I'll verify all messages as false
> > negatives and then learn them into the bayes database. This is an
> > attempt to offset some of the poisoning that's been affecting us lately.
> > This doesn't take ham into account, but then I haven't had a lot of
> > problems with false positives.
> >
> > Any suggestions or alternative methods?
> >
> > I like the idea of end users redirecting spam to the appropriate
> > spam/ham mailboxes, but the majority of them are using Outlook or
> > Outlook Express and don't have any way to do this.
> >
> > Nathan

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