Bayes not being used

Steve Thomas lists at STHOMAS.NET
Fri Jan 23 17:55:43 GMT 2004

On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 05:29:10PM +0000, Martin Hepworth is rumored to have said:
> SA 2.70 is the development version and will turn into 3.0 at some stage
> - could be unstable!

Could be, but historically I've had very good luck with the CVS versions of SA - and I like to live dangerously. ;)

> Anyway, have you checked the ownership/permissions of the bayes files to
> make sure that the MailScanner user can write to them?

I thought they were set sufficiently for the MS user to write to them, but I was wrong. Thanks for the tip - I'm feeling like a dork now since the problem was permissions... shoulda confirmed that they were proper before sending to the list...

> Also worth checking with MS and SA in debug mode buy setting the flags
> in MailScanner.conf to see what's happening (or not) with the bayes stuff.

I had turned on the SA debug flag, but wasn't getting anything extra in syslog. The comments in the .conf file don't specify that both debugs need to be on in order to view the SA debug info - once I turned on the MS debugging, I saw right away that the problem was permissions on the bayes_* files.

Thanks again,

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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