MailScanner, SA and Bayes : how to update

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Oct 4 14:45:19 IST 2004

At 13:47 04/10/2004, you wrote:
>Sorry but my knowledge of SA is very poor...
>Is there an other way to teach SA than manually feeding the Bays DB with
>the sa-learn command line and a sample spam file?

It automatically learns from mail that is either very spammy or very
non-spammy ("hammy"). So you don't actually need to do anything if you
don't want to.

>When should the Bayes DB be rebuilt ? After each update ?

Depending on your mail volume, every few days is usually sufficient, what
you want to do is an "expiry" run, not a rebuild.
Julian Field
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