bayes fails learning, but only sometimes

IT Dept itdept at FRACTALWEB.COM
Thu Dec 1 19:00:23 GMT 2005

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Hi Everyone,

Having a problem where sometimes I get errors when trying to teach bayes 
that a message is spam. MailWatch gives the following error:

    SA Learn: bayes: failed rename /etc/MailScanner/bayes/_journal to
    /etc/MailScanner/bayes/_journal.old, bayes: failed rename
    /etc/MailScanner/bayes/_journal to
    /etc/MailScanner/bayes/_journal.old, Learned from 0 message(s) (1
    message(s) examined)

Yet other times, it works fine.

Is this a MailWatch issue (in which case, I'll ask over there), or a 
MailScanner one?


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