How to tell if SpamAssassin Bayasian filtering is working

Jonathan B. Bayer jbayer at
Sat Sep 30 02:27:11 IST 2006

Hello Martin,

OK.  I've downloaded and installed the starter DB.  How can I tell if the Bayes is working, both the scanning and the autolearn?



Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 11:04:14 AM, you wrote:

MH> Jonathan B. Bayer wrote:
>> Hello Martin,

>> Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 7:15:41 AM, you wrote:

>> MH> Jonathan B. Bayer wrote:
>>>> Hello Philip,

>>>> OK, so I now see that there are only about 127 hams.

>>>> I also have autolearn turned on.  Why isn't it picking up on the spams that it currently detects and adding them to the database?

>> MH> Before bayes will work it needs 200 spam AND 200 ham, or use a starter
>> MH> DB from

>> So it won't even autolearn if there aren't enough spam/ham?

>> JBB
>> ---
>> Jonathan B. Bayer

>> mailto:jbayer at

MH> Correct - you have to manually train this first 200 yourself before 
MH> ANYTHING will happen with bayes

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