"starter bayes" database

Pedro Cardoso xmasterx at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 00:48:30 IST 2007

I use the same method, mailwatch to train bayes and now I have +170k of
tokens and rarely have spam get into any inbox.

Pedro Cardoso
[ xmasterx at gmail.com ]

On 10/7/07, hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org <hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org> wrote:
> Jan Agermose wrote:
> > 2) is it possible to download and install a "base bayes database"? The
> > result of training the database from some sort of standard accepted
> > training set of spam/ham mail?
> No. Each network is unique and you must train your bayesian database to
> fit YOUR traffic and not fit someone elses traffic.
> I would even recommend against autolearning. If you manually select 200
> SPAM and 200 HAM messages you make the database work for you. In this
> regard read the instructions from the competition:
> http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/downloads/Barracuda_Bayes.pdf
> If you do it this way in MailScanner you get pretty good results. I
> actually disable autolearn and use mailwatch to train the database. For
> that you need to store all messages in quarantaine.
> Hugo.
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