I'm confused about my bayes expiration steps

Martin Hepworth maxsec at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 20:15:54 GMT 2010


delete the bayes info, let it rebuild itself, no worries :-)

On 23 March 2010 20:05, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com> wrote:

> One of those tests that I never run unless there's a problem is the
> SpamAssassin Bayes Database Info from withing MailWatch. So I ran it today
> just for the heck of it. All of my data seems to indicate nothing has
> happened since around May, 2008.
> Looking at my files in /etc/MailScanner/bayes shows the files are being
> updated properly.
> But the bayes_seen file is getting a little large. So going through the
> MS.conf file, I find I rebuild bayes once a day. I look in my
> spam.assassin.prefs.conf file and a comment say I expire by a cron job. I
> can't find the cron job to see if it's working.
> So I see a few problems:
> MW isn't pointing to a proper set of bayes files.
> MS must not be set up right to either rebuild or expire my bayes files.
> I must not have moved something for that cron file to exist.
> I'm running version 4.75.11. Everything seems to run OK, but I got a
> feeling I'm going to hit a bump in the road on that bayes_seen file one day.
> Any thoughts, anyone?
> thanks
> steve campbell
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Martin Hepworth
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