I'm confused about my bayes expiration steps
maxsec at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 13:33:10 GMT 2010
Bayes DB's sometimes seem to get corrupted and need rebuilding, esp if using
the default 'database'.
more reliable is the SDBM (and quicker too) - see the MS wiki for a how-to.
On 24 March 2010 12:57, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com> wrote:
> I don't understand why, but that fixed it.
> Martin Hepworth wrote:
>> delete the bayes info, let it rebuild itself, no worries :-)
>> On 23 March 2010 20:05, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com <mailto:
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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?
>> steve campbell
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