[Mimedefang] training spamassassin

ms at interspace.net ms at interspace.net
Thu Oct 6 03:27:07 EDT 2005




Quoting Saisab Pradhan <spradhan at icimod.org.np>:

> Hi,
>
> I have successfully installed mimedefang 2.52 / spamassassin 3.0.4 / 
> sendmail in solaris 8.0 to filter spam mails with the following rules
>
> 1. hits >= 10 , mails are discarded silently and are quarantined.
> 2. hits >= 6 , mails are forwarded to a separate mail box which is 
> read regularly and if false positive, are redirected to the original 
> recipients.
> 3. hits >=5, spamassassin report is attached to the email and is sent 
> to the recipient.
>
> Now, some of spam mails (in fact, the numbers are quite high) are 
> still getting past the spamassassin filter. I have created a mailbox 
> where the users can redirect such false negative emails. when I do
> sa-learn --spam mailbox, it returns
> " Learned from 0 message(s) (1 message(s) examined)"
> where as the mailbox has around 100 redirected spam mails. Is that
Your mailbox is in fact one big file so you need to add --mbox to your 
command:
$sa-learn --mbox --spam <mailbox>

Meni Shapiro,

> the right way to do it or is there anything else I can do to train 
> spamassassin manually? Please help..
>
> Thanks for your help,
>
> Saisab Pradhan
> System Administrator
> ICIMOD
>
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