[Mimedefang] Re: SPAM/HAM Trap

Jonas Eckerman jonas_lists at frukt.org
Thu May 24 10:08:57 EDT 2007

In the reply below I'm assuming you are talking about the bayes 
implementation in SpamAssassin. if you are using another bayes 
engine, please disregard this post.

Daniel Aquino wrote:

> Well I'm not going to read the emails...  I just want to collect some
> detected spam/ham to train bayes..

In that case, just make sure you have autolearn enabled in 

Training the bayes system based on score without human 
intervention is what the autolearn feature does.

> So does automatic learning work even before bayes has 200 emails ?


> I do have automatic training
> enabled but doesn't bayes need a kick start ?

Bayes needs to be trained with a certain number of spam and ham 
messages before being used for scoring mails. It does not care 
wether those messages are trained manually or by autolearn.

> How can I verify that the bayes training is taking place ?

Check the contents of the bayes database. If the counters for 
scanned ham/spam increases, something is training the bayes system.

Jonas Eckerman, FSDB & Fruktträdet

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