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Re: [vox-tech] Training spamassassin's bayenessian filter
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Re: [vox-tech] Training spamassassin's bayenessian filter



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On Thursday 06 November 2003 10:34 am, p@dirac.org wrote:
> On Thu 06 Nov 03, 10:17 AM, Ryan Castellucci <ryan+lugod@cal.net> said:
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> > The other neat thing spam assassin can do, with bayesian filtering, is
> > autolearning. If the score is above or below a configurable level, it
> > automaticaly trains on it, as spam or ham respectivly.
> >
> > For example....
> >
> > X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-10.9 required=6.0
> >         tests=EMAIL_ATTRIBUTION,HABEAS_SWE,IN_REP_TO,KNOWN_MAILING_LIST,
> >               PGP_SIGNATURE,QUOTED_EMAIL_TEXT,REFERENCES,
> >               REPLY_WITH_QUOTES
> >         autolearn=ham version=2.55
> >
> > Unfortantly, there is no way for me to train the instance of spamassassin
> > running at my ISP.
>
> as the bogofilter docs point out, this is an awful idea.  autolearning
> was recommended by bogofilter in its early stage, then the developers
> rethought it and it's now discouraged.
>
> autolearning in non-linear.  this means that infrequent and small
> mistakes have the capacity to snowball into frequent and large mistakes.
>
> if you value your email, i would highly suggest turning autolearning
> off.  you can play with the threshold, but i value my ham too much to
> play around with that!

Well, all my spam goes into a folder labled 'filtered' that I look through 
once a week or so. If I could manualy train spamassassin, I would, and leave 
autolearning off.

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