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From RW <rwmailli...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Very spammy messages yield BAYES_00 (-1.9)
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:48:58 GMT
On Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:18:44 -0400
Alex wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> >> What will probably end up happening is this:
> >> (1) wipe your Bayes database
> >> (2) turn off autolearn
> >> (3) collect several hundred hams and spams for an initial training
> >> corpus (4) train using that corpus
> >> (5) evaluate results
> >>
> >> Depending on your mail volume, once Bayes is working well after
> >> manual training, you may then want to reenable autolearn; I
> >> personally suggest it only where the volume is high enough and/or
> >> the character of mail is varied enough to prohibit manual
> >> training. You might also want to adjust the autolearn thresholds.
> 
> What effect do whitelist entries have on autolearning

 None at all because they are marked as "userconf".

> In other words, my whitelist_from_rcvd entries add -100 to the score,
> which would be way beyond the -3 I have required for autolearn.

Setting a threshold of -3 is a bad idea unless you are going to write a
lot of local rules with negative scores. The OP would be much better
off zeroing the scores of the the offending DNSWL rules.

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