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From John Hardin <>
Subject Re: re-learning ? was - bayes - large message
Date Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:00:52 GMT
On Sat, 20 Apr 2013, Joe Acquisto-j4 wrote:

> In order to send the samples, the user will forward the messages, as an 
> attachment.  Each is an individual message to either ham or spam, with 
> the (hopefully) correct attachment.

Are you extracting the attachments off those messages to feed to sa-learn? 
Or are you feeding in the entire forwarded message including the 

If the latter, you're training stuff you shouldn't be (the headers of the 
submission to the training folders) and you'll see every user's submission 
of the same multi-recipient spam as being learned separately.

This is one reason it's better, if possible, to have global training 
folders that users can just move/copy messages into. If training 
submissions pass though your mail system again, things get complicated.

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