[Spambayes] (no subject)
kennypitt at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 4 15:40:46 EDT 2004
pat.terry at uniontrib.com wrote:
> If I empty my spam folder will the Spambayes lose all the training
> I've done?
It's OK to delete the messages, just don't delete the folder itself. See
> Also, I am continually having to train it, is that normal?
It's not unusual in general, but it depends on how much training you've done
and what percentage of your messages are still being classified incorrectly.
You should probably be getting at least 95% accuracy, and most people get
much higher than that.
The good messages you receive tend to be fairly consistent, so SpamBayes
should learn to recognize those pretty quickly. If you sign up for a new
mailing list, or get an e-mail on a subject that you don't discuss often in
e-mail, then you will probably need to train some additional messages.
Spam, on the other hand, is constantly changing because the spammers are
trying to find new ways around the various spam filters. It's not unusual
to have to train a few spams each day, but hopefully these are all falling
into the Unsure category and not left in your Inbox.
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