[warning: 99% OT] does anything like this exist ?...

Fred Pacquier xnews2 at fredp.lautre.net
Wed Oct 27 10:47:14 CEST 2004


Andrew Dalke <adalke at mindspring.com> said :

> I upgraded to Spambayes 1.0.  I think I needed to change something,
> but I've forgotten.  I've attached my current version (sans passwords
> and identifing mailing list information) to this post.

Thanks for that, Andrew !
 
> It does not contribute.  It can't.  That is, it computes a spam value
> for a message but since it doesn't know if that classification is
> correct it can't train itself.
> Every few months I export all my saved mail (inbox, sent, various
> archive folders) as "ham".  I also save all the spam that gets through
> my filter so I can export it as "spam."  I then train SpamBayes on
> those two data sets and use the result for my filter program.

I more or less suspected something such, sounds natural. Thanks for the 
clarification though.
 
> I didn't make those additions to the attached file.  Feel free to do
> so, and to update the Wiki.  Shouldn't be more than a dozen or two
> lines of code.  Eg, to have a file of blacklisted subjects you could
> use WhiteListFrom (which reads lines from a file, and reloads if the
> file's timestamp changed) and tweak the test condition.

Usual python mantra : first make it work, then (maybe) make it better. I'll 
probably skip the "then make it faster" part :-)
 
> Enjoy, and thank you for your kind comments regarding my code.  That
> program has really helped with my email sanity.  Thanks also to the
> SpamBayes people and to Kevin Altis for his virus killer code I used.
 
Oh, so he _is_ the Kevin (of PythonCard fame) who appears in the comments, 
I'd been wondering... There probably still is an old, unfinished "sample" 
of mine in the PyCard CVS, called "fpop.py" :)

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