[spambayes-bugs] [ spambayes-Bugs-1113593 ] 100% SPAM messages pass through

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Bugs item #1113593, was opened at 2005-02-01 13:45
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>Category: Outlook
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Viktor Ferenczi (complex)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: 100% SPAM messages pass through

Initial Comment:
I'm a happy user of spambayes since the 1.0.0 version.
Currently I'm using spambayes 1.0.3 in concert with MS
Outlook 2002 SP2. My filter is traned with about 1000
good and 1500 spam messages. SPAM score settings used:

0..15%: HAM
15..80%: Unsure
80..100%: SPAM

I found an interesting behaviour of spambayes several
months ago. Messages with 99.97% combined SPAM score
are correctly categorized as SPAM, but others with 100%
score are categorized as Unsure. These messages always
appears to be SPAM for me, so I deleted them as SPAM
using the spambayes toolbar. They should be categorized
as SPAM.

Is it a bug in spambayes?

Most of my incoming mail is Hungarian, so nearly every
non-Hungarian mail is spam. This trains the filter to
separate languages rather than spam and no-spam. It
yields very efficient SPAM detection and offten 100%
SPAM scores. I think this can be the root of my
problem. This behaviour can affect every and all non
English speaking users.

I've attached an example mail with 100% SPAM clue. SPAM
clues reported by spambayes are included. The  bug
occours with increasing probability as time goes on.

OS: WinXP Prof SP1
Office: MS Office XP SP2 - Hungarian version

Virus and spyware protection is actively used and

Thanks for your help.


>Comment By: Tony Meyer (anadelonbrin)
Date: 2005-02-01 13:54

Logged In: YES 

Any message with a score over your spam threshold (80%)
should be moved to the spam folder.  Could you please attach
a log for a period when this isn't the case to the tracker?

(SpamBayes->SpamBayes Manager->Advanced->Diagnostics->View Log)


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