[spambayes-dev] Deprecated options

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Aug 3 16:29:59 CEST 2004

    Tony> [Classifier] x-experimental_ham_spam_imbalance_adjustment - the code for
    Tony> this is gone already; it's just the option that's left.
    Tony> [Tokenizer] x-extract_dow
    Tony> [Tokenizer] x-generate_time_buckets

Definitely zap the above.

    Tony> I'm interested in up/de-grading some of the experimental options,
    Tony> too.  I'd vote for:

    Tony> [Classifier] x-use_bigrams - becomes a regular option (defaulting to False?)

False would be best.  We already have people complaining about the size of
their databases.

    Tony> [Tokenizer] x-reduce_habeas_headers & [Tokenizer]
    Tony> x-search_for_habeas_headers - removed.  The habeas headers aren't used much,
    Tony> and are ofttimes spoofed, so these end up not being much use.

Are the habeas headers a dead-end in the wider world that most Spambayes
users simply don't use?  If they are spoofed they should be a fairly good
spam clue.  I'm not sure I'd delete them yet.


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