[spambayes-dev] Another incremental training idea...

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Jan 13 18:21:32 EST 2004

    >> For some reason, my ham/spam ratio is getting out-of-whack faster
    >> that it seemed to in the past.

    Kenny> This is just an unsubstantiated guess based on my experience with
    Kenny> my own e-mail mix.  I get ham scores near 0.00 a lot more than I
    Kenny> get spam scores near 1.00.  Maybe the non-edge training is
    Kenny> discarding a higher percentage of hams than it is spams.  I
    Kenny> suppose you could correct for that by setting different edge
    Kenny> thresholds, but maybe you've already done that?

No doubt.  I made a change to my procmailrc file to not save spams scoring >
0.97 for training.  We'll see how it goes.

This of course jives pretty well with many peoples' observation (and my
experience) that most unsures are actually spam.  I think I need to adjust
some thresholds to try and reduce the number of spams which get trained on.


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