[Spambayes] Email client integration -- what's needed?

T. Alexander Popiel popiel@wolfskeep.com
Sun Nov 3 17:14:08 2002

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             Tim@mail.powweb.com writes:
>Remembering (training) is an interesting idea, but what real purpose
>does it serve aside from making testing easier?

Remembering helps in the following scenario:

Mail is trained on as it is received, reinforcing whatever judgement
spambayes already made.  Then, if a mistake is made, the mistaken
message is untrained from the remembered category and trained into
the new category.

Remembering the training type in association with the message
itself (instead of inferring it from what folder it's in or some
such) makes it simpler to implement incremental training along
these lines.  Heck, it helps even if the training isn't automatic,
because it keeps you from having to train from scratch any time
a training error is discovered.

- Alex