[Spambayes] Outlook plugin - training
Wed Nov 6 11:35:25 2002
I don't believe you need this. I think that the classifier automatically
trains on messages as they arrive (or at least on messages that it's
sure about). You only need to retrain if it has made a mistake, or if
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Moore, Paul [mailto:Paul.Moore@atosorigin.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 2:09 AM
> To: Spambayes (E-mail)
> Subject: [Spambayes] Outlook plugin - training
> When the Outlook plugin filters mails, it classifies them as
> either spam or potential spam, and can put them in
> appropriate folders.
> In the spam/potential spam folders, there is a "Recover from
> Spam" button available, and in other folders there is a
> "Delete as spam" button. These buttons add the message to the
> training database as well as taking the appropriate action.
> One thing I don't see, however, is a means of confirming the
> classifier's decisions as correct. A "yes, that is spam"
> button for the spam folder, and a "yes, that's ham" button in
> non-spam folders.
> As I'm starting from a very small message base, I worry that
> correct classifications are still somewhat based on "luck",
> and training based on correct decisions would help to
> increase both my and the classifier's confidence level.
> I can do this by regular retraining, but that has 2
> disadvantages: it's much clumsier than simply clicking on a
> "clever boy!" button, and it relies on me not deleting
> messages until I do a training run. Much of the ham I get is
> "read and forget", so I'd rather delete immediately.
> When I get a chance to dive into the code, I'll see how hard
> this would be to implement.
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