[Spambayes] Re: suggestions for training and filtering?

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Wed Dec 3 15:33:49 EST 2003

"Seth Goodman" <nobody at spamcop.net> writes:

>> Jacob Farmer <jacob-spambayes-list at statisticalanomaly.com> writes:
>> > David,
>> >
>> > This has come up before, and I think the general solution is to get
>> > your Spam:Ham ratio to about 1:1.  My guess is your's is way off.
>> >
>> > I get nearly perfect results with about 600 of each, and I haven't
>> > trained since.

Deleting all but 650 of each of my ham/spam, deleting my hammie.db
and spambayes.messageinfo.db, and retraining caused me to almost
immediately get a few spams classified as "ham 0.06".  I haven't see
spam classified as anything other than spam or unsure for quite some
time.  So I guess that didn't work out too well :(

>> Which ones are you discarding?  All that are classified as Spam?
>> --
>> Dave Abrahams
> He says he isn't training at all anymore.  

You misunderstand my question.  I mean: which messages get thrown out

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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