[Spambayes] More "spam of the future" lately?

Michael N. Nitabach mnitabach at acedsl.com
Wed Dec 17 15:11:13 EST 2003

Original Message:
> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 17:24:52 -0500
> From: "Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net>
> [Matthew Dixon Cowles]
> > I haven't looked at the numbers carefully but since I get 
> > few hams in
> > the unsure range, I could probably do just as well by 
> > setting my spam
> > cutoff to 0.5 or so.
> 0.7 maybe, but you'd eventually regret dropping it to 0.5.

What makes you say that? I have my certain-spam cutoff at .30, and my uncertain at .01. My training database has about 8000 hams and 3000 spams. I have only ever received ten hams that scored over .01, and only one over .20.

Michael N. Nitabach, Ph.D., J.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Yale University School of Medicine
(203) 737-2939
mnitabach at acedsl.com

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