[Spambayes] Performance black hole

Eliot Kimber eliot at isogen.com
Thu Dec 18 18:37:33 EST 2003

Jon A. Pastor wrote:

> Folks-
> I installed and configured, got everything functioning just fine --
> except when I tried to do anything at all, after training on a HAM
> mailbox, performance went into the toilet. Python was consuming
> 75-95% of my cycles just trying to get to the SpamBayes local home
> page -- never mind trying to train.

This is almost certainly the problem I had. The problem is the number of
messges trained. I had trained several thousand.

The solution is to delete your training database and retrain with  a 
much smaller set of ham and spam messages, say 100-200 of each.


W. Eliot Kimber
Innodata Isogen
eliot at isogen.com

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