[Spambayes] spambayes fronting a mailing list?

Barry A. Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jan 16 00:51:57 EST 2003


>>>>> "SM" == Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:

    SM> I know Barry's working on spambayes integration with Mailman.
    SM> Pretend I can't wait that long. ;-) Ignoring training issues
    SM> (I can solve them without much problem), should I be able to
    SM> just stick "hammie.py -f ..." in front of mailman in my
    SM> aliases file and then just edit my "hold postings" regular
    SM> expression?  Am I missing something obvious?

This ought to work fairly well, I think, modulo the training issue.
My idea was to not train the list at all, before turning on
spambayes.  So the first batch of messages will all get held as
unsure, and you'd use the admindb page to accept and reject messages.
Accept messages would train as ham and rejected messages would get
trained as spam.

The u/i for these options is undecided -- maybe you have an additional
"train as..." radio button.  I don't think this matters much right
now.

So as your list warms up, you'll be training the system.  I wonder how
long it'll take before spambayes gets pretty good at detecting what's
appropriate and what's not for your list?

-Barry



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