[Spambayes] spambayes fronting a mailing list?

Rob W. W. Hooft rob at hooft.net
Thu Jan 16 13:15:52 EST 2003

Anthony Baxter wrote:
>>>>Barry A. Warsaw wrote
>>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?
> This seems like a plan - so long as the UI doesn't suck too hard :)
> Previous experiments have shown that it learns _really_ quickly, 
> if the subject matter's really focussed... something like 20 messages
> gave a remarkably good result, from memory.

Doesn't it take time before the first spam arrives on a brand new mailinglist? Spambayes' results are going to be real lousy if it is trained on 200 ham and 0 spam messages....


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