[Spambayes] spambayes fronting a mailing list?
Rob W. W. Hooft
rob at hooft.net
Thu Jan 16 14:34:35 EST 2003
Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Rob> Doesn't it take time before the first spam arrives on a brand new
> Rob> mailinglist? Spambayes' results are going to be real lousy if it is
> Rob> trained on 200 ham and 0 spam messages....
> A couple of things come to mind:
> 1. Don't enable spambayes until you start having trouble
It is going to be too late....
> 2. With a proxytrainer/proxytee setup as I described in a previous
> message you can seed it with a handful of spam you have laying about.
> Just set your options to ignore stuff like sender and to while
> training on those messages.
This sounds reasonable, but this can also be implemented as a "preloaded database" that comes with spambayes. This is something many people have already asked for.
> 3. Send your mailing list address directly to the spammers. They'll
> find it soon enough anyway. ;-)
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