[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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