[Spambayes] spambayes fronting a mailing list?

Barry A. Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jan 16 09:57:00 EST 2003

>>>>> "RWWH" == Rob W W Hooft <rob at hooft.net> writes:

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

Why?  Because those spams will be marked as "unsure"?  Under my
(current) approach, once the messages start getting marked as ham,
even if they're held for approval for other reasons, they wouldn't go
into the ham training when approved.  Presumably, spams that later
come in would be marked as spam and when rejected would go into the
spam training.

But that's all just conjecture.  I've no idea whether that will really
work in practice.  I've got a back up plan if not, but it's more
complicated and requires more work from the list admin, so I'd like to
experiment with the simpler approach first.


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