[Spambayes] Quick option to reduce false positives

Meyer, Tony T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Mon Jun 9 11:45:07 EDT 2003

> > 2.  You can train on sent mail, although this would be tricky
> > with pop3proxy.  This would include various tokens from that 
> > mail, including ones from the recipient email addresses.  
> > IIRC there are messages in the archives about testing that 
> > has been done along these lines.
> If you want to train on sent mail in SpamAtBay or SpamBayes, 
> I suspect that all you have to do is include it in the list 
> of folders to train from. Never tried, and never saw a need to.

This definitely works with the Outlook plugin - I used to do this until
I switched to a different (smaller) training regeme.  I don't see any
reason why it wouldn't work the same with the IMAP Filter, assuming that
you saved a copy of outgoing messages on the server.  The wizardry of
hammie can no doubt handle it.  The only one that I doubt can is
pop3proxy, since it can only train on messages that have gone through
the proxy.  You could [b]cc yourself, or use the manual process via the
web interface, but those are probably too much hassle.

(OTOH, if anyone ever produces stats that shows that training on
outgoing mail is helpful, then it would be easy to add this to the SMTP

=Tony Meyer

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