[Spambayes] Why was this e-mail's body ignored?

David Leftley spambayes at djl.freeuk.com
Tue Mar 18 15:06:17 EST 2003

I was surprised to see the message below appear towards the lower end
of my "possible spam" range - but looking at the breakdown of how the
message was classified, it turns out that spambayes is ignoring the
entire message body.

What is it about this message that makes spambayes think it has no
relevant content? Is it simply that we don't try to handle
multipart/alternative messages?


>Return-path: <ijooksk883q at juno.com>
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>Message-ID: <g4n4$$$ftzx3 at jerpy>
>From: "Leigh Skaggs" <ijooksk883q at juno.com>
>To: <addresses at removed>
>Subject: Who said money won't get you laid?
>Date: Tue, 18 Mar 03 18:39:48 GMT
>X-Priority: 3
>X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
>X-Mailer: The Bat! (v1.52f) Business
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>Status: U 
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>X-Spambayes-Spam-Probability: 0.235233369482
>This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
>Content-Type: text/plain
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
>Money isn't everything...or so you were told right? 
>Well we bet you that it is! Take a look at these girls 
>who would do absolutely ANYTHING to win over a self made billionaire!
>These hardworking girls think it's their lucky day because Max 
>the billionaire suitor has fallen upon them and their wonderful 
>talents! Watch them show themselves off to impress Max!
>You won't believe what these girls will do to get a piece of Max's pie!
>jpbbvp hn
> mf
> rcjoz

Spam clues for this message:
*H* 0.0310695580167 
*S* 0.968984419484 
subject:? 0.155172413793 
content-type:multipart/alternative 0.706000895656 
subject:' 0.738095238095 
subject:get 0.844827586207 
subject:money 0.844827586207 
subject:you 0.934782608696 
to:2**2 0.969798657718 

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