[Spambayes] Whitelist for SpamBayes for Outlook

Adam Walker adam.walker at rbwconsulting.com
Wed Sep 10 17:31:31 EDT 2003

You can use outlook builtin rules to make black or white lists.
With a good, balanced training set, I've never needed them. I used one other
Bayesian before SpamBayes with a white and black list, which performed
terribly. I ditched the lists and retrained with the same product and got
MUCH better results, but still not good as SpamBayes.

Adam Walker
(located somewhere in the real world)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: spambayes-bounces at python.org [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org]
> On Behalf Of Tom Boland
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 4:17 PM
> To: 'spambayes at python.org'
> Subject: [Spambayes] Whitelist for SpamBayes for Outlook
> I know you say it's not needed *but it is*!!
> This is the only thing stopping me from implementing this product (and
> making donations) over anything else. I need to make sure that email from
> certain people (my boss, his boss, all local domain mail ,etc.) gets
> through
> 100% of the time.
> Even after several months of training, some mail from these people gets
> dumped into Quarantine: Junk. I even saved 200 messages from one person,
> trained it as good mail, and I still get mail from that person (my CEO, no
> less) sent to the Quarantine.
> I know, I know that this goes against your belief in the One True God of
> Bayesian filtering, but in the real world, we REALLY need at least a white
> list and preferably a blacklist, too.
> Thanks for an otherwise fantastic program. Keep up the good work.
> Tom Boland
> IT Manager
> Commercial Programming Systems
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