[Spambayes] Maintain training with Outlook?

Russ Foster russ_foster at comcast.net
Thu Feb 19 14:58:28 EST 2004

I have the spam problem (large imbalance of spam:ham).

It's probably not the most elegant solution, but I just manually move some
of my 'ham' (from the inbox, even though it was classified properly as
ham) into the 'unsure' folder.

Then highlight these good messages and click "Recover from Spam".

NOTE: Drastic measure ahead...

Here's something that saves a step or two:

Create a new toolbar that includes both "Delete..." and "Recover..."  
buttons (you can drap and drop the buttons from the SB toolbar to the new 
one).  Dock this next to the original SB toolbar.

Now these buttons are always available.

WARNING: I'm not sure if this affects anything else in Spambayes, but so 
far, it seems to be working.


russ_foster at comcast.net
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On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Erin Lazzaro wrote:

> The simple version first:  What's the best way to maintain training with
> the Outlook plugin?  The FAQ advises training on "a few ham and a few
> spam" on a regular basis, but it's not obvious how to train on ham that
> hasn't been misclassified.  The "Recover from Spam" button is only
> present in the Junk Mail and Junk Mail Suspects folders, and the wizard
> completely rebuilds the database; is there something less drastic that
> I'm missing?  My spam/ham ratio before filtering is probably close to
> 10:1.  How do I choose which and how many messages to train on?
> Now, for extra credit:  I don't actually use Outlook much -- I use
> Pocket Outlook on my PDA, and do as much as I can on the train.  The
> plugin buttons obviously aren't available, and moving messages into the
> Junk folders doesn't work either.  Apparently ActiveSync moves the
> messages behind the scenes and SpamBayes doesn't see them move.  I made
> a couple of special folders, TrainJunk and TrainGood, to sort messages
> into when using Pocket Outlook; when I'm back on the desktop I "Delete
> as Spam" the entire TrainJunk folder.  I haven't figured out what to do
> with the TrainGood folder yet.  Does anyone see a less cumbersome way of
> handling this?
> Thanks,
> Erin
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