[Spambayes] Feedback from an ecstatic user
gisli at adams.com
Wed Jul 14 15:16:37 CEST 2004
Dear SpamBayes developers:
I've been using SpamBayes for a few months now. Thanks for giving me
my life back.
Here are my statistics, in case they might be of value:
>From the Home page:
Total emails trained: Spam: 13126 Ham: 2479
SpamBayes has processed 9009 messages - 1566 (17%) good, 7131 (79%) spam and 312 (3%) unsure.
648 messages were manually classified as good (0 were false positives).
2835 messages were manually classified as spam (1 was a false negative).
9 unsure messages were manually identified as good, and 147 as spam.
(I presume the difference in numbers e.g. (13126 vs. 7131) is due to the
fact that I have gone through several different different versions)
Warning: you have much more spam than ham - SpamBayes works best with
approximately even numbers of ham and spam.
... which leads me to the one bit of feedback I might tive you. Given
what the world is coming to, 50/50 spam vs. ham appears to me a
pipe-dream. If different tuning of SpamBayes for more unfavorable
ratios is possible, perhaps this would be a good idea. But having said
that, even with my 5:1 ratio, I am very happy. What bliss SpamBayes'
"best" must be.
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