[Spambayes] Confusion about Unix or Linus documentation
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Wed Jul 21 19:44:38 CEST 2004
Aaron> In the .procmailrc file the spam is put in a file
Aaron> $HOME/Mail/spam. In the line that illustrates the training of
Aaron> spambayes using: sb_mboxtrain.py the file used to train spambayes
Aaron> is also $HOME/Mail/spam. It is confuses me that these files are
Aaron> the same. Is it really usefull to retrain spambayes on the files
Aaron> it has identified as spam or should these files have different
Aaron> names as I have done with spamassassin?
sb_mboxtrain.py tags messages it's already trained on so when it revisits
$HOME/Mail/spam at a later time it will only train on messages that have
been added since the last run. You can run it with the -f flag to force it
to retrain on all messages. Note however that you need to lock access to
your file since both procmail and sb_mboxtrain.py will want to write to it.
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