[Spambayes] Question about the score of spam suspects

Katz, Amir Amir_Katz at bmc.com
Thu May 13 03:37:07 EDT 2004

If this is the case, then how come that a simple 'delete as spam' changed a
message's score from a number below 80% (my spam threshold) to 100%? 

[My DB has 1400 hams and 3600 spams]

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz]
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 10:00
To: 'Katz, Amir'; 'Spambayes mailing list (E-mail)'
Subject: RE: [Spambayes] Question about the score of spam suspects

> Assuming that score is not changed as a result of the
> 'delete as spam' action, my question is: if the score
> is 100%, why weren't they tagged as spam in the first
> place?

The assumption is wrong - the score *is* changed as a result of the 'delete
as spam' action.  It rescores the message after training so the score you
are seeing is post-training.  The same thing happens with "Recover from
Spam" and IIRC the incremental training (but not necessarily training via
the Wizard/Manager).

=Tony Meyer

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