[Spambayes] ANNOUNCE: SpamBayes release 1.0rc1

Rhesa Rozendaal perl at rhesa.com
Tue May 18 21:19:53 EDT 2004

Tony Meyer wrote:

> The SpamBayes team is pleased to announce the latest release of SpamBayes -
> 1.0rc1.

First off, thank you very much for the new release. I just finished 
installing it, and it feels very good! The training web interface is a 
great deal more responsive, initial training of about 1000 messages was 
very quick, and it contains many other small improvements. I like the 
added statistics, and the many added advanced and experimental options.

I do have two small comments though:

- I was already running pop3proxy as a service, and the installer didn't 
want to install the new version. The reason at first was an unrecognised 
option in my old bayescustomize.ini in the [html_ui] section. After 
commenting the offending line, it just crashed. Of course I was running 
an older version (0.7a I think), and since this is only 1.0, no big 
deal. And manually removing the old service and installing the new 
version fixed it. [ I'm sorry to say I was so stupid to forget noting 
the offending option before throwing everything away, so I cannot 
include it here. I only remember there were two options in that section, 
and the offending one ended in _to, value True ]

- Two of the new advanced options immediately caught my eyes: Default 
training for spam/ham. I always had to manually check 'discard' for 
those, so these looked like a real time saver. Given that I receive an 
average of 300 messages a day, of which ~50% is spam, and I only want to 
train on selected unsures, you can imagine it takes quite a bit of 
scrolling to find the spam section. I was hoping I could just quickly 
set the unsures to the correct values, and jump down to the page to 
press Train, but unfortunately these options are not honored. All hams 
still default to Ham, and all spams to Spam. [ A very small improvement 
for me would be a Train button at the top of the page. I trust Spambayes 
enough in its ham and spam judgments, so I do not need to look at those 
sections. In the past year, I have never had a false positive, and 
definitely less than 10 false negatives ]

Overall, it looks like you greatly improved an already awesome product!
So thank you very, very much!

Rhesa Rozendaal

> Tony.
> (on behalf of the SpamBayes team)

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