[Spambayes] New VERIO Spam Filter causes "leaks"
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Tue Sep 7 15:32:50 CEST 2004
David> Verio now marks incoming messages with [SPAM] in the subject
David> line. I have trainind and trained, and messages with that "word"
David> in the subject line keep coming through to my inbox instead of
David> being handled as spam by spambayes. How can I convince spambayes
David> that those messages are spam?
Note that subject:SPAM is just a single clue to the classifier. There are
other hammy tokens in the message that outweigh it. Spambayes uses a
"preponderance of evidence" approach to classification. No single token
will cause a message to be classified as either ham or spam in exclusion of
other tokens in a message. How many spam and ham have you trained on total?
Can you post a set of clues for one of these Verio-tagged messages? Are you
sure you haven't made any mistakes in your training and accidentally trained
some spam as ham?
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