[Spambayes] Re: Training oddity/confusion

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Thu Jan 13 06:00:42 CET 2005

> I was doing a kind of manual "train to exhaustion", and the 
> other thing I noticed was that the spam took a lot more 
> training to make classification accurate (currently 82 ham : 
> 409 spam, out of a total training set of 644 : 1414). I guess 
> this simply means that my spam is a lot less consistent than my ham.

With 'classic' train to exhaustion, the database is kept exactly balanced, I
believe.  How well is your system working for you?

> BTW, I also found a trick in Outlook to be able to train on a 
> given spam more than once, to force correct classification. 
> Normally this doesn't work because the plugin sees the two 
> messages as identical, but creating the copy in an IMAP 
> folder seems to fool it.

Creating a copy in any store should work, I think.  IIRC Tim pointed this
out many many moons ago, although that was before Gary's blog about tte.


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