[Spambayes] RE: Feature Request

Coe, Bob rcoe at CambridgeMA.GOV
Sun May 1 04:07:14 CEST 2005

I don't recall that anyone has explained how to trim the database with the Outlook plugin.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: spambayes-bounces at python.org
> [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org]On Behalf Of Skip Montanaro
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:04 PM
> To: Michal Vitecek
> Cc: spambayes at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Feature Request
>     Michal>  this is true. however have you tried to teach spambayes that
>     Michal>  some mails are ham with a largish ham/spam database? it's a
>     Michal>  nuisance as spambayes must be taught many (and i mean **MANY**)
>     Michal>  times until the token classifications change in favor of the
>     Michal>  messages.
> So trim your database from time-to-time.  There's no requirement that it
> grow without bound.  I trim the oldest 10-20% of messages from both my ham
> and spam collections at least every couple of months.  It has two nice
> properties: mistakes eventually fall off the end and the database doesn't
> grow without bound (with attendant performance implications).
> Skip

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