[Spambayes] RE: Feature Request
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).
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