[Spambayes] Setting up an 'fpfnunsure' regime that expired for Outlook?

Erik Brown kirebrow at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 18 05:51:59 CEST 2005


Thanks for the clarification on this.  I recently "re-discovered" Skip's
recursive training technique and I am applying this in real time with a
customized config .ini and a TOE strategy and am getting *great* results so

I've lowered the spam threshold during this initial training on real time
mail to 50 because I get over 85% spam.  This reduces the number of spams I
have to trained until I can get more ham involved.

This is the *best* way to train for Outlook users, so if you are interested
more in this technique, go here:


Erik Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Meyer [mailto:tameyer at ihug.co.nz] 
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 9:34 PM
To: Erik Brown
Cc: spambayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Setting up an 'fpfnunsure' regime that expired for

> I am using Outlook and would like to use an 'fpfnunsure' regime that
> expired.  How would I go about doing this?

Are you wanting to use this for testing, or for your actual day-to- 
day training?

If you're wanting this for your day-to-day training, then there's  
nothing available.  The Outlook plug-in keeps things as simple as  
possible, and is really designed for fpfnunsure only.  There hasn't  
been any evidence (IIRC) that expiring messages is good, so none of  
the SpamBayes scripts have any support for it.

> I know that there is a .py
> script specifically for outlook and other testing scripts  
> (incremental.py,
> etc.) but I'm not sure exactly how to go about it.  I also do not  
> know how
> to expire data after 30 days.  Is there a script for this as well?

If you're wanting to do testing, then you can certainly do testing  
with fpfnunsure and expiring.  The export.py script in the  
Outlook2000 directory will export your mail from Outlook to the  
testing setup.  Then sort+group.py in the testtools directory will  
split up and rename the mail, readying it for using with the  
incremental testing setup.  Finally, incremental.py will run the  
incremental testing setup.  The incredmental readme explains this in  
more detail, or ask if you want more help (I suspect this isn't what  
you're wanting to do, though).  There isn't a regime setup for  
fpfnunsre with expiring, but it'd be easy enough to create one (in  
regimes.py in the testtools directory) - basically combining the  
fpfnunsure regime and one of the expire ones.


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