[Spambayes] deletion of spam

Jesse Pelton jsp at PKC.com
Wed May 24 14:58:20 CEST 2006

The short answer: yes. SpamBayes stores the data it uses to score
messages in a database.
The caveat: some people hang on to a collection of messages (both spam
and ham) for retraining. SpamBayes learns quickly enough that I don't
bother with this. If I discard my training and then train on errors
(which is what the Outlook plugin encourages), I generally get good
results after just a few messages.


From: spambayes-bounces at python.org [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org]
On Behalf Of Pam Hook 
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 8:33 AM
To: spambayes at python.org
Subject: [Spambayes] deletion of spam

I'm running Windows XP Pro. I have read thru the FAQ's and have not
found the answer to my question. I sent you folks an email once before
about this question and the only thing I got back was a note asking me
to read the FAQ's.


My question:


My SpamBayes folder is chock full of spam. I would like to permanently
delete them, but I'm concerned that if I do, I will need to retrain
SpamBayes. Can I delete the spam emails permanently without losing the
training files?




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