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Re: Spamassassin



I usually just send spamassassin marked mail to a specific folder, and
go over it really quickly. I keep backups, so if I do overlook
something, and I find out later, I can always look it up.

Naitik.

On Tue, 7 Oct 2003 15:41:29 -0700
Tom <tb.nospam@comcast.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 09:55:03PM +0000, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> > On Tue, 7 Oct 2003 16:54:49 -0400, Naitik Shah <naitik@gamebox.net>
> > penned:
> > > I've got procmail piping mail through spamassassin (about that, is
> > > it better to use spamc? ). From what I understand spamassassin
> > > learns all the time. Is this automatic and default? Or do I need
> > > to give it a folder filled with spam to analyze?
> > > 
> > > Naitik.
> > > 
> > 
> > My understanding is that you need to run sa-learn to have it learn.
> > 
> > Something like:
> > 
> > sa-learn --spam --mbox mail/my_mailbox
> > 
> > you can also use the --nonspam option to train it to recognize
> > *legitemate* mail.
> > 
> 
> I'd like to ask a question of spamassassin users:
> 
> Do you have to "visually scan" spamassassin logs or output folders, to
> "make sure" it's doing the right thing?
> 
> [I'm interested in this from a philosophical perspective.  Read "The 
> Illusion of Technique" by William Barrett and the scheduling algorithm
> which broke down because people go to the bathroom at random intervals
> :-)]
> 
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