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Re: filtering MS* mails w/ Spamassassin

On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 07:30:10AM -0500, Nathan J. Malmberg wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 03:24:42AM -0400, ThanhVu Nguyen wrote:
> > My SA setting blocks most of the spam mails but it doesn't/can't stop
> > these MS mails, no matter how many MS examples I try to feed to it to
> > learn.  Anyone has any hint / howto's ?  
> I found that SA didn't start filtering out the Swen mails until I gave
> it enough non-Swen mails (i.e. ham) to trigger the Bayesian filtering.
> Once I gave it some good emails that I had saved, SA started working
> very nicely for me (it mainly misses a few of the autoreplies generated
> when someone else receives the virus).

As a counter example, I noticed that once I fed SA enough Swen mails,
which was well above 200, 100% of them were blocked.  When Swen first
surfaced, I was recieving them often enough that it didn't take that
much time to accumulate that many.  Considering that I still see them in
my spam folder, I think it was worth the initial work.

Granted, I have SA set to autolearn as well, so my ham statistics were
already well trained.


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