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Get mail into Spam Honeypot

Post by jfenwickar » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:41 pm

EMail seems to only train the Bayesian filter if it is received through normal channels into the spam email account.

I have a large folder of spam sample emails I would like to use to train the filter.

Is there a particular place I should copy these EMails to so they will be picked up by the filter for its training?

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Adding EMails to Bayesian filter

Post by jfenwickar » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:10 pm

Thanks for your reply.

I just copied the emails I wanted to use to train the filter to the Spam and NoSpam directories as appropriate and ran the manual training to add them as outlined in the enterprise manual.

There appear to be no constraints on the variation between spam and ham tokens when adding manually, so I ended up with counts of 12,282 ham and 16,849 spam and the filter is performing much better now.

I also set up a public mailbox directory called spam for people to move their spam messages to and I will move them to the spam box and manually add them to the filter on occasion.

Thanks for your help.

Jesse Fenwick

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