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Re: Training Bayes on outbound mail

From: David F. Skoll <dfs_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jan 28 2011 - 18:23:18 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:10:08 +0000
Dominic Benson <dominic@lenny.cus.org> wrote:

> Recently, in order to balance the ham/spam ratio given to sa-learn, I
> have started to pass mail submitted by authenticated users to
> sa-learn --ham.

> I haven't seen any mention of this strategy on-list or on the web, so
> I'm interested in whether (a) anyone else does this, and (b) is there
> a good reason not to do it that I haven't thought of?

It's possibly a good idea, but you want to be really careful of one
thing: Make sure your users are savvy enough not to have their
accounts phished. It'll take just one compromised account that blasts
out a spam run to destroy the usefulness of your Bayes data.

Regards,

David.