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Re: SA Question



On Wed, 12 May 2004, You wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Sorry to bother you with this (I have spent the past several days
> attempting to join the SpamAssassin-users list but after confirming the
> confirmation message (several times w/ different address') and e-mailing
> the list-owner (once) I have yet to gain access, so I turn to you all).
> 
> I am looking to set Spam Assassin up for site-wide Spam tagging, but it
> seems that the SA-Learn utility builds user specific Bayesian databases. 
> Can anyone enlighten me on how I can use Auto-Learn and sa-learn to teach
> my system sitewide?

There are several ways listed on the spamassassin web page. One way is to
use postfix/amavisd-new/and spamassassin together. spamassassin gets run
as the amavis user and as such stores all of its information in the amavis
home dir.

> Also I currently have one Linux Login which recieves mail for several
> e-mail address' specifically one for each list that I am on,  is using the
> practice of pointing sa-learn to these list e-mails a bad practice?  I
> took it as an easy way to feed sa-learn HAM messages but now I am thinking
> that it may just be negatively skewing messages sent to these address'
> such as this one (fedoraAAATTTb-dub.org).

you shouls feed the Bayes filter with equal numbers of spam and ham based
on a sample of ALL of the different types of mail you receive, not just
ML messages.

HTH,

Tom




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