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    Posted: 03 August 2004 at 1:07pm

Iv'e been running spamfilter for about a month and the Bayesian filter is not detecting any spam my corpus.ini says 19K spam and 10K good.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Desperado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2004 at 1:22pm

What is your "Slider" set for in the GUI.  It should be set for around 99% but not 0 or 100.

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John,

Please note that the Bayesian filter is only processed if all the other filters have failed to catch spam. If your "other" filters are efficient, they will catch most of the spam and leave very little left for the bayesian filter. Have you ran a query similar to the one below against the database to verify that the Bayesian filter did not catch anything? Can you please post the results of such query?

What files do you have inthe SpamFilter\corpus directory, and if any, what is their size?

Roberto F.
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SELECT     tblQuarantine.RejectID, tblRejectCodes.RejectDesc, COUNT(tblQuarantine.RejectID) AS Total
FROM         tblQuarantine INNER JOIN
                      tblRejectCodes ON tblQuarantine.RejectID = tblRejectCodes.RejectID
GROUP BY tblQuarantine.RejectID, tblRejectCodes.RejectDesc

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Roberto,

 

Thanks for your help.. here's the result of the SELECT query..

RejectID RejectDesc Total
4 Empty Mail From 28
7 Exceeded maximum number of RCPT TO 31
12 IP found in MAPS search 4528
13 Keywords found in content 193
15 SPF Sender Policy Framework match 80

 

The files in my SpamFiltercorpus directory are

corpus.ini  - 1K

db.dat - 3.610K

db.dat.prb - 3.677K

 

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John,

Could you please zip and email us at support@logsat.com your corpus.ini and db.dat and db.dat.prb files? While your ini file reports 19k spam emails, your query shows only about 5k in the database. Your retension period for the quarantined emails affects that value, but we'd expect to see a higher number in there. Could you also let us know on average how many total emails (good + spam) you receive each day?

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