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Corpus Spam at 65%, Waht now? Re: Auto training

Corpus is reaching 65%.

When it does should I turn off auto training or just leave it on?

Filtered Mail
1,711 Good Messages
6,503 Spam Messages (79%)
225 Spam Messages Per Day

SpamSieve Accuracy
109 False Positives
174 False Negatives (61%)
96.6% Correct

Corpus
1,005 Good Messages
1,504 Spam Messages (60%)
80,974 Total Words

Rules
2,291 Blocklist Rules
3,027 Whitelist Rules

Showing Statistics Since
07/12/2007 16:25

I recommend leaving auto-training on. SpamSieve will automatically slow down the training rate as the corpus gets larger and as it gets closer to the desired ratio. However, it would have been better if you had started out at 65% with a smaller corpus.

Ah! The penny drops.

I reset the corpus last week because of the amount of spam I was getting…it all seems to be working now though…so happier than before.

I just leave it as it is as it’s working perfectly.

Thanks!