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Author Topic: How-to: Train SpamAssassin - Updated April 27, 2010  (Read 137065 times)
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« Reply #270 on: August 11, 2010, 02:34:23 PM »

Thanks to some help from Ian, I have the SA Trainer script running and have processed over 200 ham and spam emails.

Q: How do I know SA is using the results? Seems on one of my accounts on my domain,  the spam traffic has dropped drastically. But not my personal account.

Thanks for any insights.

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« Reply #271 on: August 17, 2010, 01:01:50 PM »

Thanks to some help from Ian, I have the SA Trainer script running and have processed over 200 ham and spam emails.

Q: How do I know SA is using the results? Seems on one of my accounts on my domain,  the spam traffic has dropped drastically. But not my personal account.

Thanks for any insights.



Do I understand that if SpamAssassin is using BAYES that it will create the spam folder (for that user)  when it first assigned a spam score to an email? I've trained 475 of each and still don't have a spam box.

Help!

Thanks!
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« Reply #272 on: November 01, 2010, 03:33:09 PM »

I've been using SpamAssassin for years, but recently found this script!  Everything I've seen looks great!  Happy Happy Joy Joy I do have a couple questions though.

I used the script builder selecting the option for "low intervension" so that my multiple email accounts (multi-users) can forward spam/ham to a general account.  I've noticed when I do this that the fowarded emails get dumped into the "mailbox-name/new" folder.  When I run the script, it returns only that "mailbox-name/cur" has been checked with 0 results for Spam/Ham.  I took a look at the code (I know a few different languages, but Perl is not my forte) and it appears to only check the "cur" folder and ignores the "new" folder.  How can I modify the code or my cpanel settings to correct this?

Additionally, since I'm having my users forward emails to the spam/ham boxes, is it acceptable to have multiple spam/ham emails forwarded together as opposed to forwarding each individual spam/ham? 

Thanks in advance for response.
Mike

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« Reply #273 on: August 24, 2011, 04:02:40 PM »

I  sent Ian an email and haven't heard back ... is he still active?

I need some help with the spamassin ... I run the script and get this message (where "mydomain" is a substitute for my actual domain)

Autodetected mail storage as Maildir; you could speed up this script slightly if you configure $mail_format in the script to "Maildir"

Training SpamAssassin for mydomain.com:
Checking /home/user/mail/mydomain/user/.scan-spam/cur/ to learn SPAM: Learned tokens from 0 message(s) (1 message(s) examined)
Checking /home/user/mail/mydomain/user/.scan-ham/cur/ to learn HAM: Learned tokens from 0 message(s) (0 message(s) examined)

Am I supposed to be sending everything to the account I set up for all this rather than expecting the script to "learn" from the scan-spam folder in my user folder?

Thanks for help, anyone.
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« Reply #274 on: December 06, 2012, 08:34:43 AM »

For some reason, I'm starting to get a lot of spam from the same source. Even though I've had the script examine dozens of them, they still score pretty low (under 3 and sometimes as little as 1)

I'm assuming nothing has changed with SpamAssassin AFA Bayes?

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« Reply #275 on: February 06, 2014, 08:16:25 PM »

Hey all, I'm still actively supporting this script nearly a decade later! Thumbs Up

The script is up to v4.02 and has a nicer layout and some links to documentation and a live support option through Google Helpouts if you're really stuck. There's also a link on the new script's HTML output to contact me directly via Email.

Build your own script: http://iandouglas.com/sa-trainer/
Learn the history and how to configure it yourself: http://iandouglas.com/spamassassin-trainer/

Cheers,
Ian Douglas
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« Reply #276 on: February 15, 2014, 11:36:22 AM »

On top of this, I was also looking to see if there's a video tutorial. Is there one available?
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« Reply #277 on: February 15, 2014, 03:24:14 PM »

No, I've never made a video tutorial on setting it up. I've written up pretty clear instructions, and if the "build your own" script doesn't do the job, you can contact me for personal help.
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« Reply #278 on: May 30, 2014, 11:33:27 AM »

what if we're a small company just trying to deal with business and don't have an IT person, in fact don't have any employees at all, and don't have the time or the inclination to learn scripts and other sorts of computer administrative things, and have tried for months to deal with a growing spam problem? the other day tech support "rebooted" spam assassin and then when that had no effect did it again, and also my email, and the result was getting some 15+ spam in my inbox (where before it had been zero or one or two) in less than a 12 hour period. they claim no coincedance, and throw a bunch of data at me. i'm at wits end.
their main response is to purchase MX, without telling me anything more about it than "it is better" or "it is stronger". the cost isn't that big a deal, but considering the way spam assassin has become gradually inadequate, and considering that tech support simply writes it off as being due to "changes" in technology or people (whatever that means), i'm not inclined to believe that switching to this other software is the solution. OR that it will also become ineffective.

so, for someone that couldn't even get his mind around Fortran back in 1972, and doesn't really want to become a programmer at age 60, i'd appreciate hearing other options to deal with spam. i'm wondering whether my reliance on webmail is part of the problem (it's convenient) and i'd be better off going back to using email software on my own computers.

sorry if i sound like i'm ranting. it's been a ridiculous ride and battle and i'm tired of dealing with both spam and lunarpages support.
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