Spam filter training using IMAP

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at
Wed Aug 2 18:48:42 MDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 06:44:22PM -0600, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> I have a small mail server used by about a dozen family members.  I'd
> like to set up a bayesian spam filter on the server and make it easy for
> users to train their personal filters.  For a long while, I've wondered
> how to make the training easy, but today it finally hit me: just have
> the users put spam in a designated IMAP folder and "ham" in a different
> folder.  Then re-train at night if the users have changed the ham or
> spam folders during the day.
> Before I go off and do this, has anyone else tried the same thing?  Was
> it effective and easy to use?

I haven't tried it, but it sounds like a good idea, and it doesn't seem
too hard to implement.

Andrew McNabb
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