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Re: [trinity-users] SOLVED Re: [trinity-users] Some emails downloaded to KMail 1.9.9 just "disappear"

From: Thierry de Coulon <tdecoulon@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:35:02 +0200
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Brad Rogers <brad@...> wrote:
>> The emails were all in the Spam folder.  I have uninstalled
>> Spamassassin because it was more bother trhan it was worth.  It looks
>> as though I shall have to do the same with Bogofilter.
>
> At least you know.  That's good.  I'd caution against doing away with
> anti-SPAM software.  Although, personally, I use only bogofilter as I
> found SA to be too slow.

Besides being slower, I also feel that SA tends to produce more "false
positive" than Bogofilter - but I could not prove it. I can live with
false negatives, but I can't be sure to check the trash every day and
save false positives.

However, if the spam filter is the culprit, you can edit its filter
and send messages to some folder (e.g. "check"), delete the database
(for bogofilter it's in ~/.bogofilter/wordlist.db) and let it learn
new. Spam ends up in the new folder, from time to time you check it,
can filter false positive if any. When satisfied, chenge the spam
filter to trash again and then run the "filter as spam" on the other
spam mails

I do this from time to time, it wipes away old keywords that may no
more be usefull (spam techniques change), and usually after a few days
the number of spam messages to treat is back to normal.

Thierry