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

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:19:49 +0100
On Thursday 11 August 2011 14:35:02 Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> 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.

Done!  So now when I reinstall bogofilter it will learn from scratch.  I 
realised that I would have to remove any detritis left by the purged copy of 
bogofilter before reinstalling, but I hadn't started to look for it.

Thanks, Thierry. :-)
Lisi