# The rules has more weigh than bayesian-learn ? - SpamAssassin

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# Thread: The rules has more weigh than bayesian-learn ?

1. ## The rules has more weigh than bayesian-learn ?

Dear,

I am a novice in the use of SpamAssassin and I need your help. Who has
more weigh in the classification of a message, the rules or the
bayesian-learn ?

Best Regards,

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Thiago Henrique
Digirati Networks
K8 Networks
Hostnet Hosting

2. ## Re: The rules has more weigh than bayesian-learn ?

Thiago Henrique Rodrigues wrote:
> Dear,
>
> I am a novice in the use of SpamAssassin and I need your help. Who has
> more weigh in the classification of a message, the rules or the
> bayesian-learn ?
>
> Best Regards,
>
> --
> []'s
> Thiago Henrique
> Digirati Networks
> K8 Networks
> Hostnet Hosting
>
>

It depends on the scores you give each thing. I.E bayesian confidence
90-100% you might give 6 points to and a single rule onlly 1 point. But
if the bayesian confidence was only 5% you may give it 0 points.

Kate

3. ## Re: The rules has more weigh than bayesian-learn ?

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 04:32:00PM -0300, Thiago Henrique Rodrigues wrote:
> I am a novice in the use of SpamAssassin and I need your help. Who has
> more weigh in the classification of a message, the rules or the
> bayesian-learn ?

Your question doesn't really make sense. The results of the Bayes examination
are rules based on the 0-100 spam probability.

If I understand what you're asking though, the Bayes system results in 1 rule
hit, whereas there are hundreds of other rules that can all hit, so generally
rules would outweigh Bayes, unless you change the weighting (score) of the
Bayes rule in relation to the other rules.

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4. ## Re: The rules has more weigh than bayesian-learn ?

> Your question doesn't really make sense. The results of the Bayes
> examination
> are rules based on the 0-100 spam probability.
>
> If I understand what you're asking though, the Bayes system results in
> 1 rule
> hit, whereas there are hundreds of other rules that can all hit, so
> generally
> rules would outweigh Bayes, unless you change the weighting (score) of
> the
> Bayes rule in relation to the other rules.
>

Thanks for helping. I didn´t understand until now. All make sense.

﻿I'm trying to use SpamAssassin in a structure as such: Postfix + Amavis
+ Clamav + SpamAssassin. Will I lose much considerably in the quality of
my anti-spam if I not use the bayesian rule?

﻿Best Regards,

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