[Dspam-user] lots of false positives after purge

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[Dspam-user] lots of false positives after purge

Ruud Baart
I setup my current mail servers +/- 2 years ago. Debian wheezy, amavis
(calls spamassassin and dspam), postfix. Postgres 9.1 database. After
the initial setup I train dspam with a few thousand email (ham and
spam). It all works well.

I'm using dspam in this kind of configurations for many years. I
normally create a cronjob which purges the database (I use purge.sql,
part of the source). This time I forgot the cronjob. A few weeks ago I
noticed the huge size of the dspam database and decided to purge the

The database was enormous reduced. Afterwards spam was detected as
before but quite a annoying lot of false positives. Normal clear
innocent mail was rejected by dspam. Amavis log files show in such a
case something like this:
DSPAM result: Spam, score=10.000, sig=
DSPAM: suppl attr: X-DSPAM-Result = 'Spam'
DSPAM: suppl attr: X-DSPAM-Class = 'Spam'
DSPAM: suppl attr: X-DSPAM-Confidence = '0.50'
DSPAM: suppl attr: X-DSPAM-Probability = '0.9758'
DSPAM: suppl attr: X-DSPAM-Signature = 'N/A'

My solution is to retrain dspam with a lot of ham. That seems to help
but I do not understand why dspam is so wrong after a (very late) purge.

Anyone a suggestion?


Ruud Baart

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