[Mimedefang] SA-Bayes not working..

Tomasz Ostrowski tometzky at batory.org.pl
Wed Jun 25 03:04:54 EDT 2008

On 2008-06-23 21:24, Richard J. Kieran wrote:

> I can train it and sync it and so-on, but for some reason it does not
> appear that Bayes is being used.

How did you save and restore a Bayes database?

You should save it on old server like this:
# su -s /bin/bash - defang
$ sa-learn -p /etc/mail/sa-mimedefang.cf --backup \
  > /tmp/md-bayes.sa-learn

And restore it on new server like this:
# su -s /bin/bash - defang
$ sa-learn -p /etc/mail/sa-mimedefang.cf --restore \

Check your bayes data like this:
# su -s /bin/bash - defang
$ sa-learn -p /etc/mail/sa-mimedefang.cf --dump magic
0.000          0          3          0  non-token data: bayes db version
0.000          0     388660          0  non-token data: nspam
0.000          0      43422          0  non-token data: nham

Check nspam (mine 388660) and nham (mine 43422) numbers if they are sane.

What is your bayes database configuration in sa-mimedefang.cf?
# grep bayes_ /etc/mail/sa-mimedefang.cf

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