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Re: Modifiable mbox?

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: Modifiable mbox?
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:07:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

More recent versions of Gnus than yours have spam handling built-in.
You can detect incoming spam during splitting, and you can feed
incorrectly classified ham/spam to your spam filter (Spamassassin).

As usual with Gnus, there are too many options.


Geoff Kuenning <> writes:

> I procmail presumed spam into an mbox file, and then periodically scan
> it for ham.  Right now, I use rmail to move the ham elsewhere and
> delete it from the mbox; then I convert it from Babyl back to mbox and
> feed it to spamassassin for Bayesian learning.
> The problem with that method is that rmail isn't my favorite
> interface, and in fact it breaks after 10,000 messages.  I'd prefer to
> use gnus to do my filtering and processing.  The problem is that I
> can't figure out how to make gnus descend into an mbox in a writeable
> fashion.  gnus-group-make-doc-group is great for browsing the group,
> but doesn't let me delete ham after I've written it to a different file.
> Is it possible to get gnus to descend into an mbox without
> reformatting it into nnml, but still being able to delete messages?
> I'd rather not move thousands of messages into separate files, since
> then I'd just have to collect everything together again to feed it to
> Spamassassin.
> I'm also open to alternative suggestions.  My requirements are that I
> need to save semi-spam in a procmail-friendly way, use gnus to move
> the few real ham messages to a different place, and easily feed the
> remaining stuff to spamassassin.  Other than that, I'm willing to
> change how I do things.
> -- 
>     Geoff Kuenning
> If you can't measure it, it's not science.
>       -- Robert A. Heinlein, "The Door Into Summer"

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