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Spam Trainer

Spam Trainer makes it easier for GNOME users to train spam filtering software (e.g. SpamBayes or SpamAssassin) that "learns" how to tell the difference between real email (ham) and unsolicited messages (spam).

Not all email clients have spam filtering (and training) built in. Training external filtering programs can be fiddly. Spam Trainer was written to provide easy (drag and drop) training from the Evolution mail client, and should work just as well with any email client that supports the drag and drop protocol implemented by the GTK+ toolkit.


The messages that are dropped onto Spam Trainer are stored in temporary files, which can then be referred to from your training commands by the string %f. For example, to pass spam to SpamBayes' script on standard input, use the command: -s < %f

If you drop several messages at a time Evolution will batch them up into an mbox file, which will be passed to your training script.


If you've got any ideas or suggestions I'd be interested to hear them. Please post a message on the Forum.