Tren,Thanks. I already went ahead and started to train the vpopmail user. From 
what I can see I definitely needed an alias, which I created and began 
forwarding spam messages to it for classification. I've checked the logs and 
forwarded messages are being classified as spam, but now I have to see if new 
messages get classified as spam based on the training, tagged accordingly and 
possibly moved to the Junk folder or dropped altogether by simscan or 
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:06:31 -0700
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] DSPAM configuration & usage? (vpopmail + simscan +  
maildrop +  clamav)

You'll have to forgive me, it's been a while since I've used dspam, and never 
with simscan, but I'm pretty sure the vpopmail user is the user you'd need to 
train. As to how best to train, I cannot answer this for you. You might want to 
subscribe to the dspam mailing list since your questions are dspam specific. 
Corpus training requires you have a large sample of both spam and ham messages. 
Webui is for the messages that have come in since you turned dspam live. 

Hope that helps a bit,


From: Michael Mussulis []

Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 04:12 AM
To: vpopmail <>

Subject: FW: [vchkpw] DSPAM configuration & usage? (vpopmail + simscan +  
maildrop +  clamav)


Hi Tren,
Thanks for the quick reply.
No I have not done any spam training whatsoever; I only caught on to this fact 
recently upon re-reading the documentation. Up until now I kept thinking my 
configuration was wrong somehow, or lacking a certain option.
Ok, so now we've established it needs training, how do I go about it? What's 
the best/proper method of accomplishing this, without too much user 
intervention?I suppose one confusing issue is the fact that dspam is called 
with --user vpopmail, so if I am not wrong, training info exists only for 
vpopmail user. Does that mean the WebUI will only know about this user or none 
of the other [virtual] users?
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 03:26:16 -0700
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] DSPAM configuration & usage? (vpopmail 
 + simscan + maildrop +  clamav)

Have you done any dspam training? Dspam on its own knows nothing of spam. What 
makes it so powerful is how it learns based on what you teach it. Either via 
corpus training or training via the web interface. The dspam documentation goes 
over that in quite a bit of detail. It looks like otherwise your installation 
is correct and your issue looks to be training related.





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