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Slamming Spam: A Guide for System Administrators by Robert Haskins, Dale Nielsen

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Bayesian

The Bayesian-related parameters that control SpamAssassin’s handling of the internal Bayesian analyzer are covered in this section. The Bayesian-related settings are available for all three classifications of keywords (nonprivileged, allowed by administrator, and administrator only).

User Settable

The following Bayesian-related parameters are not considered privileged and can be set by anyone:

bayes_auto_learn { 0 | 1 } (default: 1)

This parameter specifies whether SpamAssassin should automatically feed high-scoring mails (or low-scoring mails for non-spam) into its learning systems. The only learning system supported currently is a naive Bayesian-style classifier.

Please note that the following tests are ignored when determining ...

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