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Old 9 Nov 2018, 06:57 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by jhollington View Post
Actually, while your'e correct that messages are identified as spam at the point of delivery, it is the point of deletion at which spam messages are trained as spam (in terms of the Bayes database). This is to prevent false positives that would come from simply training based on the spam folder (although you can set your standard junk mail folder to train all messages that are in it as spam, this isn't the default setting, and in fact FastMail specifically recommends that you don't do this.
Holy moly! This possibly explains my recent dissatisfaction with the spam learning... I haven't emptied my Spam folder for quite a long time. Thanks for the explanation!
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