How to train Anti-Spam in Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 using Training Wizard?



Kaspersky Internet Security 2011


How to train Anti-Spam in Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 using Training Wizard?

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2012 Jul 27 ID: 4211

Applies to Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

One of the spam recognition tools of the Anti-Spam component is the self-training algorithm iBayes. This algorithm makes a decision which status should be assigned to a message based on the phrases from the message. First, the algorithm should be trained on the samples of lines from useful and spam messages.

The Training Wizard is one of the methods to train iBayes algorithm. Training Wizard allows Anti-Spam training in batch mode (on several messages).

Information Anti-Spam can be trained using Training Wizard on email samples of the mail clients Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (32-bit) / 2007 (32-bit) / 2010 (32-bit) and Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail) (32-bit). 

InformationThe mail client Microsoft Office Outlook version 2010 (32-bit) is supported only by Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 version or above.


Correct spam recognition requires training using at least 50 useful messages and 50 samples of unwanted mail.

In order to train Anti-Spam using Training Wizard, do the following: 

  1. Open the main application window
  2. In the left part of the main application window, select Protection Center
  3. In the right upper corner click Settings 
  4. In the left part of the Settings window, select Anti-Spam 
  5. In the right part of the Settings window, under Anti-spam training click Train 
  6. In the Training Wizard welcome window click Next 
  7. In the window Not Spam email select folders with sample good mails (not spam) 
  8. Click Next 
  9. In the window Spam mail specify the folders with sample spam mails 
  10. Click Next 
  11. Wait until the training process is completed
  12. Before the Wizard's work is over select one of the following actions:
    • Add the results to an existing Anti-Spam database (if you have trained Anti-Spam before or have exported Anti-Spam databases from another program copy) 
    • Create new Anti-Spam databases (training is performed for the first time) 
  13. Click Finish 
  14. Click the OK button in the Settings window
  15. Close the main application window.

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