Spam sorting (was Re: Install assistance needed in Berkeley area)
Sun, 11 Jan 2004 17:05:54 -0800
begin Stephen Schroder quotation:
> You will no doubt consider this trifling, since it isn't a
> Linux/UNIX solution, and it requires no programming skills.
Programming skills? Since when did running a bayesian filter
require programming skills? 1999?
> I use Netscape 7.1 as a browser as well as for email (necessary,
> since my isp recognizes a limited number of formats, including
> Linux), and it has teachable spam sorting capabilities. After a few
> days of marking spam as spam and marking false positives as not
> spam, it makes few mistakes.
That's because it uses a bayesian filter, which we have been
discussing. It's also self-reinforcing, which was a bone of
contention in this earlier conversation.
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