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Re: [SLUG] spam filters not working
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] spam filters not working
- From: Jamie Wilkinson <jaq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 15:02:58 +1000
- Reply-by: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 20:39:13 +1000
- User-agent: Mutt/22.214.171.124+cvs20040105i
This one time, at band camp, Angus Lees wrote:
>At Fri, 7 May 2004 11:04:55 +1000, Mary Gardiner wrote:
>> I train it on all my spam and non-spam, and I train it every week on
>> mail received during that week. (With a cronjob, I just need to make
>> sure false negatives and positives are moved into an appropriate
>> folder.) I don't delete the existing token database ever.
>.. so with all that manual spam/ham classification/archiving, is there
>actually any point running an "automatic" spam filter anymore?
>>From what I can see any spam filter that needs training is missing the
>point - but I've never actually run any of the Bayesian filters so its
>purely ignorant prejudice ;)
I occasionally hit S in mutt which trains bogofilter and saves the
message to my spam corpus. the reply, list-reply, and group-reply
commands are bound to train bogofilter that the message i'm replying to
is not spam. So, I only half-manually train my bogofilter, and that's
the only filter i'm using.
I rarely see spam get past my filters nowadays, and I rarely see false
positives in my spambox on the few occasions that I check it.
The time spent training my bogomonster is much less time than it takes
to open the debian-devel folder and mark it all as read.