[lug] Jafo's writeup on Spam filtering and BLUG archives

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Mon Sep 13 17:45:31 MDT 2004

I use bogofilter (http://bogofilter.sourceforge.net/), and it screens around
350 received spams down to about 3 per day, with 0 false positives.

My version of bogo filter is 10 months old. I mention this for two reasons.
One, is with rule based systems you have to constantly update. The second
reason is to show that it's pretty much a maintenance free system. The only
thing I have to do is move misfiled spams into a "Misfiled Spam" folder.
When performing initial training you do need a spam corpus of around a
thousand messages.

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
Voice: 303 438 9585

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us 
> [mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us] On Behalf Of Michael J. Hammel
> Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 10:55 AM
> To: LUG List
> Subject: [lug] Jafo's writeup on Spam filtering and BLUG archives
> I *reeeeally* need to get a spam filter set up.  I've managed to live
> without one for a long time, but I'm really tired of scanning 
> all those
> messages everyday for the one or two that have any real value.
> Sean put up a really good write up recently on a web site about his
> experiences with various filtering systems.  I think the message came
> through the LUG.  But when I tried to access the September archives I
> get strange errors - like the mime-type is forcing me to download the
> page and then when it tries to download it the page isn't there.
> Can someone point me to Sean's write up?  I think its in one of his
> blogs on "codeslinger" or similar.
> -- 
> Michael J. Hammel           | "Life is like an ice cream 
> cone.  You can lick it
> The Graphics Muse           |  and enjoy it or just watch it 
> melt away and turn
> mjhammel at graphics-muse.org  |  all sticky."   Jim Ignatowski 
> (from "Taxi")
> http://www.graphics-muse.com 
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