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

Daniel Webb lists at danielwebb.us
Tue Sep 14 15:42:00 MDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 05:45:31PM -0600, George Sexton wrote:

> 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.

... and if anyone needs a spam corpus, I have over 6000 in my mail folder.  It
was just as easy to save them as to delete them, so there they are.


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