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Re: spambayes



On Wed May 10 2006 11:07 am, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> You still have to check for spam that is misclassified
> and ham which is misclassified. So now you have three streams to check
> rather than two. That to me is an extra pain.

Sorry, but this is just not my experience. I happen to direct unsures to my 
inbox in Linux, and to a separate folder in Windows - either way is perfectly 
convenient. I never get false positives on any of the seven machines I run 
Spambayes on after a few days training. I just checked 400 spam in my mailbox 
to verify this before writing this - every once in a blue moon, I do that. 
There were no false positives. Training on spam that gets classified as 
unsure or as ham, is an ongoing process. Spammers constantly change their 
tactics and methods, so no method is ever going to catch it all. My worst 
trained machine, actually my Windows laptop running Outlook, lets the most 
crud through, up to 30 or so a day, that's out of over 400 spam messages that 
I get daily; I have one Linux box at work, my brand new FC5 machine, that 
only let three spams get through this same day - I download all my mail to 
multiple machines for various reasons, but it gives me a good metric to 
compare things...
-- 
Claude Jones
Brunswick, MD, USA


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