MozillaZine

Junk Mail Classification Turned On in Trunk Builds

Wednesday November 13th, 2002

In a posting to netscape.public.mozilla.mail-news, Dan Mosedale writes, "At the end of last week, I checked in code to turn on basic junk mail classification features in the trunk build. There's still lots of work left to do, but it's in a state where folks should feel free to start playing with it, and filing bugs in Bugzilla. See http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/spam.html for a short introduction to how it works, as well as credits (getting this up and running has been very much a group effort)."


#11 Thats not the point

by johann_p

Thursday November 14th, 2002 7:08 AM

You are replying to this message

I did not request that anybody forces you to reuse somebody else's model, if your junk and work mails differ. I requested that one should be able to do so if the difference is not that big (e.g. for working colleages, family members etc.) and unlike the other person, you do not have a lot of archived email and spam to start the training with. From a statistical perspective this makes more sense than to force everybody to start training their naive bayesian model from scratch. Since the naive baesian classifier is incremental by design your later training instances will still capture the special personal aspect of your emails.