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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)."


#20 Re: Mozilla Mail Sucks

by jm4n <jm4n@yahoo.com>

Friday December 13th, 2002 10:52 PM

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I gave mozilla mail a go a while back, and hated it. After getting tired of using Pine, and wanting a "real" email client on the windows box, I figured I'd give Moz mail another try (after all, Mozilla became my default web browser quite a while ago).

It has improved vastly. Sure, it has a lot to go, but for standard pop3 message handling it's great. I've been waiting for the bayesian filters since the idea was first announced on Slashdot, and am giving it a try today (no sooner than I installed the latest nightly did 1.3a show up... ugh!)

Things that still bug me:

- Newsgroup handling is horrible. Many, many UI issues, and a couple hanging issues - IMAP support is just as bad from what I've heard - I want to force TEXT-ONLY display of all messages. Yes, all. I hate HTML email :)

But bayesian filtering has me hooked for good now. I haven't used it enough to tell if it's a good implementation, but I trust it is (or will be).