eWeek Rates Mozilla's Bayesian Spam Filtering

Wednesday October 29th, 2003

Yacoubean writes: "eWeek reviewed spam filtering with various tools, including Mozilla 1.5 and Outlook 2003. Their test showed that Bayesian filtering (used in Mozilla) is more effective at fending off spam. Outlook 2003 and other products use the whitelist/blacklist approach, along with proprietary technology. The eWeek tests showed that these techniques flagged a lot of false positives, while Mozilla rarely flagged legitimate email. eWeek also points out, on the down side, that Bayesian filtering requires a lot of initial work from the user to train the filter, however 'the investment can pay off.'"

#2 They don't need to pay for it....

by duffbeer703

Thursday October 30th, 2003 11:05 AM

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I could never understand the motivations of spammers to do this sort of thing. Doesn't it become clear that people who filter email are NOT interested in buying herbal viagra, etc?