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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.'"


#8 Re: Spams changing identity

by Eccles

Wednesday November 5th, 2003 5:23 PM

You are replying to this message

"What if the message is not in English but is perfectly legit?"

We're Americans! Another language might as well be treated as spam!