Proposals for Incorporating Machine Learning in Mozilla Firefox

Friday June 18th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "I will be doing research this summer at Stanford with Professor Andrew Ng about how we can incorporate machine learning into Firefox. We're looking for ideas that will make Firefox 2.0 blow every other browser out of the water. People who come up with the best 3-5 ideas win Gmail accounts, and if we implement your idea you'll be acknowledged in both our paper and in Firefox credits. Your idea will also be appreciated by the millions of people who use Firefox :-). We'll also entertain Thunderbird proposals."

#72 Thunderbird multiple identity management

by smithjt

Tuesday June 22nd, 2004 11:32 AM

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One place where AI would help me greatly on a daily basis is via the handling of email addresses in Thunderbird. I own and entire domain and use unique aliases for anyone not white-listed (newsgroups, web forums, internet shopping, etc.) to sort, filter, and track address dissemination. I want to be able to not only reply automatically with the approriate alias but to have the proper alias guessed from the recipient whenever I compose an entirely new message. I also want TB to be able to strongly incorporate sender address to recipient alias in the spam filtering, as a leaked address would be perhaps the strongest correlation to being spam. Being able to automatically determine whether a recipient address represents a mailing list to which I am subscribed would also be great. Finally, it would be great if the 'To:' column always showed my alias or mail-list address first in a list of addresses. --Jeff