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."

#92 questions

by smkatz

Thursday June 24th, 2004 3:51 PM

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I use this exact alias and domain name system. It currently defaults to the last used identity--which is a silly practice. It should default the To: line to match the reply-to address.

Your idea that it would know if an address was leaked and correlate that to higher spam is intriguing, but faulty. It is possible someone on Usenet would want to reach you, and if I use amazoncs@doman for Amazon Customer Service communications.. they need to get past the filter too.

Besides, you would need a way of telling the client, either if !my default address { to==alias; }

or you would need a statically user-updated list of addresses, which is impractical.