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Re: [opensuse] Can spam be defeated?
  • From: "Charles philip Chan" <cpchan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 17:38:59 -0500
  • Message-id: <87fybagpks.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 20 Dec 2006, pinard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> One (relatively) recent problems with Bayesian filters is that many
> SPAM messages are constructed in such a way that they poison your
> filters. If you train such messages as SPAM, they contain enough
> "good" text, which is irrelevant to the SPAM itself, so to
> progressively weaken the discriminatory capabilities of your filters.
> The effect shows in the long run. It's a tad sad, because Bayesian
> were once highly effective.

Yes, unfortunately combating spam is a full time job for the Spam filter
authors. I even have URIDNSBL and razor2 turned on in my Spamassassin
install, but it is still not 100%.


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