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Re: [opensuse] thunderbird spam filter
On 06/06/17 18:20, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2017-06-06 19:18, Wols Lists wrote:
On 06/06/17 14:53, Carlos E. R. wrote:
And actually, I would like to classify some spam in TB based on the
*contents* of the email. It seems like you can't tell TB *how* to
recognise spam, and you can't filter based on the *content* of the mail :-(
Yes, you can. Thunderbird learns when you tag something as spam or not.


Thunderbird *learns*.

Which means, in other words, that I cannot *tell* it.

"Dear David" is spam. Why can I not tell thunderbird to put it in the
spam bin!!!

The act of marking a post as spam with the spam flag in Thunderbird
tells the program to learn about that post. So yes, you tell it.

So how does it know that the string "Dear David" means it is spam? The point is, if *I KNOW* that something is a clear marker of spam, there is no way I can *TELL* thunderbird about it!

All I can do is tell thunderbird "this is spam". There is *no way* that I can tell thunderbird *WHY* it is spam.

Which means, because all these messages otherwise look legitimate, thunderbird is likely to get confused. "Dear" is perfectly okay, and I have quite a lot of people I know called "David". It's just the combination of those two words TOGETHER in what is otherwise a perfectly normal, legitimate email, that marks it as spam.

How do I *TELL* thunderbird how to *recognise* spam, rather than letting it GUESS?

Cheers,
Wol

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