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Re^2: Most of the email spam I get is:

by state-o-dis-array (Hermit)
on Dec 31, 2004 at 14:22 UTC ( #418539=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Yahoo is my "public" account, I'm very happy with the filtering.


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Re^3: Most of the email spam I get is:
by legato (Monk) on Jan 04, 2005 at 17:44 UTC

    I've used Y!Mail in the past, and been pleased overall. However, while their filters do catch about 95% of the Spam, I had problems with false positives. I, personally, would rather see a bit more pink meat in my mailbox and be assured that false positives would be very rare.

    I've been pleased with GMail in this regard, but for real "industrial" use, I use Spam Assassin with a whitelist and a threshold score of 6.5. That seems to nab about 80-85% of the Spam, and I have had 0 false positives in about 6 months.

    Anima Legato
    .oO all things connect through the motion of the mind

      The only false positives I've experienced was when I accidentally marked one "mod_perl digest" as SPAM. It took about 5 trips to the SPAM folder to click "NOT SPAM" to start recieving the digest in my inbox again.

      The onl things that slip past are

      • bounce-backs, very annoying and the filter seems to filter them like other spam, instead of checking that the original sender is *.mail.yahoo.com, not some russian website.
      • new nigerian 419 variations, but those are sooo easy to pick-off

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