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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 ( #419322=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Most of the email spam I get is:
in thread Most of the email spam I get is:

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
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Re^4: Most of the email spam I get is:
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Jan 17, 2005 at 04:48 UTC
    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 *, not some russian website.
    • new nigerian 419 variations, but those are sooo easy to pick-off

    MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
    I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
    ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

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