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Re: Favorite anti-spam tool

On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 05:16:38PM -0400, Hall Stevenson wrote:
> So, what's the favorites of users here for anti-spam tools ?? Is
> spamassassin the current choice of most people here ??

I'm using bogofilter on my home account, and spamprobe on my work one
(since it had less dependencies, and I don't have root on our mail
server).  My work account gets more spam than my home one, and I've had
it set up longer there, so it's better trained.

Both work pretty well.  spamprobe gets most now (probably one or two
misses a day), and bogofilter is getting better with training.  I could
use spamassasin, but it looks like more work to tweak, plus I'd rather
have to retrain a filter than miss a mail due to a false positive.

As for training them, I simply save any misdirected messages into spam
(false negatives) and ham (false positives, but haven't had any of these
yet) folders.  Every 15 minutes, a cron job runs and reclassifies them,
and then deletes the folder.  Simple.

- Chris

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