Guido van Rossum
Fri, 06 Sep 2002 11:05:22 -0400
> > What's an auto-ham?
> Automatically marking something as ham after a given
> timeout.. regardless of how long that timeout is, someone is going
> to forget to submit the message back as spam.
OK, here's a refinement. Assuming very little spam comes through, we
only need to pick a small percentage of ham received as new training
ham to match the new training spam. The program could randomly select
a sufficient number of saved non-spam msgs and ask the user to
validate this selection. You could do this once a day or week (config
> How many spams-as-hams can be accepted before the f-n rate gets
> I view IMAP as a stop-gap measure until tighter integration with
> various email clients can be achieved.
> I still feel it's better to require classification feedback from the
> recipient, rather than make any assumptions after some period of
> time passes. But this is an end-user issue and we're still at the
> algorithm stage.. ;-)
I'm trying to think about the end-user issues because I have nothing
to contribute to the algorithm at this point. For deployment we need
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)