[Spambayes] (no subject)
anthony at interlink.com.au
Mon Jan 19 03:08:25 EST 2004
>>> "Laurent Amar" wrote
Please check the FAQ at the Spambayes website - the link is at the top
of every page.
> 1) When I mark a message as good ('ham') does SP automatically records
> who it is from and consider all mail from that person good regardless of the
> wording? If not, would you think that this is a good idea?
> 2) When I receive SPAM and mark it as such (confirm it is SPAM) Does
> SP send an e-mail to the spammer saying that their e-mail did not go
> through? Which other ways are there to give an incentive to Spammer to
> remove people from their list? By looking at the address their mail comes
> from it looks like their address are sometimes automatically generated in
> hotmail and most likely, they never even read the response they may get.
> 3) Also there are a lot of spam e-mails I receive that has a bunch of
> nonsense characters inserted in between words. Example of subject lines
> * Re: KNGWMGHO, he would fall
> * Re: WWXURLAE, those two! Though
> * Re: JSCWOL, uttering preposterous things
> * Do you have any idea how to identify these strings of text
> that make no sense and flag that? (for example, any word with more than X
> vowels in a raw
These words are generally ignored by spambayes. If you do a 'Show Spam
Clues', you'll see that they don't show up. A long time ago I seem to
recall that some testing was done to see if handling this specially would
make any difference - I think it showed that it made little or no
Thanks for the feedback,
Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au>
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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