[Spambayes] SpamBayes compared to POPFile
skip at pobox.com
Sun Mar 14 11:17:24 EST 2004
David> Once trained, POPFile seems to do a pretty good job. I haven't
David> actually gathered any statistics to tell me which of the two is
David> the most accurate but my feeling is that SpamBayes just edges
David> it. More importantly for me, POPFile produced a number of false
David> positives (ham wrongly put into the spam category) which I find
David> unacceptable - since I got SpamBayes I have got used to skimming
David> over my Spam folder much more quickly and less often, as I can
David> rely on there being nothing important in there. I think it's
David> probably the concept of an "unsure" category in SpamBayes that
David> gives it the edge here.
Perhaps a good way to run would be to use SB to distiguish ham from spam
(and unsure), then only feed your putative ham into POPFile.
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