[spambayes-dev] Who wants to pretend to be a spammer?

Kenny Pitt kennypitt at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 16 15:13:11 EST 2003

Tim Stone wrote:
> How about this for a "testing" regimen... one of us can send a known
> list of spambayes users a series of "spams," with the idea being to
> see how many of them can get through existing databases, and how long
> it takes their databases to learn to correctly classify them?  Would
> that be an interesting exercise?

Interesting idea, but wouldn't it be tricky to make your psuedo-spams
representative of real-world spam patterns?  For example, it seems like
whatever e-mail address and/or SMTP server you use to send the messages
would quickly become a significant spam clue.

Kenny Pitt

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