[spambayes-dev] Suggested Feature?

Kenny Pitt kenny.pitt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 15:52:06 CEST 2004

Brown Gabe wrote:
> In future versions of SpamBayes, do you think it would be a good idea
> to have a central repository that clients could connect incrementally
> to get updates on what spam is?  I was thinking the server could have
> some sort of way to collect and find relationships between all user
> data and form rules based on all data from all users.

Jeff made a couple of good points in a previous reply.  First, part of
the power of SpamBayes is that it is personalized to what you consider
spam, which may be different from someone else's spam.  Second,
submitting your good messages to a central service raises a lot of
privacy issues.

If you are only submitting spam messages, there are already other
services that do that.  As you said, this would be a huge undertaking,
and personally I would rather see us stick to writing software and not
hosting large-scale centralized services. I'd prefer to leave that
business to people like SpamNet.

Kenny Pitt

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