[Spambayes] Email client integration -- what's needed?

G. Armour Van Horn vanhorn@whidbey.com
Fri Nov 1 23:35:23 2002

Tim@mail.powweb.com, Stone@mail.powweb.com, Four Stones Expressions wrote:

> This proposal has a lot of attractions.  Forwarding to ham@ and spam@ would be a bit of a pain at first, but it would work for existing bodies of mail.  Training
> would be MUCH simpler with this method, and would not require some fancy-schmancy installation or configuration glorp.

In my desired configuration, as a MailScanner plugin like SpamAssassin, I had a thought that I think would work. My larger clients not only use my system for mail,
but they also have internal discussion lists. Since users are about a hundred times more likely to report spam than they are to send letters from their girlfriends
to ham@, joining ham@ to the discussion lists would be a good source of training material with industry-specific language.

It's a particular issue because there is so much spam related to mortgage financing, and most of my users are realtors or loan officers, so dictionary filters are
risky. And they tend to use a lot of exclamation marks.


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