[Spambayes] More "spam of the future" lately?

Intrope st.intrope at verizon.net
Tue Dec 16 12:55:28 EST 2003

I noticed that too; sampling my spam folder, essentially all of my recent
spams are SOTF. SpamBayes seems to take a long time to recognize these, but
now days at least 90% of SOTF type messages are being filtered out.

I guess what I'm saying is, be patient and train--it'll block more and more
as time goes on. I wasn't paying close attention, but I'm guessing that it
took several weeks (at least) to train SpamBayes on the SOTF; at one point
I'd see 10 SOTF a day that got through the filters, but in the last few days
I don't think I've seen any get through.

Go SpamBayes Go!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryan Malayter [mailto:rmalayter at bai.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 10:46 AM
> To: spambayes at Python.org
> Subject: [Spambayes] More "spam of the future" lately?
> I've been getting a lot more "spam of the future" these last few days.
> Paul Graham predicted that improved filters would eventually force
> spammers into such tactics, near the bottom of his seminal article:
> http://www.paulgraham.com/spam.html.
> The messages consist of basically nonsensical English sentences with a
> link. The problem is, all of these seem to be slipping by my trained
> SpamBayes, scoring 10% or less. Even domains and URLs change in every
> message, so SpamBayes hasn't really been able to pin them down yet,
> despite my training on each one.
> Is anyone else having problems with these types of spams recently? Has
> some prolific spammer changed tactics? Most of the one's I've seen seem
> to originate from Australia or Asia.
> Regards,
> 	Ryan

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