[Spambayes] Quick option to reduce false positives

Meyer, Tony T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Mon Jun 9 11:16:29 EDT 2003

>     Alan> Would it be practical/effective to generate white-list email
>     Alan> addresses based upon your sent folder?  
> I just received a spam purporting to be from Guido the other 
> day and forgery of email addresses by email viruses is quite 
> common.  I'm not convinced white lists are all that useful.

I'm also far from convinced about whitelists.  Two points, however:

1.  If you're using the Outlook plugin, I believe that Sean's SpamAtBay
version _does_ have whitelisting.  You could download the beta (there's
a link in the archives somewhere) and give it a go.  I don't know
anything about the methods they use (whether manual or automatic as you

2.  You can train on sent mail, although this would be tricky with
pop3proxy.  This would include various tokens from that mail, including
ones from the recipient email addresses.  IIRC there are messages in the
archives about testing that has been done along these lines.

=Tony Meyer

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