[Spambayes] Spammers Attempts to Circumvent Baynesian Filter

Len Hartley len_hartley at hotmail.com
Sun May 23 14:33:34 EDT 2004


I continue to train it.  I do "Delete As Spam" for every suspect (or Recover 
from Spam for the odd legit. Email that SpamBayes is uncertain of).

>From: Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com>
>Reply-To: skip at pobox.com
>To: "Len Hartley" <len_hartley at hotmail.com>
>CC: spambayes at python.org
>Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Spammers Attempts to Circumvent Baynesian Filter
>Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 12:50:29 -0500
>
>
>     Len> Since February of 2004, more and more spammers are including what
>     Len> you might call short stories or lists of innocent sounding words 
>at
>     Len> the bottom of their Email.  Because of this method, I have 
>recently
>     Len> found that more than half of Spam is rated not higher than 
>suspect.
>
>I've encountered no such problems and I get lots of spam.  Are you
>continuing to train on incorrectly classified spam (and enough ham to keep
>things in balance)?  Perhaps your training database has some mistakes in 
>it.
>
>Skip

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