[Spambayes] Contacts whitelist

Glenn H translogik at hotmail.com
Thu May 27 22:03:05 EDT 2004

I guess that's a good point... but as I said, it would be optional, and 
should probably be turned off by default. Also you may not have had any 
false positives for e-mails from friends (which is great!), but it certainly 
happens because I've seen it with my own eyes  :-P

Also I didn't realise that the program had been designed to catch worms as 
well as spam, but I guess the line between the two is blurring as time goes 

I should also point out, though, that the false positives I speak of were 
going into the "Suspects" folder, so it's not a total disaster, but a white 
list would prevent this from ever happening at all (for trusted sources).

Anyway, it was just a suggestion that I'd find very useful... I think an 
optional white list would be quite handy. You can take it or leave it! Your 
point is certainly taken, though...

Glenn :-)
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----Original Message Follows----
From: Lee Hanxue <hanxue at gawab.com>
To: "Glenn H" <translogik at hotmail.com>
CC: spambayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Contacts whitelist
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 09:12:25 -0400

On Fri, 28 May 2004 00:49:23 +0000
"Glenn H" <translogik at hotmail.com> wrote:

 > A quick suggestion that you may or may not have thought of... it would be
 > good to have an option to treat all of the user's Outlook contacts as a
 > whitelist, so any mail from these sources would be treated as ham, not 

I beg to differ. Worms these days can pretend to be sending email from 
someone you know.

So far, I have not received any false positives for emails from friends.

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