[Spambayes] Korean Spam

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Tue Dec 13 11:49:28 CET 2005

> I get many Korean emails. Will your product reject Korean characters?

Do you get many Korean spam, that you want deleted, or many Korean  
ham, that you don't want deleted, or both Korean ham and spam?

SpamBayes doesn't know any languages, so in theory should work no  
differently: *except* it does assume that words are separated by  
whitespace.  I don't know if this is the case with Korean or not; I  
suspect it may not be.

(If the problem is getting rid of Korean spam, then that's easy, and  
there's an additional option you can turn on to make it quicker.  If  
the issue is Korean ham, but there's no Korean spam, then that's easy  
too, because the ham won't look anything like any of the spam.  I'll  
assume that you get a mix).

I've heard that SpamBayes works fine (with minor, mostly interface,  
changes) for Japanese.  My very limited knowledge of Asian languages  
leads me to think that this will be similar with Korean.  However,  
there really hasn't been anything in the way of testing, so it's not  

There is a large advantage to trying SpamBayes: it's free.  Download  
1.0.4 and install it, and see how it goes.  You set up your own  
rules, and still get all your mail, so it's basically risk free.  If  
it works, then all is good (it'd be great to get feedback), and if it  
doesn't, you can either ask for suggestions (the "clues" for a sample  
misclassified message would be great) or switch to something else  
(with a full refund <wink>).


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