[Spambayes] A Spam Filter Evaluation

Gil Hurlbut ghurlbut at bco-inc.com
Tue May 2 16:18:56 CEST 2006

There is a recent study report on results of eleven variants of six widely
used open-source spam filters including SpamBayes.

The conclusion was "Supervised spam filters are effective tools for
attenuating spam. The best-performing

filters reduced the volume of incoming spam from about 150 messages per day

about 2 messages per day. The corresponding risk of mail loss, while
minimal, is

difficult to quantify."

I'll leave it to those with more time on there hands than I to decipher the
specific details on SpamBayes performance.

The report is at






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