[TriLUG] Current best anti-spam: Baraccuda/SpamAssassain/etc.
rick.denatale at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 08:14:12 EDT 2006
On 7/31/06, Tanner Lovelace <clubjuggler at gmail.com> wrote:
> I talked to someone last year who had setup a rule
> in procmail that first checked for a special tag in the
> mail. If it was there, it passed the mail onto the rest
> of the rules. If it wasn't there, it added it and then
> bounced it to his GMail account. Over at gmail, he
> had a filter that just forwarded e-mail back to his
> e-mail address. Even with forwarding, gmail still
> runs e-mail through its spam filter. The gmail
> spam filter is just about the best I've seen.
I've always been pretty impressed by gmail's spam filtering. I
suspect that it's partially using social networking in part, so that
when I click on the report as spam, button it modifies the global
filter and perhaps even moves copies of the same e-mail for other
users who haven't seen it yet.
I must say that gmail seems to have gotten a little less efficient
though, it seems to let a few spams slip by every day not. It seems to
have a soft spot for nigerian, and "your e-mail has won the lottery!"
I also did a quick scan of my accumulated spam on gmail this morning
(1200+ messages), and found 1 false positive. I think that this is
the first false positive I've seen on gmail, although it was a product
announcement from a company I'm interested in, so I can understand how
it got clogged in the filter.
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