[thelist] Is my email Spam?

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Wed Jul 23 14:40:49 CDT 2003

Frank <mailto:lists at frankmarion.com>
    on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:29 AM said:

> At 01:13 PM 2003-07-23 -0400, you wrote:

Not such a clever reply quote when on a mailing list is it? (Considering
I'm not the you in the "you wrote".)

> The second thing I've done is that I've installed k9 (an app that
> applies Bayesian filtering rules to add to/replace your local
> filters) and look at the rating of each. Mind you, this implies that
> you've already used it long enough to teach it what spam looks like
> (but you can pre-load it with spam to set your baseline).

This may not be the best test because Bayesian filtering is based on the
spam/ham that YOU get and not what other people get. So although you get
a certain kind of spam that doesn't guarantee another person will. And
when you go to test out your newsletters it might be considered spam
when run through your system but not someone elses, leaving you with
misleading results. And the reverse is possible as well. Your spam
filter won't recognize it as spam but your recipient will because of the
difference in spam/ham between the two of you.


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