[thechat] Anti SPAM program

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Wed Nov 15 10:02:13 CST 2006

On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 18:44:21 +0530, Madhu Menon wrote:
> Matt Warden wrote:
>>Of course, I haven't been using it since the "picture
>> spam" with random text started gaining popularity. Not sure how well
>> it handles that...
> It doesn't. I'm inundated with pic spam.

At the risk of sounding like a big ol' gloater (do I look like I'm bovvered?), DSPAM handles pic spam just fine. And I haven't had an actual spam hitting my actual inbox for months and months.

Of course, I do have greylisting and a few blunt instrument IP blocks (if you're in China, Korea or Brazil you can't mail me directly) in front of it, which helps, but of the spam getting through those layers, here are my current stats:

Filtering Statistics
DSPAM has caught 	37270 spams
...learned 	102 spams
...scanned 	39299 innocent emails
...with 	4110 false positives
Your SPAM Ratio is	46.26%

Performance Statistics
Your spam filtering accuracy is	99.929% since last reset
Your false positive rate is	9.956% since last reset
Your overall accuracy is	94.037% since last reset


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 quickly become mere sounds, their    | -> yumyum at easyweb.co.uk
 etymology being buried, like so many | my filter. Currently killing over
 of the earth's marvels, beneath the  | 99.9% of all known spams stone dead.
 dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie     | http://nuclearelephant.com/projects/dspam

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