Better Spam filtering coming

The anti spam filter in Mozilla is amazing. But it seems that it's about to become even better. Mozilla developers will try to Update Junk mail filtering to use latest Bayesian techniques from

The current anti spam filter is based upon the Bayesian Junk filtering. It uses the original Paul Graham technique for classifying messages. Bayesian classification as described in Paul Graham's A Plan for Spam. Using Bayesian filtering requires that you first train the mailer by showing it a bunch of mail that is junk, and a bunch of mail that is not. Then, you let it autoclassify new mail for you, and you continue to correct it as it makes mistakes.

February 10, 2004 09:36 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Cool -- but I thought that the existing junk mail controls already is trainable?

Site icon Comment by dalager at February 11, 2004 08:51 AM | Permalink

The existing junk mail controls already is trainable! It just gets better at traning!

Site icon Comment by Henrik Gemal at February 11, 2004 09:32 AM | Permalink

Anyone suggest they additionally use Vipul's Razor to cut down on what still gets through?

Site icon Comment by EdgeWise at February 11, 2004 06:33 PM | Permalink

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