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trb
07-27-2007, 07:10 AM
Hello,
recently I get a lot of "postcard" spam. It is always structured the same way,
but they change to who it is (friends, colleage, family, etc.), and from
which postcard service. I have trained spamsieve with a couple of them,
but it still doesn't catch them. I could train more, and I presume it would
catch them, but then I am worried that legitimate emails containing
similar sets of words won't come through.
Given however that the phrasing of these messages is rather distinct,
can spamsieve recognize phrases?
best wishes
T

Michael Tsai
07-27-2007, 09:15 AM
I have trained spamsieve with a couple of them,
but it still doesn't catch them.


Perhaps that’s because of the other spam messages that you let SpamSieve think were good (http://c-command.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2627&postcount=17).



I could train more, and I presume it would
catch them, but then I am worried that legitimate emails containing
similar sets of words won't come through.


I would’t worry about it. When properly trained (http://c-command.com/spamsieve/manual-ah/using-spamsieve-with-yo) with both your good messages and your spam ones, SpamSieve is extremely accurate and is particularly good at avoiding false positives (good messages classified as spam).

trb
07-27-2007, 09:37 AM
Perhaps that’s because of the other spam messages that you let SpamSieve think were good (http://c-command.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2627&postcount=17).


Ah, yes, that of course makes sense. So, I tried to mark the others.

I would’t worry about it. When properly trained (http://c-command.com/spamsieve/manual-ah/using-spamsieve-with-yo) with both your good messages and your spam ones, SpamSieve is extremely accurate and is particularly good at avoiding false positives (good messages classified as spam).

Well, I don't have too many examples of good ecards. But then, it's not too
tragic if I miss those.

Thank you for the reply.
T