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NewsForge: Filtering Spam in Novell Evolution

Jul 07, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"When I switched to Novell Evolution, finding an anti-spam solution became a top priority. Having warmed to Evolution after noticing that its interface was no longer an imitation of Microsoft Outlook, I quickly learned to appreciate its centralized mail and business tools. Spoiled by Mozilla Thunderbird's built-in spam detection, I wanted some equivalent in Evolution.

"Evolution's filtering tools for handling incoming messages provide the raw material for spam detection. However, the filters have difficulty knowing which characteristics of incoming mail should be treated as signs of spam. Information I gleaned from the Internet was only moderately useful; most of it was incomplete, obsolete, or inaccurate..."

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