Linux Journal: Fight Spam with SpamProbe
May 01, 2003, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Hastings)
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"I get a lot of spam e-mail. These days, however, most of it
doesn't go to my e-mail Inbox, because I'm filtering my e-mail with
SpamProbe. SpamProbe is a spam detector; you train it to recognize
what you consider to be spam. It builds databases of keywords from
your e-mail messages and then uses the keyword databases to decide
whether incoming e-mail messages are spam.
"In this article I explain how to set up SpamProbe to intercept
spam e-mails and file them into a folder named Spam. If you prefer,
you also may set it up to delete these messages. The setup I
describe enables spam checking on a per-user basis, and users
control which of their messages are considered to be spam. The
setup is completely server-based and thus works with any e-mail
client. Users need to understand only how to move messages from one
mail folder to another.
"Because it handles spam completely on the server, SpamProbe is
great for users who must access their mail over a slow link, such
as a modem. Client-based filters must download all the mail, spam
and non-spam alike, while a server-based filter can keep all the
spam on the server.
"The setup described in this article works with any trainable
spam filter, not only SpamProbe..."