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NewsForge: Defeat Spam with SpamBayes

May 08, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Ihme)

"Spam email is the plague of the 21st century; SpamBayes is its cure. This client-side application analyzes all incoming email messages and automatically sorts out those that are unwanted.

"SpamBayes digests the contents of email messages and counts how often certain words--e.g. Viagra--occur in spam (bad) or ham (good) messages. Based on these word patterns, it calculates an overall score that rates a message as spam, ham, or unknown. You can manually classify unknown mail as spam or ham and SpamBayes will learn accordingly..."

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