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ARNet: SpamBayes Knows Spam

Mar 12, 2007, 19:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Udell)

"Thomas Bayes, a Presbyterian minister and mathematician born just over 300 years ago, would be shocked to see most of the email messages that bid for our attention nowadays. He would be thrilled to know, however, that his statistical inference theorem has inspired a potent counterattack. An open source project called SpamBayes has emerged as a powerful weapon in the war on spam. There are a few different implementations of SpamBayes.

"I'll focus here on an Outlook add-in, written by renowned Python hacker Mark Hammond..."

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