Spam report

I’m looking at my POPfile spam report and noticed something interesting:

45% of my e-mail is spam today. That’s disgusting enough. Even worse: There are 23,000 different words in that spam, as opposed to 17,000 different words in normal e-mail. (POPfile filters spam e-mail out by assigning weights to words based on whether they appear in spam or normal e-mails.)

What does this all mean? Very little, probably. More likely, it’s that spam e-mails keep inventing new words to duck the spam filters. Or, that I talk about the same things with the same people far too often in my normal e-mail.

POPfile now successfully filters 98.63% of my e-mail. I still double-check all spam, but it sure makes it a lot easier to sort through.


 
 
 

2 Responses to “Spam report”

  1. Kevin
    30. April 2003 at 10:43

    What program do you view your email with?

    Does Popfile work with webmails (I assume not).

    I hate spam.

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    30. April 2003 at 10:52

    I use Pegasus Mail at http://www.pmail.com

    POPFile doesn’t work with webmail. It does work with Eudora and Outlook and Pegasus, however, and probably any other POP e-mail program you care to tinker with a little bit.,

    Setting up your e-mail programs is really easy, and I did it in all of two minutes:

    http://popfile.sourceforge.net/manual/email.html

    -Augie