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Re: spambayes



On Wednesday 10 May 2006 13:12, James Wilkinson wrote:
>
> What we'd all *like*, ideally, is an antispam program that could
> identify what we considered to be spam with 100% accuracy.
>
> That turns out to be practically impossible. There will be e-mails that
> are border-line, e-mails that "look" like spam but are actually wanted
> (false positives), e-mails that "look" wanted but are really spam (false
> negatives), and ones that are pretty impossible to automatically
> classify.
>
One should also bear in mind that 'one man's meat is another man's poison'.  
That alone makes accuracy impossible until any filtering program learns what 
is acceptable to you.

Anne

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