Spam filter - Journal of Omnifarious
Jun. 1st, 2003
09:20 am - Spam filter
Well, I finished my spam filter early this morning at 3am or so.. It only tries to protect firstname.lastname@example.org right now, an email address that will be going away in a few years. I get a LOT of spam on that address because that's the address I used when I still posted to Usenet. If ever you want lots and lots of spam, just post to Usenet. It'll start coming in by the truckload.
Anyway, it's a wrapper around CRM 114, so it's a learning filter. The way I have the learning interface work is that you have to drop mail you want it to learn as spam or not spam into the 'learn spam' or 'learn notspam' mailbox, and a little program periodically runs by and pulls all the mail from those boxes and ads them to the spam or not spam training set.
Hopefully, that's a simple enough method of configuration that, after testing, I can let other people who use my computer use that method.