07 March 2007

Filter behaviour

Yesterday evening I found a legitimate email in my SPAM box. I marked it as not being SPAM and replied to it. Weirdly, the sender's next email landed in my SPAM box this morning so the SPAM filter is not learning quite as rapidly as I would like.

The point of the post is that SPAM filters aren't totally reliable. It is important to look at the contents of the box periodically in order to make sure that nothing important or even interesting is being hidden away from your Inbox. That remains true even when you are reasonably certain that the SPAM filter has learnt your preferences and is behaving consistently.

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