7404Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Spam filters
- Dec 1, 2006I've always said Yahoo's spam filters aren't good enough. I do hope that
our recent poll here for requested features will make an impact, & that
we'll get more filters & more filter criteria. Thunderbird beats 'em all
by a mile, IMO.
IM me! Sasafrass452(Yahoo)
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> Wow, spam seems to increase exponentially over time of an Email
> address. At first I got none and soon it went up to 30 a day and
> today, after just emptying it yesterday, it's up to 120 spams.
> Luckily, Yahoo! sent 116 of those to the spam folder (leaving 4 in the
> inbox). I very rarely have found false positives and nowadays I
> understandably don't bother to check for them.
> --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups. com <mailto:Y-Mail%40yahoogroups.com>, Karl
> Westerman <karlwesterman@ ...> wrote:
> > I really can't tell you how long it takes as I have been using it
> for quite some time... but after several weeks, you should notice it
> working pretty well. I rarely get spam in my in-box or other folders
> and likewise, I almost never get a desired e-mail in my spam... it
> does seem like it took a number of weeks (6 or more) before it was
> working reasonably well and several months before it got to the point
> that it rarely made a mistake... probably after 6 months, there are
> almost no problems. You should notice it getting better week by week.
> > Karl
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: ioannisverdelis <spam@...>
> > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups. com <mailto:Y-Mail%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 3:46:21 AM
> > Subject: [Y-Mail] Spam filters
> > Hi all,
> > I am new to this group so apologies if this has been covered before.
> > I have been using Y!Mail for a bit and am generally happy with the
> > navigation etc. However, I've been surprised by the ineffectiveness of
> > the spam filter despite weeks of training.
> > I accept that the filter is getting a lot better as I use it, but
> > after two weeks I would expect to have virtually no spam or ham
> > misdirected. In particular, certain spam messages (such as those
> > subjected "[Name] wrote:")that I receive by the dozen (and I am sure
> > other users receive as well) could easily be flagged just by a bit of
> > collaboration between user accounts.
> > From people's experience, what is the amount of time for this spam
> > filter to be trained? Is there collaboration between users spam
> > settings to make it more effective?
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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