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7404Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Spam filters

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  • Sasafrass
    Dec 1, 2006
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      I'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.


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      James wrote:
      >
      > 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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