- Dec 5, 2006I have to agree. I think it doesn't do anything except make you feel
good when you push that button. THe lastest flood of "soandso
wrote:" spam and it not correcting messages marked safe in future
sends makes me think that.
--- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "misterblue" <misterblue@...> wrote:
> One problem I have with this 'training' is that it is invisible to
> What is it really doing? Is it adding the source to some black list?
> Is it training some word filter? Can I see what it is doing?
> I wish the spam filtering was more opaque. My solution would have
> on the emails (insert request for email tags). When Yahoo's external
> spam filter thought it was spam, it would add and "Y-ProbablySpam"
> tag. Then the SpamBlocker feature is just a default rule to move
> anything with that tag into BulkMail.
> This would also allow incremental additions (like if the sender was
> your address book, "Y-InAddressBook" would be added) or creation of
> user white lists, ...
> If properly done, experts would have all of these fine grained
> controls to tweek and use while people who didn't want to fool with
> would just turn on SpamBlocker and it would 'do the right thing'.
> Is there a discussion about Yahoo Mail design? I have some thoughts.
> -- MB
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