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iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 1, 2006
14 years ago3,406 views

I am conducting this experiment to evaluate how effective and accurate the Gmail filter is to massive SPAM.

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iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You can give me a hand @ digg.com/tech_news/3_2_1_Let_T ...

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

i would rate it as 3 or lower

not that effective............. delivers most of the phising mails............

and i get lots of spam mail in gmail not even a single mail in yahoo or msn.

see i get alteast some 5 spam mails to my inbox....

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

ok dugg that..

iZeitgeist: Still looking for spam? This might be not be completely current, but it
might help you out:

toastedspam.com/freespamlist

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here] Sankar: gmail gives for me not a lot of spam, yahoo & hotmail gives me a lot, so it depends from person to person I think...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yeah, i get tons more false positives on hotmail and yahoo and a lot less total spam. You also have to consider that if your gmail address is shorter it's more spammable, and gmail addresses tend to be shorter because fewer good short ones are taken up.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I have an idea. I'm going to clear my spam, and from now on if a spam message goes into my inbox I'll open it then mark it as spam so it's "read". Then I can compare the number after the word spam in the left hand navigation to the actual number of spam messages to get a percentage of false positives

OREO [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I don't know... lately Gmail hasn't catched all my spam message 100% accurately! I actually had about five messages enter my mailbox in the last few days.

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Caleb,

Great idea!

What I do too to keep all my precious SPAM, I just created a filter with "Has the words:" enter "in:spam", then just "Forward it to" a seconday address and "Delete it". This never clutters my inbox, all the SPAM stays in the Trash, and I get to keep it all in another inbox.

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