Thoughts on Spam Filter Quality
Posted on:May 26 2008
I am very satisfied with the built-in junk mail filter in the Windows Mail client - the Outlook Express version which comes with Vista. It significantly outperforms Thunderbird or SpamAssassin (at least in that default configuration when I used it about a year ago the last time), from my subjective impression.
It identifies about 99.9% of all my spam correctly as junk mail. But HOW ON EARTH are these Viagra guys doing this? All of the 'Viagra 100mg xy Dollars Per Pill price' and similar are getting through. I mean a spam filter today should have 'viagra' set as one of the top keywords making a mail looking suspicious ;) But anyway, nice job Windows Mail, so far.
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