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Date: 2002-10-21 (13:47)
From: jmarant@n...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcement: SpamOracle
Claude Marche <> writes:

>     Jérôme> Hi,
>     Jérôme> I've already tried spamoracle: I fed it with about 2000 spams and
>     Jérôme> 3000 good mails and it too often considered good mail as spam.
> Hi,


> I use Spamoracle almost since it has been announced. Before, I was
> using SpamAssassin. Currently, my Spamoracle database contains roughly
> 20000 good mails and 1000 spams (not including asiatic language spams
> which are filtered differently).
> Now, I usually get 0 or 1 spam per day not filtered, usually because
> there are written in french and my database is not large enough for
> those. I check my spamoracle folder some time to time, I had almost no
> good mail classified as spam, and if I get one, I immediately move the
> mail in a `good' folder and rebuild the database. I suggest you should
> check to way you built your database, may be you made some mistakes. 


> With respect to SpamAssassin, SpamOracle runs much faster, this would
> not surprise anyone here since SpamAssassin is a perl
> script. Moreover, I had problems with SpamAssassin because I receive

It depends how you use SpamAssassin :-) Using it as a daemon (spamd)
along with spamc is pretty fast.

> Finally, one should be aware that the filtering methods of
> SpamAssassin and SpamOracle are very different, and I like very much
> the idea, in SpamOracle, that the filter should be tuned by the user personal
> idea of what is a spam. I recommend reading Paul Graham's paper
> ( on which SpamOracle filter
> method is based.

Well, I know. The same algorithm is used in bogofilter.

> I wish you a happy spam filtering !


Jérôme Marant
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