[Bug 9870] Re: Better spam filtering for evolution

Todd Mansfield toddmansfield at cinci.rr.com
Sun Dec 24 03:34:28 UTC 2006

As a user, I'm more than happy to train my own spam filter. For me, this
is perfectly understandable and reasonable. Problem is, I've been trying
to train Evolution in Dapper for months now and it still lets a
preposterously large amount of spam through. What a patsy of a spam
tool! And yes, I have configured the right options in Evolution.

I took an hour today to research and work on better spam filtering
tools. I chose bogofilter. I installed it, (using aptitude) read the
manual, and trained it by hand on the command line using both spam and
good messages I've accumulated over the last few months. These steps all
worked fine.

But integrating bogofilter with Evolution was a most confusing
experience, and even now I'm still not sure I've got it right.

Integrating spam tools with email is where a good distribution like
Ubuntu really _should_ come through. Make it a humane experience to hook
up the spam filter, and we humans will happily train our own.


Better spam filtering for evolution

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