Spam notification: spam or ham?

Mostly it misses them, but maybe one in ten spams sent to dotcomments-support-owner come as an attachment on a message saying “Yahoo! Groups SpamGuard has detected that the attached message to the owner of the Yahoo! Group dotcomments-support is likely to be spam.”

Now I have one of those sitting in my Gmail inbox, not flagged as spam. Report it? The message isn’t spam, the attachment is. I’ve always trained my own Bayesian filters to treat them as spam, because that’s where I want to deal with them, but does that mean I should cast my vote for Gmail (of the way too hidden spam) to trust Yahoo!’s filter?

I’m so sick of email.

1 Comment

Comment by Scott Johnson #
2004-04-30 14:44:01

I’ve been wondering about this sort of thing, too. And if I tag a message as spam in Gmail, will it affect the filter that processes everybody’s mail? Or just mine? So far I’ve just been reporting the obvious emails as spam, but I would really like to know how the spam filtering at Gmail works (when it does).

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