oldjack Posted May 21, 2006 Share Posted May 21, 2006 I use SpamCop to filter spam from my permanent address, which got about 100 spams per day. It works very well. After some tweaking of options, I got maybe 2 spams per day in my inbox and very few false postives in my held mail. The school with which my mail provider is affiliated has installed a spam filtering system, and the number of spams reaching my SpamCop held mail has dropped from about 100 per day to about 5 per day, so it's doing some serious filtering. Under their spam filtering system, the filtered mail is discarded, and there is no way to check for false positives. I sent them an e-mail, basically expressing concern about false positives and important mail being lost. I got this reply: "We are only discarding messages with spam scores of 98-100. Based on their experience to date, [they are] so confident that messages with scores are spam WITHOUT EXCEPTION that they are going to be using this as the default configuration for all students." (their capitalization, not mine) Has the state of the art in spam filtering become so advanced that a system can discard 90+% of spam with no false positives? Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might have on this. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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