Spam: Re: Weird Spam Label on some messages...

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Fri Feb 27 17:19:28 UTC 2004

Only three emails have been labeled as spam recently.  From what I
gathered in a quick research, spam filters look for a words or
characteristics of an email that match words or characteristics that are
common in spam email.  Looking at the email that have been marked as
spam on the list, they all have an attachment, one had a capitilized
word "DRINK", the other two had the word "bondage."  The message with
"drink" was determined to be "Commercial_LeastConfident", the other two
to be "Porn_MostConfident."  Obviously, the spam filters are too simplistic.


Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> February 27, 2004
> Ingvild Roald wrote:
>> I do not know why this came with a 'spam' label - it is sincere
> Dear SW List and Ingvild -
> Do not worry about the weird SPAM label that is coming into the List on
> some message headers...It is not just your messages, Ingvild, but mine
> and others too, and I have no idea why...It may be that Humber College,
> which houses our SignWriting List, perhaps installed new anti-spam
> software, or something like that, and it is confusing some messages
> with SPAM...who knows?! ;-)
> But we get the messages anyway, and that is all that matters!
> Val ;-)

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