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

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Feb 27 17:33:08 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
February 27, 2004

Dear SW List and Bill!
My goodness....THANK YOU, Bill, for researching this and informing
us...That is really interesting to know how the SPAM filters work...
but kind of sad too, to think that our world has to protect Lists like
ours, from these other kinds of emails...Well - we should be glad such
SPAM catching software exists!

Val ;-)


On Feb 27, 2004, at 9:19 AM, Bill Reese wrote:

> 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.
> Bill
> 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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