I’ve been using the CRM 114 Discriminator for spam filtering for the past few weeks, and have been thoroughly impressed by its appetite for spam (and only spam).
Training took a lot longer than I expected, seven weeks, but over the past week I’m finally to a happy point (YMMV) where there are essentially no false positives, and only a trickle of uncaught spams make it through. Here’s what I’ve observed over the past three days;
- 1305 messages filtered
- 916 spam messages caught
- 21 spam messages missed
- 2 false positives, both of which were mailing list acknowledgements (which I don’t believe I had previously trained)
Spam, what spam?