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Re: ml hacks for goodmail
On Tuesday 07 Feb 2006 22:08, Florian Weimer wrote: > > As far as I can tell, the filters at AOL are far less problematic than > crude filters at smaller sites which simply use SORBS or > bl.spamcop.net. Not here, no one cares if some small bit player has stupid filters, but when a significant volume of your email goes somewhere stupid filters hurt, queues build, users complain, and we are a bit player in the email world. We have a regular email to a customer rejected weekly by AOL because it contains a "banned URL". Wouldn't be so bad, but it contains web referer stats, so is nothing but URLs. We've no idea which URL it is, and I'm not doing a binary filter approach to work around their broken filters. Simplistic content only based rejection of email is just a broken model, as is using end-user input in too simplistic a fashion (end users make too many mistakes), AOL do both. I manage to filter all my personal email with no content inspection over and above "no Windows executable attachments here - thank you", no end user interaction, no silly places where falsely classified email stagnates, it really isn't difficult to deploy filters like this. But I thought the whole thing looked like a marketing campaign for Goodmail, and nothing more.