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Penny. M.Millarman
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      07-24-2006
I am getting a bit sick of conscientiously marking all my mail as either
junk or not junk, because however hard I try, I still get junk mail left
in my inbox which is hardly likey to be legit....p....uleese why the
hell would I want something called Veeagria!!


I have been very patient but I do not want to have to go back again to
retrain the junk filter.

Does anyone else agree and should I use an extra mailwasher and if I do
will it work with Thunderbird? Sometimes I think I should just get rid
of Thunderbird and try something else.

My AV, Kaspersky scans my email for nasties before it is delivered,BTW

Please suggest some solutions.
 
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Jim Scott
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      07-24-2006
On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 12:41:01 +0100, Penny. M.Millarman wrote:

> I am getting a bit sick of conscientiously marking all my mail as either
> junk or not junk, because however hard I try, I still get junk mail left
> in my inbox which is hardly likey to be legit....p....uleese why the
> hell would I want something called Veeagria!!
>
> I have been very patient but I do not want to have to go back again to
> retrain the junk filter.
>
> Does anyone else agree and should I use an extra mailwasher and if I do
> will it work with Thunderbird? Sometimes I think I should just get rid
> of Thunderbird and try something else.
>
> My AV, Kaspersky scans my email for nasties before it is delivered,BTW
>
> Please suggest some solutions.


Don't fill in forms with your email address without reading the fine print.
Then change your email address.
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Mozilla Champion (Dan)
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      07-24-2006
Jim Scott wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 12:41:01 +0100, Penny. M.Millarman wrote:
>
>> I am getting a bit sick of conscientiously marking all my mail as either
>> junk or not junk, because however hard I try, I still get junk mail left
>> in my inbox which is hardly likey to be legit....p....uleese why the
>> hell would I want something called Veeagria!!
>>
>> I have been very patient but I do not want to have to go back again to
>> retrain the junk filter.
>>
>> Does anyone else agree and should I use an extra mailwasher and if I do
>> will it work with Thunderbird? Sometimes I think I should just get rid
>> of Thunderbird and try something else.
>>
>> My AV, Kaspersky scans my email for nasties before it is delivered,BTW
>>
>> Please suggest some solutions.

>
> Don't fill in forms with your email address without reading the fine print.
> Then change your email address.



Marking email as 'not junk' will not improve your catch ration (number
of spams caught)
Marking emails as 'not junk' will improve the accuraccy of the product
(reduce number of false positives)

Since Jumk Mail Controls (JMC) doesnt catch too many false positives in
the first place, non-junk training actually increases the complexity of
the filtering

Suggestion: dont mark messages as non-junk UNLESS of course JMC caught
them and they arent junk

JMC will get to over 90% catch ration within a few weeks - if ALL you do
is mark those that are junk and corrrect JMC when its wrong.
(My JMC on this machine got to 99% within 3 weeks in fact - been holding
steady at 98 to 99% ever since)


But this wont 'fix' your problem - you will see what seem to be the same
spam (looks that way but they arent the same) because spammers are
always looking for new ways to 'fool' the filters, even Baysien ones
(such as JMC). The advantage is that JMC will learn all the tricks even
as spammers invent new ons - it learns as it goes along.
 
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gwtc
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      07-24-2006
Penny. M.Millarman wrote:
> I am getting a bit sick of conscientiously marking all my mail as either
> junk or not junk, because however hard I try, I still get junk mail left
> in my inbox which is hardly likey to be legit....p....uleese why the
> hell would I want something called Veeagria!!
>
>
> I have been very patient but I do not want to have to go back again to
> retrain the junk filter.
>
> Does anyone else agree and should I use an extra mailwasher and if I do
> will it work with Thunderbird? Sometimes I think I should just get rid
> of Thunderbird and try something else.
>
> My AV, Kaspersky scans my email for nasties before it is delivered,BTW
>
> Please suggest some solutions.

try using Message Filters [under Tools]

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Penny. M.Millarman
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      07-24-2006
gwtc wrote:
> Penny. M.Millarman wrote:
>> I am getting a bit sick of conscientiously marking all my mail as
>> either junk or not junk, because however hard I try, I still get junk
>> mail left in my inbox which is hardly likey to be legit....p....uleese
>> why the hell would I want something called Veeagria!!
>>
>>
>> I have been very patient but I do not want to have to go back again to
>> retrain the junk filter.
>>
>> Does anyone else agree and should I use an extra mailwasher and if I
>> do will it work with Thunderbird? Sometimes I think I should just get
>> rid of Thunderbird and try something else.
>>
>> My AV, Kaspersky scans my email for nasties before it is delivered,BTW
>>
>> Please suggest some solutions.

> try using Message Filters [under Tools]
>


Doh! I feel such an idiot...I had totally ignored message filter..I have
now put the examples into the filter.

Thanks to everyone.
 
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