Spam filters .. what's the point ?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by scotjimland, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    29,092
    Location:
    .
    Ratings:
    +28,332
    I use Google mail with several accounts, private, public, forum, etc and find it exceptionally good, it checks all accounts and sends to one address, but, on more than one occasion I have found important emails in the spam box.. so I always have to check anyway .. so if it's not 100% correct it seems pointless to me.. :RollEyes:

    or maybe I'm missing the point .. :Doh:
     
  2. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    566
    Ratings:
    +3
    It's easier to "train" a filter to accept good messages than it is to filter the millions (and there are millions) of spam messages generated every day. Once you tell gmail not to treat something as spam, it gets thru every time.

    Papa
     
  3. dylan

    dylan Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,162
    Location:
    sw wales
    Ratings:
    +569
    Not trying to hijack the thread but on the subject of spam can you tell me how to stop spam appearing to come from my own email address please. Come through BT Yahoo account.
     
  4. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,965
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Ratings:
    +9,889
    Got all excited then
    thought it said Spam Fritters Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm:RollEyes::ROFLMAO:
     
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    31,076
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Ratings:
    +23,104
    stop it Geo! your making me hungry....::bigsmile:
     
Loading...

Share This Page