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From "Chris Means" <cme...@intfar.com>
Subject RE: SPAM filter based on Bayesian principals
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2002 21:52:31 GMT
Let's do it...

Do you have a particular format/structure I should follow?

Documentation isn't exactly my forte so let me know what I should put
together.

Thanks.

-Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Danny Angus [mailto:danny@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 4:35 PM
> To: James Developers List; cmeans@intfar.com
> Subject: RE: SPAM filter based on Bayesian principals
>
>
> actually I've nabbed mailet.org (www.mailet.org) and can probably scrounge
> space for this purpose, if you want to be the first up create a
> distribution
> site for your mailet, with some docs etc as well as your
> download, and I'll
> kick it off with you..
>
> d.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chris Means [mailto:cmeans@intfar.com]
> > Sent: 17 September 2002 20:44
> > To: James Developers List
> > Subject: RE: SPAM filter based on Bayesian principals
> >
> >
> > I agree, this is a plug-in, not something that should be in the
> > James core.
> >
> > Maybe I should try the James-Users list to see if there's anyone there
> > interested in testing it.
> >
> > P.S.  I've got my own web server, I'd be happy to host a "plugin"
> > directory
> > or something similar there...(It's an NT 4.0 box, but I'm running Apache
> > 1.3)
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Danny Angus [mailto:danny@apache.org]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 1:58 AM
> > > To: James Developers List
> > > Subject: RE: SPAM filter based on Bayesian principals
> > >
> > >
> > > to be honest this has prompted me to start thinking how we
> can encourage
> > > people to develop mailets without adding them to the code
> base, like ant
> > > tasks.
> > >
> > > Whatever we think about your mailet (and I like the idea) it is
> > > starting to
> > > stray from the core and head towards "plugin" territory, we
> > > should probably
> > > consider how much we host here and how much elsewhere..
> > >
> > > d.
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Chris Means [mailto:cmeans@intfar.com]
> > > > Sent: 17 September 2002 06:28
> > > > To: James Developers List
> > > > Subject: RE: SPAM filter based on Bayesian principals
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I have some bug fixes and improvements...
> > > >
> > > > However, I've not received any feed back/comments on my
> first upload.
> > > >
> > > > Is this something that this list is interested in?  I don't want
> > > > to waste my
> > > > time and your bandwidth uploading stuff no one cares about.
> > > >
> > > > I would like at least a couple of people to beta test this, and
> > > verify my
> > > > documentation etc., feedback is important.
> > > >
> > > > If you're interested, please let me know.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > -Chris
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Chris Means [mailto:cmeans@intfar.com]
> > > > > Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 11:41 PM
> > > > > To: james-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > > > > Subject: SPAM filter based on Bayesian principals
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > I've finally finished my first pass at a set of SPAM "blocking"
> > > > routines,
> > > > > based on Paul Grahams' "A Plan for Spam" which can be found at
> > > > > http://www.paulgraham.com/spam.html.
> > > > >
> > > > > Included is a mailet for setting a message header based upon
> > > whether the
> > > > > message appears to be spam or not.  (Just a simple Yes or
> > No for now.)
> > > > >
> > > > > A mailet to feed ham/spam to the "corpus" by sending the
> > message to a
> > > > > specific email address (one for spam, one for ham).
> > > > >
> > > > > The core classes that can be used outside of James to perform
> > > > bulk updates
> > > > > of the corpus, or for use with other systems.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've (hopefully) attached all the source necessary (no it
> > > > doesn't have the
> > > > > official formatting, and I've not put in all the nice
> > > documentation, but
> > > > > it's a start) to try it out on your own system.
> > > > >
> > > > > This version is built with MySQL in mind as the backend,
> > however, it's
> > > > > designed to easily allow for a different mechanism for
> > persisting the
> > > > > statistics.  Let me know if you need help implementing this...
> > > > >
> > > > > Note, this hasn't been put under much of a load for testing
> > > (consider it
> > > > > Alpha code), and there's probably a big bottle-neck in the
> > > > > JDBCBayesianAnalysisFeeder mailet as it immediately updates the
> > > > > SQL backend
> > > > > with new statistics...which may not be a good idea...
> > > > >
> > > > > See the readme.txt in the ZIP for a bit more info...
> > > > >
> > > > > Please let me know if you try this out, and what problems (if
> > > > any) you run
> > > > > into...especially if you find any bugs <g> as I may have
> > > translated the
> > > > > Bayesian routines incorrectly.
> > > > >
> > > > > This was designed and developed against James v2.0a3, and JDK 1.3.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'll let this sit for a while and provide updates once I get some
> > > > > feedback.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks.
> > > > >
> > > > > -Chris
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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