SpamBayes Outlook Addin

October 16, 2003


This is awesome! SpamBayes is a free, open-source spam-killing plugin for Outlook and Outlook Express. Using the superior Bayesian mathematical method and a self-training method, this program can achieve 99% spam blocking functionality within a week of use. This is my spam solution, and it's worth a try.

A TechTV write-up on SpamBayes:
TechTV | SpamBayes: Spam Prevention With Smarts

Download the plugin here:

SpamBayes Outlook Addin

or here:

SpamBayes: Bayesian anti-spam classifier written in Python.

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SpamBayes will attempt to classify incoming email messages as 'spam', 'ham' (good, non-spam email) or 'unsure'. This means you can have spam or unsure messages automatically filed away in a different mail folder, where it won't interrupt your email reading. First SpamBayes must be trained by each user to identify spam and ham. Essentially, you show SpamBayes a pile of email that you like (ham) and a pile you don't like (spam). SpamBayes will then analyze the piles for clues as to what makes the spam and ham different. For example; different words, differences in the mailer headers and content style. The system then uses these clues to examine new messages.