For a couple of weeks I’ve been using SpamBayes, a free Outlook plugin that uses Baysean filtering to flag and nuke spam before you ever see it in your inbox. I’ve been training it for a couple weeks on good and bad messages, and it’s now at the point where I don’t worry much about false positives and I haven’t actually SEEN spam in days. I check the ‘Spam To Delete” folder and it’s all there, festering as spam is wont to do, but I don’t have to bother myself with deleting it.
Just for kicks, I opened one to see what the pitch was. There was a clickable URL, followed by gibberish:
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I feel as if I wandered into a private conversation between the spam and a keyword-based filtering program. It’s a little embarassing, you know?