stupid spam

Friday, February 27, 2004, at 10:36AM

By Eric Richardson

I get a lot spam. Typically it's on the order of 330 or so a day. July of 2002 I installed SpamAssassin, and that definitely made email bearable again. Over the last week or so, though, all of a sudden many more messages are getting through than were before. I've gone from getting up in the morning to see 1 or 2 spams that trickled through to seeing 17 this morning.

Because of this, today I decided to get CRM114 a shot. Aside from having the cool Dr. Strangelove name, it's also been getting some good press lately. I'd say it's too early to really know how it's doing, since it involves a training process, but already it's grabbing most of my spam and throwing it into a seperate box. It mis-classified one message as spam, but it's allowed to do that before it has any built up data to work with.

I'm cautiously optimistic this'll help me out.