Monday, August 14, 2006

I Love (and Hate) the Google Spam Filter



I love Gmail. It rocks, and is quite simply the best email client ever. I really appreciate that I don't have to run my own spam filter anymore. Spamassassin is the best, and I still run it in series for my own domains that get forwarded to gmail, but I've stopped tweaking the rules long ago.

However, why does it take Gmail 5000 emails with:


****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****CDPN****


In the header to figure out that it is Spam? Sometimes I think Gmail is just using me as a human spam filter to train its gigantic neural net.

P.S. I find it rather ironic that Blogger (AKA Google) spell checker does not have either "Google" or "Gmail" in its dictionary.

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