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Emacs + gnus

Emacs + gnus

Posted Jun 17, 2004 10:49 UTC (Thu) by mwh (subscriber, #582)
In reply to: Emacs + gnus by davidw
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to mail clients: introduction

I use gnus for my mail, but I'm not entirely happy about it. It's great, fantastic for mailing list mail, but it's not perfect for personal stuff. I still haven't found something that I like, though. is OK for when I'm on OS X.

I don't know how do integrate spam filtering into it, but that's because I do my filtering at delivery time (when God intended, etc).

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Emacs + gnus + spam filtering?

Posted Jun 17, 2004 21:15 UTC (Thu) by davidw (guest, #947) [Link]

I had the idea that for "Bayesian" spam filtering to work properly, it was necessary for the user to train the spam filter, by deleting spam and flagging it as such. This operation would best be performed in the mail reader itself rather than as a separate option at delivery time. Or am I missing something?

training spam filter

Posted Jun 18, 2004 0:21 UTC (Fri) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054) [Link]

I do my bayesian spam filtering (with bogofilter) on the server, and when
some spam gets by it I move that message to a special "spam" folder on
the server (via IMAP). I have a cron job on the server that goes through
that folder every hour to learn about new spam.

Emacs + gnus + spam filtering?

Posted Jun 19, 2004 0:52 UTC (Sat) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

the user does have to train it, but that training can be done in any number of ways.

Popfile is just getting an IMAP module that lets you train (and correct) the filter by just moving messages to the folder they are supposed to be in.

this sort of multiple access is one of the big advantages of IMAP (although I will admit that not that many people take advantage of it). unlike the other options you don't even have to have the various pieces on the same machine.

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