Genetic Spam Filtering

Ooooo – the technology behind this new Chung-Kwei spam filter seems really sexy and the results sound good. Borrowing genetic sequencing techniques is a smart step beyond the Baysian filtering type tools, which the spammers are starting to subvert with those word lists at the end of messages. It’s not immediately clear to me how this algorithm avoids that problem, though. It would seem to also fall victim to messages which are substantially made up of non-spam random content.

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