Tag Archives for Spam filtering

New in Gmail Labs: Smart Labels

New in Gmail Labs: Smart Labels Wednesday, March 09, 2011 | 10:00 AM Posted by Stanley Chen, Software Engineer People get a lot of email these days. On top of personal messages, there are group mailing lists, social network notifications, … Continue reading

10. March 2011 by jeremy
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A New Image for Your Email Address

John Graham-Cumming, author of Bayesian spam filter POPFile, points me to a neat tool he’s created which will turn an email address into an image that may spare you some spam from bots scouring web pages for email addresses: This … Continue reading

21. June 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Put My Book in Your Toilet

John Graham-Cumming, the father of the excellent Bayesian spam killer POPFile, has written a review of my column collection, Loose Wire. It’s a fun read (the review, not the book, although the book is. Really.) He even adds a word … Continue reading

09. January 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Blogs, Innovation | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 comment

The Email Hole

Email is not something to get too upset about, until you lose one to downtime by your provider of choice. And then you realise that it is too important to be left to free services, or even a domain hoster. … Continue reading

24. July 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Internet life, Malware, Productivity, Spam, Storage | Tags: , , , , , | 6 comments

Keep a Blog, Get Fired

Here’s an interesting statistic, in the light of Scoble’s departure from Microsoft (no direct connection, I promise, but it does raise issues about whether corporates really like blogging): 7.1% of companies have fired an employee for violating blog or message … Continue reading

13. June 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Blogs, Media, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 5 comments

From the Ashes of Blue Frog

The Blue Frog may be no more,  but the vigilantes are. Seems that despite the death of Blue Security in the face of a spammer’s wrath, the service has built an appetite for fighting back. Eric B. Parizo of SearchSecurity.com … Continue reading

26. May 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Security, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Spammers Get Authenticated

Until now, most spammers sent their stuff through open relays — Internet-connected computers that were either unprotected, or else had been compromised by viruses or trojans into sending the spam without the owner being aware. But that is changing, says … Continue reading

12. May 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Security, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

The Blue Frog vs PharmaMaster

I’ve been trying to make some sense of this recent drama involving Blue Security, an anti-spam registry that effectively tries to deter uncooperative spammers by overwhelming their servers, and recent outages at TypePad and LiveJournal apparently caused by a revenge … Continue reading

06. May 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Security, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 comments

How to Make More Use of the Vicar

In last week’s WSJ column (subscription only, I’m afraid) I wrote about how Bayesian Filters — derived from the theories of an 18th century vicar called Thomas Bayes and used to filter out spam — could also be used to … Continue reading

27. February 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Design, Productivity, Resources, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Where Did That Email Come From?

An interesting new tool from the guys behind the controversial DidTheyReadIt?: LocationMail. (For some posts on DidTheyReadIt, check out here, here, here and here.) LocationMail tells you where e-mail was sent from. It uses the most accurate data in the world to … Continue reading

25. March 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Phishing, Privacy, Software, apps, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

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