Tag Archives: Thomas Bayes

How to Make More Use of the Vicar

By | February 27, 2006

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 sift through other kinds of data. Here’s a preliminary list of some of the uses I came across:… Read More »

Software: Spam Bully out of beta

By | July 2, 2003

 Spam Bully, an email spam filter that integrates into Outlook and Outlook Express, is now out of beta and officially ready to go.     I haven’t given Spam Bully a test run, but it uses Bayesian Filters, an approach I wrote about a few weeks back, so in theory should work well.   From their press release: “Spam… Read More »

Column: An end to spam?

By | June 13, 2003

Loose Wire — Exorcism for Spam: A theory devised by an English vicar and adopted by smart anti-spammers is your best bet for keeping spam out of your inbox By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 19 June 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. A milestone, of sorts, was passed last… Read More »