[sf-perl] [OT] gmail spam: significant increase in false positives

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Fri Jan 8 16:58:51 PST 2010

I just noticed one FP in my spam folder.  Gmail tends to go FPs as
opposed to letting the spam through.

Pretty easy to use Net::IMAP and friends to login and build a corpus
of known senders, then search the spam folder for those.  Except that
for my non premium redhotpenguin account, there is only enough imap
bandwidth available to open an imap client a couple times a week :(
I've been using the web interface.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM, David Alban <extasia at extasia.org> wrote:
> greetings,
> in the past few days i've just noticed a *significant* increase in
> false positives in gmail spam filtering.  messages from senders or
> lists that never tripped the built-in filter functionality now often
> seem to trip them.
> example:  an email in regard to an online order i placed with
> petco.com (something i've done often) recently eneded up in the spam
> folder.
> wtf?
> anyway, if you use gmail, i encourage you to check the Spam folder
> regularly for false positives.  (something i used to do, then didn't,
> but now will do again)
> david
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