Gates roasts spam

In a letter to customers, Microsoft’s chairman highlights the company’s campaign against unsolicited e-mail. [CNET]

“Spam is so significant a problem that it threatens to undo much of the good that e-mail has achieved,” Gates wrote in one of his periodic e-mail missives to customers.

I find that hard to argue… POPFile has categorized 2,221 ( 46.86%) messages in just over a week (I did a new install). I’ve had 69 false positives and 77 false negatives. I am currently running a 95.9% of accuracy with 7 buckets being used for classification.

46.86% of my email has been spam!! That is a pretty serious statistic and one that easily highlights the intensity of the problem.

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