Also in the News: Smarter spam filtering

Computerworld reports on eight techniques for making spam filtering more accurate.

Understanding the way filtering technology works can help reduce the occurrence of false positives, where "good" or "true" e-mail is erroneously marked as spam and blocked, or false negatives, where spam e-mail messages get through the filter and end up in the recipient's inbox, Computerworld reports. The magazine offers proven techniques -- including blacklists, whitelists and tarpitting -- for ensuring that your spam filter works properly.


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