from the stuff-to-play-with dept.
zonker writes "A real, working honest to god Bayesian spam filter. I've been waiting for something like this for a while (since I first read Paul Graham's research paper on this very topic a few weeks ago). Well here's POPFile, a small but extremely effective Perl script that runs on just about any system Perl does. After just a little training was I able to get very effective filtering out of it. From what I understand the new email client that comes with OS X Jaguar has a feature similar to this, but I don't know if it is true Bayesian. Hopefully this kind of feature will become more prevalant in client software as I see the Google results for it are growing."
[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine
women pregnant, you can get a baby a month.
-- Wernher von Braun