Spam project pits humans vs machines
John Graham Cumming is about 666,666 clicks away from a new weapon that could help kill spam that's unsolicited email, not the salty canned meat for good.
Graham Cumming, an Englishman who lives in Toulouse, France, is a seasoned spam fighter who wrote Popfile, an open source e mail classification tool. He also wrote Polymail, an antispam library licensed by other companies for use in spam filters.
Spam still comprises about 80 percent of all e-mail, although it has become less of an annoyance due to much-improved filtering. But spammers persevere, finding technical ways of slipping e-mail through, and the race continues to develop sharper filters. Spam project pits humans vs. machines
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