Published by rich on Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 18:55:42
Is SpamButcher missing more spam? Do I need to make radical changes to how SpamButcher filters email?
It turns out the answer is yes and no.
While annoyingly I’d been getting up to about 6 pieces each day in my inbox (as opposed to 2-3 previously), the total spam caught by SpamButcher went from about 300 each day to nearly 600.
So, spam has almost doubled, and as a result missed spam has also roughly doubled.
Not the best scenario - but still it seems SpamButcher is still hovering right around the 99% kill rate.
Some of the issue seems to be that my prior call for spammers to “bring it on,” looks to have bitten me in the butt.
A lot of this spam is part of a malware distribution campaign that’s proving quite difficult to filter for a few reasons.
I’d be curious how well competing programs are handling these messages. While I like to think SpamButcher is the best spam filter available - it may be a competitor has figured out how to handle these particular messages better than I have.