Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gmail Spam Detection Is Good Enough

In the past 30 days, Gmail has successfully tagged 8712 spams with a mere handful of false positives (which have now been flagged) and only three false negatives. I'm happy that this is good enough for me—as of now I will no longer review the spam folder.

If you email me and get no response at all and think you should have got a response, this may be a result of your message being flagged as spam. In that case, feel free to follow the advice in the Contact tab of this blog.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed I have been extremely happy with Gmail’s spam filter since first getting an account in ‘04.

    I occasionally get false negatives, but never get false positives, which is far better than the reciprocal.


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