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From Marc Perkel <m...@perkel.com>
Subject Re: New version of iXhash plugin available
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2007 18:25:07 GMT


Per Jessen wrote:
> dirk@bonengel.de wrote:
>
>   
>> The difference is that the .de domain is fed by input that's either
>> visually checked or stems from dedicated spamtraps, so I'm quite
>> confident the hashes contained really mark spam.
>>
>> The .ag domain contains hashes either from feedback loops (ie. end
>> users) or from mails marked as spam by other systems. Thus there's a
>> higher risk of getting FPs from that list - hence the lower score.
>>     
>
>   

One thing to note about how the iXhash works is that if it were fed a 
false positive that wasn't some mass mailing then that false hash would 
probably never be hit again. That's why I think this meathod is highly 
false positive resistent.

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