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By Jonathan Zdziarski

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The advantage to training everything is that the user’s dataset builds in tandem with the email they receive. If the user changes their email behavior (such as subscribing to a new mailing list), TEFT will quickly propogate the new form of behavior into the dataset, helping the filter learn them before any classification errors are made. Most statistical filters (including Bogofilter, DSPAM, and CRM114) support TEFT, but it is not always the recommended approach. TEFT’s weakness is that the dataset can become too volatile if the user deals with lots of email, in which case token values in the dataset may fluctuate, leading to errors.

Smaller networks are generally more accurate and more real-time but lack the ability to cover a wide pool of fresh inbound spam. There are different types of collaborative networks, depending on the goal of the implementer. A good balance between the two approaches is usually best, and collaborative filtering can provide a good increase in filtering accuracy if done properly. Pros Proactive protection from new types of spam. Cons Reliability must be carefully watched. Propagation delay. Ideal For An additional layer of protection from within spam filters.

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