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Talk:Junk Mail Controls

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-junk-spam-messages was modeled to some degree on this article, to which I've made several edits over the years. As noted at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-junk-spam-messages/discuss/6626 I'm strongly considering reordering the SUMO article to put TRAINING before SETTINGS. Does that sound crazy to anyone? wsmwk 20:50, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes. I think the main risk is that somebody doesn't read the whole article, and then blames the software when it doesn't work well. Rather than re-ordering sections I suggest you start out by trying to get across that its a three step process to make it actually useful - you need to configure the settings, tweak how fast it learns, and train it - before getting into the sections on how to do that. You can't do that by a simple table of contents. I plan on adding text like that to this article, and maybe breaking it into two. Its too long for many peoples attention span. Tanstaafl 01:33, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Totally rewrote the article today to make it more straightforwardly "how to". Below is some commentary that I excised from the previous edit because, well, this kind of judgmental commentary belongs in Talk instead of the article. Wintogreen 11:53, 26 Mar 2005 (PST)

Most users, particularly those who are familiar with peer-to-peer spam fighting software (like Cloudmark's Safetybar for Outlook) will require patience with Thunderbird's bayesian filtering. Bayesian filtering alone is unlikely to be as good as P2P approaches. To date Thunderbird does not have an antispam application sufficiently accurate enough to "turn it on and forget about spam."

Coming soon

  • Bug 290237: add UI for honoring ISP spam headers (should be in 1.1 release) --Wintogreen 19:54, 14 May 2005 (PDT)