bogofilter-0.13.7.1 - new current release

bogofilter-0.13.7.1 - new current release

Post by David Relso » Sat, 28 Jun 2003 05:25:19



Bogofilter is a mail filter that classifies mail as spam or ham (non-spam)
by a statistical analysis of the message's header and content (body).  The
program is able to learn from the user's classifications and corrections.

The statistical technique is known as the Bayesian technique and its use
for spam was described by Paul Graham in his article "A Plan For
Spam".  Gary Robinson, in his weblog Rants, suggests some refinements for
improved discrimination between spam and ham.  Bogofilter's primary
algorithm uses the f(w) parameter and the Fisher inverse chi-square
technique that he describes.

Bogofilter is run by an MDA script to classify an incoming message as spam
or ham (using wordlists stored by BerkeleyDB).  Bogofilter provides
processing for plain text and html, supports multi-part mime message with
decoding of base64, quoted-printable, and uuencoded text and ignores
attachments, such as images.

Bogofilter is written in C.  Supported platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris,
OS X, HP-UX, AIX, ...

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Bogofilter-0.13.7.1 has been released on SourceForge.Net as the "new
current release".  Bogofilter has very few and very minor
updates.  Bogotune, however, has been significantly improved with bug fixes
and summary output reformatted for readability and for "cut and paste"
addition into bogofilter.cf.

Project page:  http://bogofilter.sourceforge.net/
Download page: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=62265

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                                BOGOFILTER NEWS
                               =================

0.13.7.1 2003-06-26

* Update bogotune to version 0.3
* For bogotune change processing of '-t' switch from pass 1 to
   pass 2 so that it supercedes the config file.
* Added '-k size' option to bogofilter and bogoutil for
   setting BerkeleyDB's cache size.
* '-Q' processing no longer requires that spamlist.db be present.
* Man pages now use '\ ' when a non-breaking space is needed,
   instead of 0xA0.

0.13.7  2003-06-20

* Replaced tuning/tuning.sh with tuning/bogotune (and related files).

0.13.6.3 2003-06-18

* Minor code rewrites to speed up processing messages, mboxes,
   and msg-count files.  In particular, tuning/tuning.sh runs
   are approx 47% faster than before.
* Fixed several errors in tuning/tuning.sh and reformatted
   "Top 10 Results" output.
* Minor changes to bogoutil to support bogotune script.
* Added newlines to correct usage messages.

0.13.6.2 2003-06-05

  *** Stable Release ***

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