Re: [Asrg] Spam button scenarios

Seth <sethb@panix.com> Mon, 08 February 2010 20:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Spam button scenarios
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Bill Weinman <wew@bearnet.com> wrote:

> One way to look at this is: Which choice benefits the user most?
>
> Since the Yahoo mail is being forwarded to Gmail, I would think it
> would be more valuable to have Gmail doing the spam filtering.

Why?  If _either_ of them blocked it, the user wouldn't see it.

Training Yahoo helps the user if he later switches to having someone
else pick up his mail from Yahoo.  Training google doesn't.

Training google to see mail forwarded from Yahoo as spam can have
adverse effects for him.

So it's better to train Yahoo.  (Now, if you believe that google
trains much better than Yahoo, that's an important difference.)

Seth