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Does anyone else have issues with Norton spam filters

I get some weird results

     
5:56 pm on Mar 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I set up a Norton spam filter to put emails with the words viagra or cialis in a special viagra-cialis spam folder. Most of the time it works great, but last week a neighbor's email about a car pool schedule got placed in the viagra-cialis folder. This week a parents' newletter from one of my kid's schools got put in there. Neither the car pool or school newsletter obviously had the words viagra or cialis anywhere in the text.

I don't think I set the filters up wrong as the process seems fairly idiot proof. However something odd does seem to be going on.

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I have no experience with Norton filtering products. Is this just a simple keyword filter or do they have some sort of Bayesian filtering in there?
8:43 am on Mar 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think it is just a simple filter. I type in the keywords and if they are in the body or subject any emails containing those words should go in a special folder I set up.

I had been missing some emails, so I set the filters up methodically to try to find where the problem was - one spam folder for each word or similar pair of words.

So at least I'm uncovering a possible cause for some of my emails that went missing in the past. (I also stopped using the block function because for me it seemed to be blocking more email addresses than just those I listed.)

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I gave up Norton and moved to AVG products.

But E-Mail as a form of communication is broken thanks to the viagra/enlargement people.

WE deal with school districts. One district told me they receive 30,000,000 emails a month of which only 900,000 are legitimate. The rest are junk!

Sad. The only way to stop this is to create a pay for email system.

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I gave up Norton and moved to AVG products.

I suspect that will have to be my long term solution.

11:49 pm on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I also dumped Norton for AVG; Norton is invasive and a resource hog. It was a good enough choice when I didn't know anything though:))

Very pleased with AVG, though was very displeased with the original purchase process where there was an additional item added to the cart as a 'default' option. Were I not already sold on the products, that would have been a deal breaker for sure.