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Evolution in action - see it via your spam filter

Anyone wanting to see natural selection in action exemplified by an arms race between parasite and host can find it by using a Bayesian spam filter. The latest parasite's adaptation I've come across is the inclusion of large amounts of technical text taken from free software manuals in the body of the email. This currently defeats my otherwise very good filter (spamprobe) and has the added advantage for the parasite that repeated attempts to feed the spam through the filter could result in unwanted terms being marked as spammy.


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