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SpamAssassin by Alistair McDonald

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Appendix A. Glossary

Term

Definition/Explanation

ADSL

See DSL

AWL (Auto White List)

A list of senders of ham emails, generated automatically

Bayesian filter

A spam filter based on Bayesian mathematics

Blacklist

A list of email addresses or machines that are known to send spam

Blocklist

A list of machines that are known to send spam

Bouncing (an email)

The act of refusing an email by a server

CAN-SPAM

US anti-spam law passed in 2003

Cable modem

A method of connecting to the Internet via a cable television system

Content hiding

Hiding the true content of a spam email

Corpus (plural: corpora)

A collection of emails, normally used to train or test a spam filter

Dial-up

A method of connecting to the Internet via the telephone ...

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