Adaptive filtering worked pretty well for a while, but the alternate spelling stuff has been running circles around my filter in Thunderbird. Arg.
UPDATE: Looking more closely, it’s not so much the alternate spelling ones that are the problem, but the ones which are 10 mispelled words and 200 correct but unrelated words at the end. They have their ad on line 1, which is then followed by a couple of paragraphs of English gibberish. Flagging these as spam just teaches the adaptive filter to treat normal, valid words as spam words, which in turn leads to lots of false positives.
I think we need a more drastic solution.
The Best of 2015
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.
The Truth About Piracy
What are publishers doing to fight piracy and why is it all wrong?
Steam Summer Blues
This mess of dross, confusion, and terrible UI design is the storefront the big publishers couldn't beat? Amazing.
Why Google sucks, and what made me switch to crowdfunding for this site.
A stream-of-gameplay review of Dead Island. This game is a cavalcade of bugs and bad design choices.