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Strategist Product Quality Operations Interview Mountain View, CA (US)

If you were to design a spam filter for gmail, how would

  you go about creating such a system?
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Types:
    - Phishing (online fraud - trick the victim - revealing sensitive details - as a trustworthy)
    - Spam
    - Hijack
    - Clickjacking protection (hyperlinks beneath legitimate clickable content)
Filter:
    Text Filters
    Blacklisted domains/senders
    Spoofed email addrs: Greek character ("Σ") for the Latin character "E"
    Unconfirmed sender
    Messages already marked as spam and by how many people
    Message content is empty
    User already tried to unsubscribe
    Community feedback
    Language difference

Keyur Patel on 6 Apr 2015

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