Technique which utilizes a probabilistic classifier to detect "junk" e-mail by automatically updating a training and re-training the classifier based on the updated training set

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A technique, specifically a method and apparatus that implements the method, which through a probabilistic classifier (370) and, for a given recipient, detects electronic mail (e-mail) messages, in an incoming message stream, which that recipient is likely to consider 'junk'. Specifically, the invention discriminates message content for that recipient, through a probabilistic classifier (e.g., a support vector machine) trained on prior content classifications. Through a resulting quantitative probability measure, i.e., an output confidence level, produced by the classifier for each message and subsequently compared against a predefined threshold, that message is classified as either, e.g., spam or legitimate mail, and, e.g., then stored in a corresponding folder (223, 227) for subsequent retrieval by and display to the recipient. Based on the probability measure, the message can alternatively be classified into one of a number of different folders, depicted in a pre-defined visually distinctive manner or simply discarded in its entirety.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30026

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Dumais, Susan T Kirkland, WA 82 4892
Heckerman, David E Bellevue, WA 103 5072
Horvitz, Eric Kirkland, WA 141 6304
Platt, John C Bellevue, WA 128 6418
Sahami, Mehran Stanford, CA 50 2052

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* 7725544 Group based spam classification 22 2003
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7089241 Classifier tuning based on data similarities 81 2003
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9002949 Automatically enabling the forwarding of instant messages 3 2004
8087068 Verifying access to a network account over multiple user communication portals based on security criteria 14 2005
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* 2007/0250,644 Electronic Message Source Reputation Information System 14 2005
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7680891 CAPTCHA-based spam control for content creation systems 25 2006
8023927 Abuse-resistant method of registering user accounts with an online service 5 2007
7954155 Identifying unwanted electronic messages 0 2008
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9473441 E-mail with discretionary functionality 0 2008
* 2010/0332,975 AUTOMATIC MESSAGE MODERATION FOR MAILING LISTS 5 2009
8024413 Reliability measure for a classifier 2 2009
* 8782781 System for reclassification of electronic messages in a spam filtering system 0 2010
8504627 Group based spam classification 0 2010
8209339 Document similarity detection 3 2010
9049569 Prohibiting mobile forwarding 3 2010
8413219 Verifying access rights to a network account having multiple passwords 1 2011
8768302 Abuse-resistant method of providing invitation codes for registering user accounts with an online service 2 2011
9037660 Managing electronic messages 0 2011
8650199 Document similarity detection 0 2012
9576271 System and method for community centric resource sharing based on a publishing subscription model 0 2012
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8769029 Voting in chat system without topic-specific rooms 0 2012
8868669 Broadcasting in chat system without topic-specific rooms 0 2012
9088879 Automatically enabling the forwarding of instant messages 3 2013
9619813 System and method for unsubscribing from tracked conversations 0 2013
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9615225 Automatically enabling the forwarding of instant messages 0 2015
9510168 Prohibiting mobile forwarding 0 2015
9560495 Automatically enabling the forwarding of instant messages 0 2015
 
ADVANCED MESSAGING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
* 7184160 Spam fax filter 4 2003
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (3)
8549647 Classifying portable executable files as malware or whiteware 8 2011
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REARDON, DAVID C. (3)
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8346660 System and method for two-way transfer of funds and electronic content between summa account users with gathering of behavioral metrics and management of multiple currencies and escrow accounts 5 2009
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7840060 System and method for machine learning using a similarity inverse matrix 3 2007
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8027549 System and method for searching a multimedia database using a pictorial language 6 2007
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8504546 Method and system for searching multimedia content 0 2007
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7921120 Method and system for image recognition using a similarity inverse matrix 1 2007
7773811 Method and system for searching a database of graphical data 1 2007
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EXCALIBUR IP, LLC (2)
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Legitime Technologies Inc. (2)
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8898239 Passively populating a participant list with known contacts 1 2004
8635273 Announcing new users of an electronic communications system to existing users 2 2004
9652809 Using user profile information to determine an avatar and/or avatar characteristics 0 2004
8595146 Social networking permissions 10 2005
8538895 Sharing social network information 16 2005
7921369 Mood-based organization and display of instant messenger buddy lists 23 2005
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8726195 Enabling an IM user to navigate a virtual world 4 2007
8667069 Filtering incoming mails 4 2008
8548503 Methods and system for providing location-based communication services 3 2008
8443290 Mood-based organization and display of instant messenger buddy lists 7 2011
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9104655 Systems and methods for performing contextual classification using supervised and unsupervised training 1 2012
9160773 Mood-based organization and display of co-user lists 0 2013
8812407 Sharing social network information 1 2013
9154561 Methods and system for providing location-based communication services 0 2013
9270625 Online adaptive filtering of messages 0 2014
 
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GDX NETWORK, INC. (4)
9160755 Trusted communication network 2 2006
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8738708 Bounce management in a trusted communication network 6 2006
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CLEARSWIFT LIMITED (2)
* 7801960 Monitoring electronic mail message digests 12 2001
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ORACLE OTC SUBSIDIARY LLC (2)
6883014 Electronic message distribution 16 2000
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RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC (1)
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The Boeing Company (6)
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NTT DOCOMO, INC. (1)
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FACEBOOK, INC. (103)
8041768 Voice instant messaging 8 2001
7984098 Video messaging 18 2001
7765484 Passive personalization of lists 13 2002
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8132110 Intelligently enabled menu choices based on online presence state in address book 22 2003
8701014 Account linking 8 2003
7640306 Reconfiguring an electronic message to effect an enhanced notification 43 2003
7730137 Restricting the volume of outbound electronic messages originated by a single entity 15 2003
7949759 Degrees of separation for handling communications 19 2003
7945674 Degrees of separation for handling communications 16 2003
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7653693 Method and system for capturing instant messages 56 2004
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7716287 Organizing entries in participant lists based on communications strengths 72 2004
8965964 Managing forwarded electronic messages 11 2004
8474628 Presenting a recipient of an e-mail with an option to instant message a sender or another recipient based on the sender's or the other recipient's address and online status 14 2005
7774711 Automatic categorization of entries in a contact list 60 2005
7765265 Identifying users sharing common characteristics 38 2005
7606580 Personalized location information for mobile devices 79 2005
8078625 URL-based content categorization 21 2006
7406506 Identification and filtration of digital communications 8 2007
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9185067 System and method for analyzing communications 0 2008
9083661 Passive personalization of buddy lists 0 2008
7890123 Personalized location information for mobile devices 45 2009
8001199 Reconfiguring an electronic message to effect an enhanced notification 34 2009
8577972 Methods and systems for capturing and managing instant messages 29 2010
8918460 Organizing entries in participant lists based on communications strengths 2 2010
8719354 Identifying users sharing common characteristics 5 2010
8910056 Automatic categorization of entries in a contact list 1 2010
8712431 Personalized location information for mobile devices 5 2011
9647872 Dynamic identification of other users to an online user 0 2011
8185638 Degrees of separation for handling communications 14 2011
8078678 Video messaging 7 2011
9628431 E-mail integrated instant messaging 0 2011
8452849 Host-based intelligent results related to a character stream 32 2011
9560000 Reconfiguring an electronic message to effect an enhanced notification 0 2011
8429231 Voice instant messaging 6 2011
8918727 Video messaging 0 2011
9621376 Dynamic location of a subordinate user 0 2012
8874672 Identifying and using identities deemed to be known to a user 3 2012
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9360996 Intelligently enabled menu choices based on online presence state in address book 1 2012
8959164 Tri-state presence indicator 4 2012
9356890 Enhanced buddy list using mobile device identifiers 0 2012
8560706 Degrees of separation for handling communications 13 2012
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9516125 Identifying and using identities deemed to be known to a user 0 2012
9369411 Identifying users sharing common characteristics 0 2012
9100538 Limited length video messaging 0 2012
9071725 Methods and user interfaces for video messaging 0 2012
9049160 Identifying users sharing common characteristics 1 2012
8954530 Intelligent results related to a character stream 0 2012
8954531 Intelligent messaging label results related to a character stream 0 2012
8818407 Personalized location information for mobile devices 5 2012
8819176 Intelligent map results related to a character stream 4 2012
8805408 Personalized location information for mobile devices 4 2012
8787932 Personalized location information for mobile devices 7 2012
* 2013/0066,991 IDENTIFYING AND USING IDENTITIES DEEMED TO BE KNOWN TO A USER 36 2012
* 2013/0066,990 IDENTIFYING AND USING IDENTITIES DEEMED TO BE KNOWN TO A USER 37 2012
9621493 Providing supplemental information corresponding to a referenced individual 0 2012
9531654 Adding contacts from a hovering interface 0 2012
9515977 Time based electronic message delivery 0 2012
9356891 Voice messaging interface 0 2012
9356894 Enabled and disabled menu choices based on presence state 1 2012
9253136 Electronic message delivery based on presence information 0 2012
9246975 State change alerts mechanism 1 2012
9203794 Systems and methods for reconfiguring electronic messages 0 2012
9203879 Offline alerts mechanism 2 2012
9100221 Systems for messaging senders and recipients of an electronic message 1 2012
9070118 Methods for capturing electronic messages based on capture rules relating to user actions regarding received electronic messages 0 2012
9049159 Establishing audio communication sessions 0 2012
9043418 Systems and methods for instant messaging persons referenced in an electronic message 2 2012
9363213 E-mail integrated instant messaging 1 2012
9319356 Message delivery control settings 3 2012
9313046 Presenting dynamic location of a user 2 2012
9203647 Dynamic online and geographic location of a user 4 2012
8775950 Automatic categorization of entries in a contact list 7 2012
8954534 Host-based intelligent results related to a character stream 0 2013
9047364 Intelligent client capability-based results related to a character stream 0 2013
9053173 Intelligent results related to a portion of a search query 0 2013
9053174 Intelligent vendor results related to a character stream 0 2013
9053175 Intelligent results using a spelling correction agent 1 2013
9171064 Intelligent community based results related to a character stream 1 2013
9075867 Intelligent results using an assistant 0 2013
8775560 Host-based intelligent results related to a character stream 4 2013
9075868 Intelligent results based on database queries 0 2013
9571439 Systems and methods for notification delivery 0 2013
9571440 Notification archive 0 2013
8787940 Personalized location information for mobile devices 4 2013
9203787 Identifying users sharing common characteristics 1 2013
8868112 Personalized location information for mobile devices 4 2013
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8930480 Degrees of separation for filtering communications 1 2013
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9619575 System and method for analyzing communications 0 2014
9514233 System and method for analyzing communications 0 2014
9210546 Commenting on location information for mobile devices 0 2014
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9462046 Degrees of separation for handling communications 0 2014
9571975 Identifying users of a communications system at commonn geographic locations 0 2015
 
PSM MERGER SUB (DELAWARE), INC. C/O THOMA BRAVO, LLC (4)
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CERTICOM CORP. (2)
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OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC (3)
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6769016 Intelligent SPAM detection system using an updateable neural analysis engine 171 2001
8185943 Network adapter firewall system and method 12 2001
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7257773 Method and system for identifying unsolicited mail utilizing checksums 13 2002
8380791 Anti-spam system, method, and computer program product 13 2002
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8533703 Information processing apparatus, and system having preview control, and method thereof, and storage medium storing program for implementing the method 13 2005
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8601160 System, method and computer program product for gathering information relating to electronic content utilizing a DNS server 3 2006
7953814 Stopping and remediating outbound messaging abuse 30 2006
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8407683 Software uninstallation system, method and computer program product 11 2006
7680890 Fuzzy logic voting method and system for classifying e-mail using inputs from multiple spam classifiers 27 2006
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8363793 Stopping and remediating outbound messaging abuse 7 2011
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8627443 Network adapter firewall system and method 10 2012
8621559 Adjusting filter or classification control settings 8 2012
9009321 Multi-dimensional reputation scoring 1 2012
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9246860 System, method and computer program product for gathering information relating to electronic content utilizing a DNS server 0 2013
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9369415 Marking electronic messages to indicate human origination 0 2015
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WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
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EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC (2)
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BARRACUDA NETWORKS, INC. (1)
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SPARKLINE DIGITAL LLC (3)
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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (15)
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7451184 Child protection from harmful email 10 2003
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8903920 Detection and prevention of e-mail malware attacks 2 2005
7506031 Filtering email messages corresponding to undesirable domains 10 2006
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8090778 Foreign network SPAM blocker 8 2006
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Safe E Messaging, LLC (1)
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COMM-TOUCH SOFTWARE, LTD. (1)
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THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (14)
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Collactive Ltd. (2)
7756933 System and method for deterring rogue users from attacking protected legitimate users 8 2005
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Susquehanna International Group, LLP (4)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
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BITDEFENDER IPR MANAGEMENT LTD. (8)
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8695100 Systems and methods for electronic fraud prevention 10 2007
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8170966 Dynamic streaming message clustering for rapid spam-wave detection 4 2008
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FOUNDRY NETWORKS, LLC (6)
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HARRIS TECHNOLOGY, LLC (2)
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MINDSHARE DESIGN, INC. (11)
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SCHNEIDER AUTOMATION INC. (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (35)
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7376641 Information retrieval from a collection of data 11 2004
8495002 Software tool for training and testing a knowledge base 3 2004
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9584665 System and method for optimizing timing of responses to customer communications 0 2007
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MESSAGEMIND, LLC (5)
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SECURE COMPUTING CORPORATION (30)
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7673003 Social network email filtering 12 2004
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7818377 Extended message rule architecture 44 2004
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7483813 Exponential priors for maximum entropy models 0 2006
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