How does Myoddweb email classifier work

Myoddweb email classifier is a Naive Bayes classifier, in very simple terms, it classifies emails based on your previous classifications.

In other words, the more you classify something, the better it is at classifying emails.

So, out of the box, Myoddweb classifier cannot classify anything, you need to teach it what to do.

The classification is also called “Training”, you are training your engine where emails should go to, or, in what category they should be moved to.

Categories

A category is where the emails should be moved to, you could have a category for “Spam”, “Personal” or “Work”.

You should create as many categories as you need, maybe 5 or 6, and then select emails and ‘classify’ them to each categories.

If you selected your categories properly, the emails will slowly start to be automatically classified as they arrive.

Magnets

Magnets help the engine to classify emails, for example, you know that emails from your wife, (from her email address), must all go to the ‘Personal’ category.
When the engine receives such an email, it will automatically flag it as “Personal” and learn from its contents.

Installing MyOddWeb Classifier

To install Myoddweb classifier simply follow the following steps

  • Download the setup from Github (will open new window).
  • Make sure that Outlook is closed.
  • Make sure that you have .NET version 4.5 or later (will open new window).
  • Run the setup
    Depending on the version on windows you are using you will get a ‘warning’ asking you to confirm if you want to install the app.
  • Start Outlook

After the install is complete nothing will really look any different.

This is because you will need to ‘train’ your classifier to match your own requirements.