You might have received an unwanted email at some point. We all have. According to some studies, between 80 and 90 percent of all email is spam. Those of us with accounts at established email providers can rely on their hosts’ filters to keep their inboxes manageable. What if you’re hosting your email on your own, though? Off-the-shelf open source solutions are there when you need them, but that’s not where the fun is. Combining existing tools, building your own classifiers, and seeing them work in practice is far more exciting. Let me tell you a story, one with rabbits.