CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2019
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Accenture is a Fortune Global 500 company that solves their clients’ toughest challenges by providing services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture’s iDefense provides contextual, timely and actionable security intelligence to the largest governments and organizations in the world, enabling them to make smarter decisions to defend against new and evolving threats.

Spam emails are a growing issue for many companies. According to SpamHaus, 14.5 billion spam emails are sent globally every day, accounting for nearly 45% of all emails sent. Spam emails can range from mild annoyance to exceedingly dangerous, possibly containing potent computer viruses and malware.

Due to the increased sophistication of spam emails, it is becoming more and more challenging for companies and employees to determine the legitimacy of their email messages. Any mistake by an employee can lead to a serious security breach.

Our Email Classification application utilizes machine learning and natural language processing algorithms to automatically classify and categorize incoming emails based solely on their content, thereby quickly and easily identifying spam emails.

Without the threat of malicious spam emails, employees and companies can more safely and securely manage their emails without worrying about potential security threats.

Administrators and security analysts from Accenture’s client companies also have access to our web dashboard which enables them to easily view metrics and statistics of their email systems.

Our Email Classification Using Machine Learning system is hosted on a virtual machine running CentOS. Our web app is built using Flask and Bootstrap. Our data is stored in a Mongo database.