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From Axb <>
Subject Re: Suggest OCR plugin on Spamassassin 3.3.1 for image spam
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 07:03:02 GMT

"OCR scanner and image validator SA-plugin"

"OCR Plugin"

may be worth a try.. no idea how well they work

The Spamassassin wiki is so cool

On 2011-07-21 8:53, Sharma, Ashish wrote:
> All,
> The current functionality requires me to receive mails that contains image and process
> So I want a good tool to deal with image spam.
> Please suggest some.
> Thanks
> Ashish Sharma
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Bertoch []
> Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 8:03 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Suggest OCR plugin on Spamassassin 3.3.1 for image spam
> On 7/20/2011 9:18 PM, wrote:
>> On 07/20, Sharma, Ashish wrote:
>>> Can someone suggest some better OCR plugin for Spamassassin 3.3.1 for image spam?
>> It still seems strange to me that anybody has ever bothered with using OCR
>> to deal with image spam, when it's so easy, and for me not problematic, to
>> just block all emails that might be image spam - those with an attached
>> image that is embedded in the body of an html mail.
>> Inlined attached images are not a feature that I find anywhere near worth
>> having enough to justify needing to OCR image spam.
> Image spam was a huge deal when it first came out, and there were
> several sources scrambling to offer a solution, including resources to
> involve Bayes on the decoded text.  Those worked well enough to deter,
> for the time-being anyway, that method of spamming.
> That said, while I agree with your sentiment toward inline images and
> HTML mail in general, they are a common business practice and many folks
> simply can't use the outright block method.
> At my last job, I eventually found that image-spam dropped to such a
> significant low that I didn't need OCR anymore but was still required to
> allow inline images through.
> /Jason

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