[Techtalk] spam filters

agoats agoats at compuserve.com
Thu Oct 26 11:26:21 UTC 2006

I don't know of any.

gocr/jocr works pretty good as an OCR, you might have some issues with 
the font style and size, they pick some that might not be in the 
library. Color of font may also be a problem.

Just a heads up on the task.


Terri Oda wrote:
> On 24-Oct-06, at 4:55 AM, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
>> You are expressing my own frustration. I also noticed that most of 
>> what gets through have a lot of almost sensible sentences which go 
>> about nothing, and the actual spam content is in an embedded gif.
> This reminds me, I'd been meaning to find out if anyone had written 
> some OCR (optical character recognition) to plug into spam assassin 
> for these stupid image-spams.  I guess since updating spam assassin 
> hasn't helped with the problem, the answer is probably no.
> I might have to write it myself if no one gets one working in the next 
> couple of weeks.  I'm not a huge fan of graylisting because I get a 
> lot of time-sensitive stuff from dubious sources (that is, my 
> students, who use quite a variety of mailservers which may be horribly 
> mis-configured) so my mail admin let me opt-out of that, but these 
> image spams simply aren't interesting anymore, so it's time to get 
> them out of my inbox and quarantined with the rest of the trash.
>  Terri
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