[Techtalk] spam filters

John Clarke johnc+linuxchix at kirriwa.net
Fri Oct 27 05:28:46 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 03:51:31 -0400, Terri Oda wrote:

> 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.

This recent message on the SLUG list says the answer is yes :-)


and a follow up with a quick procmail hack to block image spam:



I use shell scripts at ork. Some cow-orkers refuse to touch them, their
excuse is usually "I don't understand perl".  Their fear of perl is such
that all things unknown are also perl.
            -- Andrew Dalgleish

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