image-only spam -- ideas, what to do?
jtang at tchpc.tcd.ie
Tue Dec 12 07:22:02 EST 2006
On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 07:04:17AM -0500, dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us wrote:
> Quoting Matej Cepl <ceplm at seznam.cz>:
> > http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/194218
> > Are there any ideas what to do with stuff like this? They are
> > gettingtoo often for my liking through my filters...
> > Mat??j
> > -- http://www.ceplovi.cz/matej/bog/, Jabber: ceplma<at>jabber.czGPG
> > Finger: 89EF 4BC6 288A BF43 1BAB 25C3 E09F EF25 D964 84AC If
> > Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation wasbad,
> > he should see how bad it is with representation.
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> This discussion seems to keep coming up. I dont think that bogofilter
> alone can solve the inline spam issue. Actually, unless Im wrong
> feeding bogofilter inline spam seems to be increasing the number of
> mislabeled spam messages that are getting thrown into my filter. And
> with the holiday season here, I seem to be processing an enormous
> amount of spam. If anyone has a good open-source solution I wish they
> would speak up. Problem with the inline spam is the message is
> actually just random text. So there is nothing for bogofilter to grab
> and score correctly.
you should have a look at spamitarium or stripsearch (its in the contrib
directory of the bogofilter tarball.) those scripts can add/remove more
information to the mails and make it easier for bogofilter decide if a
mail is ham or spam. I've found stripsearch to be quite good without
mangling things too much (at least for my liking).
though it doesnt directly solve the problem, i find most inlined images
have a link to somewhere and stripsearch just works for mails like that.
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