[Spambayes] One potential problem with this filter apporach
Tim Stone - Four Stones Expressions
tim at fourstonesExpressions.com
Tue Apr 29 19:10:23 EDT 2003
4/29/2003 5:09:15 PM, "John Clegg" <cleggj at attglobal.net> wrote:
>I am really impressed with this implementation of a spam filter. Like
>everyone else I (and my company) have been plagued by spam.
Thanks from the whole team.
> I was thinking
>about the way the spambayes works, and I think I have thought of a way
>spammers could get around it. A devious spammer could use images as instead
>of text. So the email would just contain an HTML table. It's something you
>guys should think about how your filter will operate on these types of
Actually, our tests include this type of mail. Our results indicate that
email with a single url for a graphic image becomes an extremely strong
indicator of spam very quickly. The fact that you see very little of this
kind of spam presently indicates that spammers realize this, and are busily
trying to find other more clever ways around bayesian filter technologies.
>FYI: I am former CTO of Baazee.com from India and I have designed email
>delivery systems for the company.
>Keep up the good work.
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