[Spambayes] A fix for image spam???

Amedee Van Gasse amedee at amedee.be
Sat Jan 6 12:42:23 CET 2007

Op vrijdag 05-01-2007 om 15:19 uur [tijdzone +1000], schreef Bill Hely:
> > Anyway, it's for Exchange (mailservers), and Spambayes isn't:
> > it is for the end user with his individual mail client.
> Yes, I understand that. My point was that some vendors are
> specifically claiming good success with image spam, whereas my
> experience is that SpamBayes doesn't handle it too well.
> > It already does that for me. Doesn't it do that for you?
> There's one particular type of image spam I get hundreds of every
> month. It's an image promo for an investment stock. The specific
> stock promoted changes almost daily. The image is always followed
> by a large amount of non-spam-type text on various subjects,
> which is apparently what fools SpamBayes. It catches a few of
> these, but misses an awful lot, and (subjectively) doesn't seem
> to be improving. More often than not these messages get rated at
> 0%.
> I have a stock of these spam messages if anyone wants to look at
> them.

SpamBayes catches all of those on my box.

> > What version do you use?
> I've been using the Outlook plug-in for years. Been on v1.0.4
> since not long after it was released.

You are using an ancient version.
I am using version 1.1a3 as a procmail filter on Linux.
Version 1.1a3 also exists as a Windows version (including Outlook

PS: please reply to the list.

Amedee Van Gasse
amedee at amedee.be

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