Inline image havoc

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at
Thu Aug 3 01:21:16 IST 2006

I added this to my spam.assassin.prefs.conf file the other day,
and it has helped.  It was posted by another reader a few days

#---added 8/1/2006 to combat image spam
rawbody         INLINE_IMAGE    /src\s*=\s*["']cid:/i
describe        INLINE_IMAGE    Inline Images
score           INLINE_IMAGE    2.0

BTW, I *am* a pine user.  I still don't like image spam...

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

On Wed, 2 Aug 2006, Michael Masse wrote:

> Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 18:58:40 -0500
> From: Michael Masse <mrm at>
> Reply-To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: Inline image havoc
> I apologize because this is more of a SA related question, but I was
> curious if anyone running a busy Mailscanner is also running any of the
> various SA pluggins that do OCR checking to defeat inline image spam?
> Do they work?    How much extra load on the server have you noticed?
> Is there any pluggin that seems better overall?   Seems as of late, the
> only spam that ever gets through is the inline image stuff and just
> recently we are getting bombarded with the junk....     It's bad enough
> that pine looks like a good option again.....
> Mike
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