Spam inside images

Randal, Phil prandal at
Tue Nov 21 15:46:12 GMT 2006

First, get yourself up to date and running an sa-update'd spamassassin

Add the sare rules (sepecially sare stocks) from

Fred's header rules help too.

Add the ImageInfo plugin from

These will all help push up Spamassassin scores to obviate the need for

Then install FuzzyOcr 3.4.2 from with all
its dependencies.  You'll need ocrad as well.

You will need to set focr_autodisable_score in to a suitable
value so that FuzzyOcr doesn't attempt to scan emails already scored as

To catch the latest "artistic" stock spams you'll need to add the

  $ocrad -s5 -i $pfile




Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK  

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf 
> Of Gerhard Mourani
> Sent: 21 November 2006 14:59
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> Subject: Spam inside images
> Hello list,
> I would like to know if someone know how to make MailScanner 
> scan inside
> images for spam. I receive lot of this kind of new spam now. There are
> inside the image and cannot be detected by spamassasin which check for
> texts only.
> Gerhard,
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