Action Required - Configuration Change

Ricky Boone ricky.boone at
Sat Jan 8 00:31:13 UTC 2022

Something to consider, I tried converting the 1x1spacer.gif file that Shawn
Iverson was hosting to base64, and it looks like it is usable within the
MailScanner configuration as a data URI.  This would eliminate the need for
hosting the file (or for email clients to potentially request it), as it
embeds the GIF within the message.

Web Bug Replacement =

On Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 9:23 AM Jerry Benton <jerry.benton at>

> Due to a complaint from Amazon, I had to remove the default image used as
> the "Web Bug Replacement" in the default MailScanner configuration. The
> default image is a 1x1 spacer.gif hosted on my AWS account. Apparently
> Amazon thinks I am spamming the world. You will need to update your
> configurations to use a different image as I have removed the default.
> Shawn,
> When you have a moment please update the source to remove that pointer. I
> believe the original was just “spacer.gif” with no source URL.
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