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From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2006-10-23 05:26:25 -0400
Subject: Re: milter-cli and Image OCR?

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Richard McLean wrote:
> Just wondering, has anyone implemented milter-cli to do image
> OCR for the annoying "spam in an image" emails that seem to
> have exploded the last couple of weeks?
> Something similar to the SpamAssassin plug-in OcrPlugin
> <http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/OcrPlugin>

I've not tried it myself. Something like that could be done easily 
enough. However, I would try something like the "image info" plugin, 
which would be more efficient. The image info technique extracts image 
sizes from the inline images and computes the surface area covered. Its 
faster than doing OCR, which can be processor intensive I would think.

Personally I prefer to just reject any mail that is formatted as HTML. 
Plain text was perfectly fine before the M$ marketing drones thought 
HTML email might be neat. Using plain text doesn't stop granny receiving 
photo attachments from her grand children and would certainly cut down 
on the time wasted formatting mail with anything other than a monospace 
font using tab and space for alignment.

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