My mailserver got some nice features to fight spam. One of them is the well known filter SpamAssassin, being the last line of defense here. In theory, a nifty setup, if you kill quite some spam and leave the rest to SpamAssassin. But trust me, if SpamAssassin doesn’t get enough spam, it literally starves due to the lack […]

OCR for Spamassassin

The fuzzyOCR PlugIn for Spamassassin was a failure. By today I took it out of my system as it gave me bad results. It was masked in the portage tree for a good reason. But loosing OCR doesn’t really hurt me, as the spamfilter does a great job here, using the usual plugins. The only problem I am […]


As there is far too much spam around, especially image spam – I am evaluating a new SpamAssassin PlugIn called fuzzyOCR But what’s that thing all about? Let’s have a look: Optical Character Recognition using different engines and settings Fuzzy word matching algorithm applied to OCR results Image hashing system to learn unique properties of known spam images […]