Image spam is nothing new

It’s being called a “new kind of spam”, but it is nothing new.

Like the old adage “If a tree falls in the forest, but nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” – if spam isn’t caught because you don’t know how to detect it, it doesn’t mean that when you do learn how it becomes some “new kind of spam.”

The headline should have read “Anti-spam vendors figure out how to detect image spam – find it is a huge problem they never thought about before.”


Maybe Microsoft was keeping wraps on the image issue so they could look good – they had Outlook blocking them by default almost three years ago.

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