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Re: Question about Max msg size

From: David B Funk <dbfunk_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 07 2010 - 00:06:21 GMT

On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, durwood wrote:

> I too am starting to see quite a bit of spam that's *just* over the 500k
> threshold due to ~4K-sized image attached to the spam. It almost makes me
> wonder if they are doing this just to get it over the standard SpamAssassin
> threshold.
> It seems like the size limit should be applied to the searchable parts of
> the email, not any attached images.

If you have 3rd party image extensions installed (EG imageinfo, FuzzyOCR)
then the image content -is- searchable and a valid part of spam filtering.

Given the processing demands of those modules you care very much about
the size of images attached to messages. With modern 10Megapixel cameras
it's not unusual to find 2~4Mbyte pictures attached to messages.

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