The Core Dump

The Core Dump is the personal blog of Nic Lindh, a Swedish-American pixel-pusher living in Phoenix, Arizona.

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 24 July 2006]

Image spam

Most of my email accounts are mercifully low-spam, including the .Mac account that’s been the center of my online world since way back when it was a wee little free iTools account.

For the last few months, though, several spams a day have crept through whatever filtering Apple is doing … stock spam. Or rather, image files with stock spam. According to this USA Today article, image spam is increasing in volume and confounding spam filters all around the InterTubes.

To add to the annoyance,’s heuristic spam filtering also turns a blind eye to this new leech on the scrotum of civilization.


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