Have you noticed a creeping rise in Image Spam flooding your Inbox?
Image Spam is the newest wave of Spam where the Spammers send you a text image selling sex pills and penis extenders and such that looks like text but the Spam is really an image file pretending to be typed text. Sometimes some innocuous real text is included with the image to trick Spam filters that may be looking for small image-only emails.
There is no anti-Spam method available today that can reliably filter
Image Spam for you because it would require a system that can not only
open every email message to “view” the image file, but also some kind
of intelligent “eye” and “mind” that would read and interpret the
image to determine if it is Spam advertising pills to help your baby
build a big booty or if it is an image of your grandmother knitting
As much as I hate Image Spam, I have to admire the genius of the evil
mind that created such a slick workaround to thwart current Spam
Russian Spam used to be the bane of my existence but
now I am drowning in text advertising images for Breast Boosters and
Sex Kittens. There’s nothing we can do about Image Spam except one
draconian step: Accept email only from a Whitelist. If you’re in
business or if you need to be contacted by people you do not yet know
the Whitelist solution is no solution at all.
Do you know why Image Spam is creeping into great success?
people who receive the Image Spam AND THEN TYPE IN THE WEBSITE ADDRESS FROM THE IMAGE INTO THEIR BROWSER
so they can visit the site! Why are those people so gullible? Curiosity
killed the inbox!
If the Image Spam had a hotlink to the Spam site our Spam software
could read that text website address and block the message.
that enough people are dim enough to actually do the Spammer’s bidding
against us all by typing in the website address proves we not only need
a licensing system for blogging and raising children but for owning an
email account as well!
One irresponsible person who types in the
website address from Image Spam only encourages the Spammers to do it
again and in greater quantity to raise their success rate with fools —
and it isn’t a click-through rate they’re seeking, it’s now a “typing
from an image” rate that codes their success — and life for the rest
of us suffers even deeper pain as we are forced to look at unwanted
Image Spam pretending to be text messages. Are you seeing a creeping
rise in Image Spam in your inbox?
What is your Image Spam trying to sell you?
How much Image Spam are you getting now compared to a month ago?
What, if anything, are you doing to try to stop this new Image Spam
viral advertising campaign from reeking you out even further?