Image Spam: Characteristics and Generation

Image Spam: Characteristics and Generation

Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-68318-013-5.ch002

Abstract

Each and everything in this world have some sort of unique and special characteristics associated with it. These characteristics aid us to differentiate among various things. Similarly the spam mails exhibit some special characteristics by which they can easily be distinguished from genuine mails. In order to understand the characteristic of Image spam, it is important to have an overview of the characteristics of the spam emails in general. The good understanding of these characteristics will offer the sufficient knowledge for anti-spammers during the development of anti-spam frameworks for both server and client end.
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2.1. Spam Email: Preliminary Analysis

In general, spam mails show evidence of following important properties, which would raise the suspicion in the minds of anti spam analysts (POLICYPATROL, 2016; Ward and Aiko, 2010).

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