Color Model Based Convolutional Neural Network for Image Spam Classification

  • Ahmad Mahdi Salih Al-Nahrain University
  • Ban Nadeem Dhannoon
Keywords: Convolutional neural network, E-mail, Image spamming, Color models


For most of people, e-mail is the preferable medium for official communication. E-mail service providers face an endless challenge called spamming. Spamming is the exploitation of e-mail systems to send a bulk of unsolicited messages to a large number of recipients. Noisy image spamming is one of the new techniques to evade text analysis based and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) based spams filtering. In the present paper, Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) based on different color models was considered to address image spam problem. The proposed method was evaluated over a public image spam dataset. The results showed that the performance of the proposed CNN was affected by the color model used. The results also showed that XYZ model yields the best accuracy rate among all considered color models.

How to Cite
Mahdi Salih, A., & Nadeem Dhannoon, B. (2020). Color Model Based Convolutional Neural Network for Image Spam Classification. Al-Nahrain Journal of Science, 23(4), 44-48. Retrieved from