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  #11  
Old August 12th, 2006, 01:00 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Yolanda Martin
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Thanks, Bruce..... I have entirely too much spam.... Yolanda


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Old August 12th, 2006, 09:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
N. Miller
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On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 21:25:48 -0700, Yolanda Martin wrote:

My cox mail service has option to block mail from server? How do I know or
recognize the server in a received email? Yolanda


I am not a Cox user, so I don't have access to their web mail
configuration. It would be a useful feature, if it works along the lines
of my mail server. AT&T Yahoo! HSI, Comcast, and most other ISPs _don't_
offer that option to their users.

On my server for my hobby domain, I can use DNSBLs (I do use Spamhaus,
among others), and transaction rules (check components of the SMTP
transaction, and reject the email when a matching rule is triggered),
but most ISPs won't let their users have that level of access to their
SMTP servers.

--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
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Old August 12th, 2006, 09:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
N. Miller
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On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 00:05:22 -0400, Ted Zieglar wrote:

OE has only rudimentary spam blocking capabilities. Your friend will be
much happier with a third-party spam blocker. He also has to take basic
steps to avoid receiving spam in the first place, such as being careful
who gets his email address, staying off mailing lists and not
participating in group e-mails. In addition, his ISP may have spam
blocking capabilities.


There are also mail clients with more complete rules. I gave up MS
Outlook Express for Pegasus Mail, largely because PM is able to test
regular expressions ("wild cards" to those familiar the term; more
precisely, "wild cards on steroids"). I have one rule which looks like
this:

| If header "T" contains "Proper Name" SkipNext ""
| If header "CT" contains " Move "GXID7DQP:7A96:FOL07A96"

This test for the presence of my "Proper Name" in the "To:" field. If
present, skip the next rule, otherwise, test for the presence of
" in the "Cc:", or the "To:" field. If present,
move the email to a folder. The actual filename is "FOL07A96.PMM" on the
HDD, but "Block Spam" within the application.

An example of a rule with a regular expression test is:

| If expression headers matches "Received: from*[([]221.1[45][0-9].[0-9]+.[0-9]+*)*" Goto "Korea"
| If expression headers matches "Received: from*[([]221.16[0-8].[0-9]+.[0-9]+*)*" Goto "Korea"

I have no contacts in Korea, so any email from a Korean ISP _is_ spam.
These two rules test for the host IP address. Any IP address from
"221.140.0.0" to "221.168.255.255" is trapped, and sent to the "Korea"
section of the rules. The "Korea" section is just a "Delete" rule. All
email from any IP address in that range is automatically deleted.

The regular expression included meta characters, such as the familir
"*", which is part of "wildcards", as well the "+" and the paired "[]".
In the first line, the ".1[45][0-9]." would match whether there was a
".140.", ".141.", and so on, up to ".159".

MSOE can't even come close to that; and I haven't even explored the
Content Checker, another excellent filter in Pegasus Mail.

--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
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Old December 1st, 2006, 12:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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I would like to create a mail rule that would delete all incoming mail that
is not to my correct email address.

I seem to be getting spam that has addresses very close to mine, but not
exactly the same.

Is there a way to do this?

I have NEVER created a rule before, so you would need to be VERY specific in
how to set it up.

Thanks!!!

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Old December 1st, 2006, 12:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen
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These two rules will eliminate most, but not all since there may be more
than just your address included.

Rule 1:

Where the To or CC line contains people
Delete it from server
Click on Contains People and Add your address
Click on Options and change it to Does Not Contain
Name the Rule

Rule 2:

Where the To or CC lines contains people
Delete it from server
Click on Contains People and Add one-at-a-time all the letters and numbers
that are NOT in your address
Name the rule.

Note that this will also prevent messages sent via BCC or Groups also if you
normally get any.

How to set up OE Message Rules:
http://www.oeupdates.com/outlook-exp...lock-spam.html

http://www.timeatlas.com/mos/Email/O...tlook_Express/

http://www.jackieswebworks.com/outlo...ss%20notes.htm

Some Message Rule Ideas:
http://www.mindspring.com/~majik/messagerules.htm

Some tips:
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/tips/rules.htm

Message Rules not working?:
http://www.tomsterdam.com/insideoe/faqs/why.htm#rules
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~



" wrote in message
...

I would like to create a mail rule that would delete all incoming mail
that
is not to my correct email address.

I seem to be getting spam that has addresses very close to mine, but not
exactly the same.

Is there a way to do this?

I have NEVER created a rule before, so you would need to be VERY specific
in
how to set it up.

Thanks!!!


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Old December 1st, 2006, 12:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Steve Cochran
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Also www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#9

steve

"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
These two rules will eliminate most, but not all since there may be more
than just your address included.

Rule 1:

Where the To or CC line contains people
Delete it from server
Click on Contains People and Add your address
Click on Options and change it to Does Not Contain
Name the Rule

Rule 2:

Where the To or CC lines contains people
Delete it from server
Click on Contains People and Add one-at-a-time all the letters and numbers
that are NOT in your address
Name the rule.

Note that this will also prevent messages sent via BCC or Groups also if
you normally get any.

How to set up OE Message Rules:
http://www.oeupdates.com/outlook-exp...lock-spam.html

http://www.timeatlas.com/mos/Email/O...tlook_Express/

http://www.jackieswebworks.com/outlo...ss%20notes.htm

Some Message Rule Ideas:
http://www.mindspring.com/~majik/messagerules.htm

Some tips:
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/tips/rules.htm

Message Rules not working?:
http://www.tomsterdam.com/insideoe/faqs/why.htm#rules
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
~IB-CA~



" wrote in
message ...

I would like to create a mail rule that would delete all incoming mail
that
is not to my correct email address.

I seem to be getting spam that has addresses very close to mine, but not
exactly the same.

Is there a way to do this?

I have NEVER created a rule before, so you would need to be VERY specific
in
how to set it up.

Thanks!!!



 




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