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Setting up Mail Rules in OE6

by PhilOfPerth / June 5, 2008 1:02 PM PDT

Maybe it's me, but...
I've tried several times to set up Message Rules in Outlook Explorer 6 to control spam, by filtering certain words. It seemed to ignore every rule I created. I've now discovered (!) that when you enter the words, they CAN'T be entered as a comma-separated list ("drugs, viagra, sex" for example) but have to be entered separately ("drugs <enter> viagra <enter> sex <enter>"). The filter now works very well. It still can't find words that are split, like se.x for instance though.
Does anybody know how to look for words that are deliberately misspelled like this, that is, embedded words?
PhilOfPerth

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One of the reasons I use POPFILE
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 11:04 PM PDT

Find POPFILE on google and see if that helps.

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I use Mozilla's Thunderbird.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 6, 2008 4:50 AM PDT

Whilst Bob's Popfile may be the one for you, Mozilla's Thunderbird does a similar job of filtering email. It has email message rules like OE, but also a "Junk Control", which, as you use the Junk Control button to mark incoming email as junk, it learns from you.

It will take time to learn, (as will Popfile), and you will need to set up rules anyway for the major filtering, but I find it satisfactory for my own needs.

It's a long time since I used OE. Does it's message rules filter have the options to filter out any email that was sent by people not in your Address Book? If so, that should filter a large proportion of unwanted emails.

Mark

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Mark, if I recall correctly
by PudgyOne / June 6, 2008 1:52 PM PDT
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Ahh
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 6, 2008 6:11 PM PDT

I wasn't sure, so thanks for that Rick. It's been a long time since I used OE and spam wasn't such a problem then.

That link is very useful. I have bookmarked it.

Mark

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