Outlook Express Rules Problem

  Macaonasa 09:07 25 Nov 2003
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I'm still getting SPAM with words in the subject line which I have
specifically ask OE to block. Some mails have their subject as normal (e.g.
Low Price Vicodin - no prescription needed). Then, a few spaces later, an
unrelated word is placed - is this a SPAM trick? I have Vicodin and
prescription blocked but the mail is still getting through.

Any ideas?

  Forum Editor 09:24 25 Nov 2003

to beat the rules, and they do it by using symbols instead of letters, misspelling words, inserting spaces, using gobbledygook in the subject line, or the easiest trick of all - simply using an irresistible subject line with nothing untoward in it whatsoever.

You'll see subject lines such as:-

"Your subscription is about to expire"

"Your order has been despatched"

"Here is your complaint tracking number"

"You have been unsubscribed from our list"


and so on, and so on.

You'll never beat spammers with Outlook rules, and if you really have a problem I suggest that you use an anti-spam utility such as MailWasher Pro
click here Never bounce spam by the way, it achieves nothing, and it clogs up mailservers the world over.

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