Some rules don't seem to work


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SanCarlos MontTech

I have a rule in Outlook designed to catch spam and send it to the Junk Mail
folder. I'm trying to catch emails that are "spoofed" (Sent with my email
address in the "From" field) and invariably tell me to unsubscribe if I no
longer want the male enhancement messages (Right!).

The rule is the second one in my rule set. The first rule simply clears
categories on all incoming messages. The rule in question goes like this:
Apply this rule after the message arrives
Through the myemail account
and from myemailladdress
and with unsubscribe in the body
and on this machine only
move it to the Junk E-mail folder
and stop processing rules.

For some reason this rule does not always work. I still get messages that
fit the criteria exactly (spelling, capitalization, etc.) and are not moved
to the Junk folder. The word "unsubscribed" is not in a image (I can
highlight and copy it).

I have multiple email accounts and subsequent rules file the appropriate
messages to the correct inboxes correctly.

As a follow-on question, if I identify the IP address of a repeat offender,
can I specify it as filtering criteria in the header?

Any ideas?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Yes, if its always the same IP, you can use 'words in the header' rule.

What version of Outlook? If 2003/2007, doesn't the junk filter get them?

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SanCarlos MontTech

Thanks on the IP question.

I'm using Outlook 2007. I think the junk filter is missing them because they
contain all the filtering keywords in a jpg image. All the unsubscribe info
is in text outside the image. The subject contains things like "Obama
promises happy" so it gets by the junk filter. Since I never send myself an
email that contains the work "unsubscribe", I thought that would be the best
way to separate this stuff out.

Diane Poremsky said:
Yes, if its always the same IP, you can use 'words in the header' rule.

What version of Outlook? If 2003/2007, doesn't the junk filter get them?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]





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SanCarlos MontTech said:
I have a rule in Outlook designed to catch spam and send it to the Junk
Mail
folder. I'm trying to catch emails that are "spoofed" (Sent with my email
address in the "From" field) and invariably tell me to unsubscribe if I no
longer want the male enhancement messages (Right!).

The rule is the second one in my rule set. The first rule simply clears
categories on all incoming messages. The rule in question goes like this:
Apply this rule after the message arrives
Through the myemail account
and from myemailladdress
and with unsubscribe in the body
and on this machine only
move it to the Junk E-mail folder
and stop processing rules.

For some reason this rule does not always work. I still get messages that
fit the criteria exactly (spelling, capitalization, etc.) and are not
moved
to the Junk folder. The word "unsubscribed" is not in a image (I can
highlight and copy it).

I have multiple email accounts and subsequent rules file the appropriate
messages to the correct inboxes correctly.

As a follow-on question, if I identify the IP address of a repeat
offender,
can I specify it as filtering criteria in the header?

Any ideas?
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

I have a rule in Outlook designed to catch spam and send it to the Junk
Mail
folder. I'm trying to catch emails that are "spoofed" (Sent with my email
address in the "From" field) and invariably tell me to unsubscribe if I no
longer want the male enhancement messages (Right!).

The rule is the second one in my rule set. The first rule simply clears
categories on all incoming messages. The rule in question goes like this:
Apply this rule after the message arrives
Through the myemail account
and from myemailladdress
and with unsubscribe in the body
and on this machine only
move it to the Junk E-mail folder
and stop processing rules.

I'd try simplifying this by taking out the "through the myemail account"
condition. Through what other account can it come that your own? The
condition implies that you have multiple accounts and that you want messages
that fit all the other criteria except the account name that received it.
I'd also use the "with specific words on the header" condition and specify
your address as the specific words, rather than using the "from people or
distribution list" condition.
 

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