Wild-card characters in Outlook 2002 Junk Senders list


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David C

I am using Outlook 2002 SP3. I have been building the Junk Senders list on a
daily basis. Recently, while looking at the list, I saw that I have several
IDs for the same domain ([email protected], (e-mail address removed), (e-mail address removed), etc.), so I
changed those to a single entry using a wildcard for the ID (*@xyz.com)

I believe that it is working, but I am now finding lots of entries with
slightly changed domains (*@xyz123.com, *@xyz124.com, *@xyz125.com, etc. and
*@123xyz.com, *@124xyz.com, *@125xyz.com, etc.)

Now, the question: where and how can I use wild-card characters in the Junk
Senders list? Is *@xyz.com valid? Can I use *@12*xyz.com or *@xyz12*.com?

I thought I'd ask before I spend a lot of time experimenting.

Thanx!
 
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Mary

No, you cannot use wild cards and junkers rarely use the same address twice.
You should not waste your time with this. A spam blocker would be a better
alternative.
 
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David C

Well, it was worth a try! Knowing that spammers seldom use the same ID
twice, but seeing several from the same domain is why I started this process
this way. Seeing so many very similar domain names is what prompted me to as
this.

Thanks!
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Try using SpamBayes (available from Sourceforge.net) - I have been successfully using it for many years now and seldom get spam in my in-box, and no false positives.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.

After furious head scratching, David C asked:

| Well, it was worth a try! Knowing that spammers seldom use the same
| ID twice, but seeing several from the same domain is why I started
| this process this way. Seeing so many very similar domain names is
| what prompted me to as this.
|
| Thanks!
|
| "Mary" wrote:
|
|| No, you cannot use wild cards and junkers rarely use the same
|| address twice. You should not waste your time with this. A spam
|| blocker would be a better alternative.
||
|| "David C" wrote:
||
||| I am using Outlook 2002 SP3. I have been building the Junk Senders
||| list on a daily basis. Recently, while looking at the list, I saw
||| that I have several IDs for the same domain ([email protected],
||| (e-mail address removed), (e-mail address removed), etc.), so I changed those to a single
||| entry using a wildcard for the ID (*@xyz.com)
|||
||| I believe that it is working, but I am now finding lots of entries
||| with slightly changed domains (*@xyz123.com, *@xyz124.com,
||| *@xyz125.com, etc. and *@123xyz.com, *@124xyz.com, *@125xyz.com,
||| etc.)
|||
||| Now, the question: where and how can I use wild-card characters in
||| the Junk Senders list? Is *@xyz.com valid? Can I use *@12*xyz.com
||| or *@xyz12*.com?
|||
||| I thought I'd ask before I spend a lot of time experimenting.
|||
||| Thanx!
 

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