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Thunderbird Spam Filter

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by wolfworx, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    I have been using Thunderbird for well over a year now and in general like it very much.

    The problem I have is the spam filtering. It is only doing a so-so job.

    I am not having any false positives but the adaptive filtering does not seem to detect 60% of the junk.

    For example, I have been constantly marking as junk "Watch Replica Spam", but I keep getting five or more of this type of mail every day. If I could just filter out the word "replica", I could eliminate most junk of this type.

    In addition much of the Vallium, Cialis and other unwanted "pharmaceutical" mail is not being filtered (although about half of it is being filtered).

    To sum it all up, I am still getting much mail that is almost identical to mail I have previously marked as junk.

    I believe I have set the Junk Mail control settings and adaptive filter properly. Is their anything else I can do?
     
  2. zenato

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    Do you ‘create filter from message’ when you get these Replica emails? You probably know this already, but here’s the info’ just in case: select the message [don’t open it] and click on Message on the menu bar, click on ‘Create filter from message’ and enter the word replica or whatever you want – you can make two or more separate filters for the same message, to catch everything this pest sends you – then tell it where to put the message and mark it as Junk. That should send it straight to Junk or Trash, according to where you directed it when you set up T’bird.
     
  3. wolfworx

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    Thanks, Zenato. I'm trying a lot of methods, but these guys are clever. If the text "replica" is part of an image, it is not detected.
     
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