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Thread: Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.unwanteddomain.com

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    alexkm Guest

    Default Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.unwanteddomain.com

    I have just started getting (unwanted and unsolicited) emails from these two sites...they seem to be using an random set of characters after the "@", as in the above examples, the lwgga and nxndl, presumably to fool the junk email filtering. I tried adding just the last two bits of the domain (i.e. .unwanteddomain.com etc) to the junk email filter but it doesn't seem to work...

    xxx@lwgqa.unwanteddomain.com

    Anyone had any success?

    Would be good if you could put *.unwanteddomain.com as a filter...

    Alex.

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    Message Edited by Alexkm on 05-21-200703:16 AM

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    Default Re: Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.foo.bar

    Hi!
    while you can't do it with the ZASS junk mail filter, I suppose you can easily build a custom rule in outlook, set to find in headers whatever ***.com you need tofilter.

    Fax

    Message Edited by FrereOP on 05-20-2007 03:13 PM

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    Default Re: Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.foo.bar

    Where are the addresses that you quote? In the "From" field or in the "Reply-to" or "Return-Path" field?

    If this is really just SPAM, then the e-mail might be originating from anywhere and the addresses forged. Check the header of the e-mail and locate the last "Received: from" field (there may be more than one but you need the last one). This will give you the name and corresponding IP address of the computer that originally sent the e-mail. Check to see if your e-mails are all coming from one IP address.

    If they are you can set up a filter in Outlook to block e-mail with that IP address (or a suitable range of addresses) in the header.

    Better still, report the SPAM to SpamCop who will check the routing of the e-mail and report the abuse to the appropriate ISP.

    BTW, please don't post e-mail addresses or your post and the thread will be deleted for breaching forum guidelines..

    Message Edited by FrereOP on 05-20-2007 09:11 AM

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    alexkm Guest

    Default Re: Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.unwanteddomain.com

    Thanks friends.

    This is the header info from the most recent (some bits taken out to satisfy the rules of the forum):

    Return-Path: ( xxx at domain.com )
    Received: from random-chars.domain.com (random-chars.domain.com [x.x.x.x])
    From: FnameLname (name at random-chars.domain.com)

    The junk filter does not seem to work for "domain.com" as the preceeding "random-chars" seems to fool it...

    As mentioned before, it would be good if ZA allowed junk filters for *.domain.com

    Thanks for your help and advice...

    Al.

    Message Edited by Alexkm on 05-21-200703:16 AM

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    alexkm Guest

    Default Re: Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.foo.bar

    Thanks...not sure how to edit the header of my original post...any help appreciated, or maybe I should start a new thread?

    Alex.

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    Default Re: Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.foo.bar

    Hi!better to start a new thread. You should be able to edit you messages, under message options --> edit.Cheers,Fax

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    alexkm Guest

    Default Re: Junk email filter not working on sites such as xxx@lwgqa.foo.bar

    Done...thanks!

    Al.

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