Why don't mail rules work?!!!

I just passsing through this group, but I'm not happy.

I've got every conceivable variant of certain key spam words covered in
outlook express rules, and STILL stuff is gettting through.  I'm not talking
about the contents of the spam, I'm talking about the subject line.  If I
put in a rule saying "delete all mail containing 'viagra' in the subject
field", I don't expect to get a mail with viagra in the subject field
anytime after that showing in my inbox

But I do.

I know there are also sorts of variants and intentional mis-spellings, but
I've got all bases covered.  I've even pruned the rule database taking out
duplicate entries etc.

Am I missing something?


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11/12/2003 3:21:12 PM
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"Bored" <richie42@***xxxSPAMOFFxxxx**eidosnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:botj4a$7e4$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> I just passsing through this group, but I'm not happy.
>
> I've got every conceivable variant of certain key spam words covered in
> outlook express rules, and STILL stuff is gettting through.  I'm not
talking
> about the contents of the spam, I'm talking about the subject line.  If I
> put in a rule saying "delete all mail containing 'viagra' in the subject
> field", I don't expect to get a mail with viagra in the subject field
> anytime after that showing in my inbox
>
> But I do.
>
> I know there are also sorts of variants and intentional mis-spellings, but
> I've got all bases covered.  I've even pruned the rule database taking out
> duplicate entries etc.
>
> Am I missing something?
>
>


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mvp1 (459)
11/12/2003 7:27:40 PM
If it's HTML mail then the spammers may be doing this:

via<!--vergbqe[bg[qe]bqib]ib]jb-->gra

which displays only viagra as the <!----> is an HTML comment and is not
visible.

JR
"Bored" <richie42@***xxxSPAMOFFxxxx**eidosnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:botj4a$7e4$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> I just passsing through this group, but I'm not happy.
>
> I've got every conceivable variant of certain key spam words covered in
> outlook express rules, and STILL stuff is gettting through.  I'm not
talking
> about the contents of the spam, I'm talking about the subject line.  If I
> put in a rule saying "delete all mail containing 'viagra' in the subject
> field", I don't expect to get a mail with viagra in the subject field
> anytime after that showing in my inbox
>
> But I do.
>
> I know there are also sorts of variants and intentional mis-spellings, but
> I've got all bases covered.  I've even pruned the rule database taking out
> duplicate entries etc.
>
> Am I missing something?
>
>


0
jwr4
11/13/2003 1:33:36 AM
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