#### controlling spam with MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml

Hi

I need to know if there is a way of using a wild card word inconjunction
with the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml.

I will try to explain, recently our ISP who provide our first line spam
filtering changed their methods of controlling spam and since this change we
are getting alot more spam into our exchange systems. They delete obvious
spam but the ones they are a little unsure about they  now send it out and
adjust the subject to include the word spam I now this sounds daft but just
go along with it.

So we are getting alot of spam with the different subjects all prefixed with
{spam} ie

{spam} get a loan cheap today.

My question is could I create a custon weight entry to catch everything
prefixed with the {spam} prefix?

Somthing like this

<CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MAX" Text="{spam}*.*"/>


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Paul297 (622)
6/7/2006 7:40:01 PM

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That is so funny and coincidental. I wrote and email to a client and he
replied back. When it came back to me the subject line was prefixed with
RE: [SPAM-LIKE] in front of my original subject. I had no idea what this was
and how it happened. I even went to my Sent mail and checked that it wasn't
somehow put there by myself unknowingly. So that is what that is all about.
Lesson to be learned here for you is that this is a legitimate email so if
you filter out all those prefixes you may be causing more harm than good. I
do use IMF v2 and am 99.99999% SPAM free.

"Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4FC244A2-C1BF-4D88-9DEE-3298E14D0879@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> I need to know if there is a way of using a wild card word inconjunction
> with the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml.
>
> I will try to explain, recently our ISP who provide our first line spam
> filtering changed their methods of controlling spam and since this change
> we
> are getting alot more spam into our exchange systems. They delete obvious
> spam but the ones they are a little unsure about they  now send it out and
> adjust the subject to include the word spam I now this sounds daft but
> just
> go along with it.
>
> So we are getting alot of spam with the different subjects all prefixed
> with
> {spam} ie
>
>
> {spam} get a loan cheap today.
>
> My question is could I create a custon weight entry to catch everything
> prefixed with the {spam} prefix?
>
> Somthing like this
>
> <CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MAX" Text="{spam}*.*"/>
>


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fakename1 (50)
6/7/2006 7:55:08 PM
What SCL gateway setting have you found to be a good number? I have mine set
to 8.

"MS User2006" wrote:

> That is so funny and coincidental. I wrote and email to a client and he
> replied back. When it came back to me the subject line was prefixed with
> RE: [SPAM-LIKE] in front of my original subject. I had no idea what this was
> and how it happened. I even went to my Sent mail and checked that it wasn't
> somehow put there by myself unknowingly. So that is what that is all about.
> Lesson to be learned here for you is that this is a legitimate email so if
> you filter out all those prefixes you may be causing more harm than good. I
> do use IMF v2 and am 99.99999% SPAM free.
>
> "Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4FC244A2-C1BF-4D88-9DEE-3298E14D0879@microsoft.com...
> > Hi
> >
> > I need to know if there is a way of using a wild card word inconjunction
> > with the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml.
> >
> > I will try to explain, recently our ISP who provide our first line spam
> > filtering changed their methods of controlling spam and since this change
> > we
> > are getting alot more spam into our exchange systems. They delete obvious
> > spam but the ones they are a little unsure about they  now send it out and
> > adjust the subject to include the word spam I now this sounds daft but
> > just
> > go along with it.
> >
> > So we are getting alot of spam with the different subjects all prefixed
> > with
> > {spam} ie
> >
> > {spam} buy some viagra
> >
> > {spam} get a loan cheap today.
> >
> > My question is could I create a custon weight entry to catch everything
> > prefixed with the {spam} prefix?
> >
> > Somthing like this
> >
> > <CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MAX" Text="{spam}*.*"/>
> >
>
>
>

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Paul297 (622)
6/7/2006 8:08:01 PM
Way to high Paul. The SCL varies with all comapnies and sysstems. Personally
I have mine set at 5/4. How do I know this works for me? I monitor the
filtered SPAM with IMF Companion so I can see what is being filtered and
most of the time it is all SPAM. Once in a while a legitimate one will get
filtered but not enough of them to force me to back off of my SCL ratings.
When I do see a legitimate one I will add the oamin to my "Exception" list
and that usually takes care of any more from that domain getting filtered.
Are you using RBL's also. This really helps cut down on UCE's also.

"Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:23882C1A-467F-4777-AC9A-3FB8EE350A96@microsoft.com...
> What SCL gateway setting have you found to be a good number? I have mine
> set
> to 8.
>
> "MS User2006" wrote:
>
>> That is so funny and coincidental. I wrote and email to a client and he
>> replied back. When it came back to me the subject line was prefixed with
>> RE: [SPAM-LIKE] in front of my original subject. I had no idea what this
>> was
>> and how it happened. I even went to my Sent mail and checked that it
>> wasn't
>> somehow put there by myself unknowingly. So that is what that is all
>> Lesson to be learned here for you is that this is a legitimate email so
>> if
>> you filter out all those prefixes you may be causing more harm than good.
>> I
>> do use IMF v2 and am 99.99999% SPAM free.
>>
>> "Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4FC244A2-C1BF-4D88-9DEE-3298E14D0879@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > I need to know if there is a way of using a wild card word
>> > inconjunction
>> > with the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml.
>> >
>> > I will try to explain, recently our ISP who provide our first line spam
>> > filtering changed their methods of controlling spam and since this
>> > change
>> > we
>> > are getting alot more spam into our exchange systems. They delete
>> > obvious
>> > spam but the ones they are a little unsure about they  now send it out
>> > and
>> > adjust the subject to include the word spam I now this sounds daft but
>> > just
>> > go along with it.
>> >
>> > So we are getting alot of spam with the different subjects all prefixed
>> > with
>> > {spam} ie
>> >
>> > {spam} buy some viagra
>> >
>> > {spam} get a loan cheap today.
>> >
>> > My question is could I create a custon weight entry to catch everything
>> > prefixed with the {spam} prefix?
>> >
>> > Somthing like this
>> >
>> > <CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MAX" Text="{spam}*.*"/>
>> >
>>
>>
>>


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fakename1 (50)
6/7/2006 8:28:57 PM
There's no documentation of IMF supporting or using wildcards or regular
expressions in the  msExchange.UceContentFilter.xml file, afaik. Tried once,
and failed to make it act on wildcards.

In fact, the sample xml code in SP2 Release Notes actually has separate
entries for stuff that could be wildcard-ed - like foo1 and foo2, instead of
foo*, which could be an indication of the fact that wildcards aren't
supported.

Here it is:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<CustomWeightEntries xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2005/CustomWeight">
<CustomWeightEntry Type="BODY" Change="1" Text="foo1"/>
<CustomWeightEntry Type="BODY" Change="-1" Text="foo2"/>
<CustomWeightEntry Type="BODY" Change="5" Text="Special offer"/>
<CustomWeightEntry Type="BODY" Change="-9" Text="Verl�ngertes
Angebot"/>
<CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MIN" Text="????"/>
<CustomWeightEntry Type="BOTH" Change="MAX" Text="Offre sp�ciale"/>
</CustomWeightEntries>
--
Bharat Suneja
MVP - Exchange
www.zenprise.com
NEW blog location:
www.exchangepedia.com/blog
----------------------------------------------

"Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4FC244A2-C1BF-4D88-9DEE-3298E14D0879@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> I need to know if there is a way of using a wild card word inconjunction
> with the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml.
>
> I will try to explain, recently our ISP who provide our first line spam
> filtering changed their methods of controlling spam and since this change
> we
> are getting alot more spam into our exchange systems. They delete obvious
> spam but the ones they are a little unsure about they  now send it out and
> adjust the subject to include the word spam I now this sounds daft but
> just
> go along with it.
>
> So we are getting alot of spam with the different subjects all prefixed
> with
> {spam} ie
>
>
> {spam} get a loan cheap today.
>
> My question is could I create a custon weight entry to catch everything
> prefixed with the {spam} prefix?
>
> Somthing like this
>
> <CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MAX" Text="{spam}*.*"/>
>


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bharatsuneja1 (3146)
6/7/2006 8:39:20 PM
Actually I'm with Paul, 8 is good, although we set ours down to 7 at night
when there are far fewer real messages floating around to get inadvertently
blocked. I've sent some short test messages that the SCL gave a 5 to, so I'm
really uncomfortable with going that low.

-Peter

"MS User2006" <fakename@nodomain.com> wrote in message
news:ueFrBEniGHA.4896@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Way to high Paul. The SCL varies with all comapnies and sysstems.
> Personally I have mine set at 5/4. How do I know this works for me? I
> monitor the filtered SPAM with IMF Companion so I can see what is being
> filtered and most of the time it is all SPAM. Once in a while a legitimate
> one will get filtered but not enough of them to force me to back off of my
> SCL ratings. When I do see a legitimate one I will add the oamin to my
> "Exception" list and that usually takes care of any more from that domain
> getting filtered. Are you using RBL's also. This really helps cut down on
> UCE's also.
>
> "Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:23882C1A-467F-4777-AC9A-3FB8EE350A96@microsoft.com...
>> What SCL gateway setting have you found to be a good number? I have mine
>> set
>> to 8.
>>
>> "MS User2006" wrote:
>>
>>> That is so funny and coincidental. I wrote and email to a client and he
>>> replied back. When it came back to me the subject line was prefixed with
>>> RE: [SPAM-LIKE] in front of my original subject. I had no idea what this
>>> was
>>> and how it happened. I even went to my Sent mail and checked that it
>>> wasn't
>>> somehow put there by myself unknowingly. So that is what that is all
>>> Lesson to be learned here for you is that this is a legitimate email so
>>> if
>>> you filter out all those prefixes you may be causing more harm than
>>> good. I
>>> do use IMF v2 and am 99.99999% SPAM free.
>>>
>>> "Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:4FC244A2-C1BF-4D88-9DEE-3298E14D0879@microsoft.com...
>>> > Hi
>>> >
>>> > I need to know if there is a way of using a wild card word
>>> > inconjunction
>>> > with the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml.
>>> >
>>> > I will try to explain, recently our ISP who provide our first line
>>> > spam
>>> > filtering changed their methods of controlling spam and since this
>>> > change
>>> > we
>>> > are getting alot more spam into our exchange systems. They delete
>>> > obvious
>>> > spam but the ones they are a little unsure about they  now send it out
>>> > and
>>> > adjust the subject to include the word spam I now this sounds daft but
>>> > just
>>> > go along with it.
>>> >
>>> > So we are getting alot of spam with the different subjects all
>>> > prefixed
>>> > with
>>> > {spam} ie
>>> >
>>> > {spam} buy some viagra
>>> >
>>> > {spam} get a loan cheap today.
>>> >
>>> > My question is could I create a custon weight entry to catch
>>> > everything
>>> > prefixed with the {spam} prefix?
>>> >
>>> > Somthing like this
>>> >
>>> > <CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MAX" Text="{spam}*.*"/>
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>


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pdurkee (276)
6/7/2006 9:42:26 PM
Whatever works with your email system. there is nothing written in stone at
what level the SCL ratings should be set. Best way to figure what works for
you is go with the defaults, monitor and then make your adjustments.

"Peter Durkee" <pdurkee@mac.invalid> wrote in message
news:eOwbDtniGHA.4144@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Actually I'm with Paul, 8 is good, although we set ours down to 7 at night
> when there are far fewer real messages floating around to get
> inadvertently blocked. I've sent some short test messages that the SCL
> gave a 5 to, so I'm really uncomfortable with going that low.
>
> -Peter
>
> "MS User2006" <fakename@nodomain.com> wrote in message
> news:ueFrBEniGHA.4896@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Way to high Paul. The SCL varies with all comapnies and sysstems.
>> Personally I have mine set at 5/4. How do I know this works for me? I
>> monitor the filtered SPAM with IMF Companion so I can see what is being
>> filtered and most of the time it is all SPAM. Once in a while a
>> legitimate one will get filtered but not enough of them to force me to
>> back off of my SCL ratings. When I do see a legitimate one I will add the
>> oamin to my "Exception" list and that usually takes care of any more from
>> that domain getting filtered. Are you using RBL's also. This really helps
>> cut down on UCE's also.
>>
>> "Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:23882C1A-467F-4777-AC9A-3FB8EE350A96@microsoft.com...
>>> What SCL gateway setting have you found to be a good number? I have mine
>>> set
>>> to 8.
>>>
>>> "MS User2006" wrote:
>>>
>>>> That is so funny and coincidental. I wrote and email to a client and he
>>>> replied back. When it came back to me the subject line was prefixed
>>>> with
>>>> RE: [SPAM-LIKE] in front of my original subject. I had no idea what
>>>> this was
>>>> and how it happened. I even went to my Sent mail and checked that it
>>>> wasn't
>>>> somehow put there by myself unknowingly. So that is what that is all
>>>> Lesson to be learned here for you is that this is a legitimate email so
>>>> if
>>>> you filter out all those prefixes you may be causing more harm than
>>>> good. I
>>>> do use IMF v2 and am 99.99999% SPAM free.
>>>>
>>>> "Paul" <Paul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:4FC244A2-C1BF-4D88-9DEE-3298E14D0879@microsoft.com...
>>>> > Hi
>>>> >
>>>> > I need to know if there is a way of using a wild card word
>>>> > inconjunction
>>>> > with the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.xml.
>>>> >
>>>> > I will try to explain, recently our ISP who provide our first line
>>>> > spam
>>>> > filtering changed their methods of controlling spam and since this
>>>> > change
>>>> > we
>>>> > are getting alot more spam into our exchange systems. They delete
>>>> > obvious
>>>> > spam but the ones they are a little unsure about they  now send it
>>>> > out and
>>>> > adjust the subject to include the word spam I now this sounds daft
>>>> > but
>>>> > just
>>>> > go along with it.
>>>> >
>>>> > So we are getting alot of spam with the different subjects all
>>>> > prefixed
>>>> > with
>>>> > {spam} ie
>>>> >
>>>> > {spam} buy some viagra
>>>> >
>>>> > {spam} get a loan cheap today.
>>>> >
>>>> > My question is could I create a custon weight entry to catch
>>>> > everything
>>>> > prefixed with the {spam} prefix?
>>>> >
>>>> > Somthing like this
>>>> >
>>>> > <CustomWeightEntry Type="SUBJECT" Change="MAX" Text="{spam}*.*"/>
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>
>


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fakename1 (50)
6/8/2006 3:30:05 PM

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Hello, I need to extract an element from a xml document something like this <myXml> <Header> <Name/> <LastName/> <Age/> </Head> <Body> <Properties> <Address/> <Location/> <Country> </Properties> </Body> </myXml> I need to extract from my Stream the <Properties> element (and sub elements) located inside the Body element. How can I do that? Thanks a lot again! AA I forgot to mention that the element <P...