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Nick Schirmer
02/09/2006 8:21am
I'm having problems with setting up a new filter. My email provider recently added a spam filter on their end I want to automatically transfer messages with a header of [SPAM] to the spam folder, or better yet the garbage.

(I'm sad to say that Scribe hasn't been picking up much of the spam lately... I keep getting almost the same messages, I mark them as spam, I go in, select all my spam, rebuild word lists etc, but when the next one comes, it still stays in my inbox)

My filter is setup:

Conditions Screen: open circle (no dot in it) mail.subject Starts with [SPAM}
Actions: Move to Folder /Spam

Seems straight forward but it too is not moving messages to spam, or garbage if I choose that folder.

Ideas? I'm running the latest test version of InScribe.

Thanks!

Nick
fret
02/09/2006 9:04am
Try the "contains" operator.

Also you can turn on logging in the Filters menu, which logs to a text file in the same folder as scribe.exe, that can tell you what is being evaluated and how.
Nick Schirmer
02/09/2006 11:48am
I selected all of the messages in the folder and heres the log... whats odd is that the [SPAM] message wasn't found. The subject of the message thats in the folder is: "[SPAM] 9.0 Re: miR Xky". I have tried both selecting all of the messages as well as selecting the "Filter the Current Folder" option. There are 4 messages in the folder.

Nick


Filter.Test 'Attached!':
CombineOp=0
Condition.Test Fld='mail.AttachmentNames'
Status=0
Filter.Test '[SPAM]':
And {
Condition.Test Fld='mail.Subject'
'Hey! Play The PGA Championship Online to Win!' starts with '[SPAM]' = 0
Result=0 (not=0)
} (false)
Filter.Test 'Attached!':
CombineOp=0
Condition.Test Fld='mail.AttachmentNames'
Status=0
Filter.Test '[SPAM]':
And {
Condition.Test Fld='mail.Subject'
'Consumer Directions Mini-Survey' starts with '[SPAM]' = 0
Result=0 (not=0)
} (false)
Filter.Test 'Attached!':
CombineOp=0
Condition.Test Fld='mail.AttachmentNames'
Status=0
Filter.Test '[SPAM]':
And {
Condition.Test Fld='mail.Subject'
'Play the "Four Majors" PGA Championship' starts with '[SPAM]' = 0
Result=0 (not=0)
} (false)
Filter.Test 'Attached!':
CombineOp=0
Condition.Test Fld='mail.AttachmentNames'
'message.eml' contains '.' = 1
Status=1
fret
02/09/2006 11:54am
Try with just the new spam filter in the /Filters folder, move any others out to a different folder so you can test just one filter at a time.
Nick Schirmer
02/09/2006 12:01pm
Ok, I'm an idiot. Filter 1 had "stop further filtering" option enabled. :)

No problems with Scribe just the user!

Nick
fret
02/09/2006 12:08pm
One does suspect sometimes, but it's polite not to ask ;)

Glad it's sorted out.
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