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    Posted: 17 January 2005 at 7:46pm

Not sure of the usage of wildcards.  I have a list of blacklisted domains that I want to add wildcards to.  For example, if I want to block all e-mails from acme.com including things like ns1.acme.com, which would I use this: *acme.com?  Or do I need the @ like *@*acme.com?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Desperado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2005 at 11:50pm
Rauco,
 
OK ... you will hate me but I would actually use the following RegEx:
((?i).+?@(.+?\.){0,2}acme.com)
 
This means Don't test for case, then one or more chars, then 0 or more chars+dot 0-2 times and then acme.com ... OR
The following:
 
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Nope.  I don't hate you at all - I just have to find a good reference for RegEx!  lol

Thanks.  I'll be tacking that on the front of all the blacklisted domains I have until I expand my RegEx knowledge.

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Rauco,

Remember that that was not a "simple" entry but a Regular Expression and as such must hav the ( ) around the expression exactly as I show or it will break.

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Dan -

With the little I know about RegEx it seemed that the ( ) were needed but thanks for the heads up.

It works great so far and I've installed Regex Coach to get me farther.  Thanks again!

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Dan,
Do you put this in your keyword filter file, black list email address file, or black list domain file?

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This would be the BlockedFrom email blacklist.

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Wouldn't it also work in the blocked domains?
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It will but only if (I believe) the actual IP resolves to those names.

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