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    Posted: 24 May 2003 at 3:21pm

Hi All,

I have put on the keyword filter the following line "gain,pro" (without '"")

i have noticed that mails with the words again and professional are also quarantine.

As much as i rememeber  it should work this way, the filter is looking for the words gain & pro and not inside words...

 

Any Ideas?

Thanks.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LogSat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2003 at 10:33am

The keyword filter performs substring searches, meaning it will look for the letters "gain" anywhere in the text. Words like again, bargain, against will trigger a match. The more keywords are required for a match, the less chances the will be for false positives. But the less spam will be caught... Choosing the right keywords is something that is not easy unfortunately...

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As a Trick... Try adding a space before the word gain and pro (ex " gain, pro"). This will look for these exact matches.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2003 at 8:15pm
Why use such simple keywords. Both of those words would be uced by a lot of normal email users. I would think that if you are tring to block SPAM messages there would have to be better keywords in the SPAM that could be used to filter them.
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I'm guessing they were just examples... :)
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Maybe SpamFilter should search for " gain " or " gain[,.] " instead of  "gain"

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