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Batch RegEx test

Printed From: LogSat Software
Category: Spam Filter ISP
Forum Name: Spam Filter ISP Support
Forum Description: General support for Spam Filter ISP
Printed Date: 21 July 2018 at 1:57am

Topic: Batch RegEx test
Posted By: Guests
Subject: Batch RegEx test
Date Posted: 21 November 2003 at 1:44pm

Is there any way to create a process to run multiple RegEx search strings against multiple files?

Here is what I'm trying to do:
I have a bunch of SPAM e-mails that have made it through SpamFilter (MS-Exhange running MS Outlook 2000 clients).
I have saved every one of these SPAM files in a separate folder on my PC.
I would like to run a bunch of RegEx strings (20+) against all of the SPAM files on my PC to see which RegEx 'triggers' the most/best result.
Once I know which RegEx gives the best result, I'll implement that RegEx on the production system.


p.s. I hope the above makes sense....

Posted By: LogSat
Date Posted: 21 November 2003 at 3:27pm


If you have the original source of the emails, and not the ones provided by Outlook (since Outlook completely changes it), you could run SpamFilter on your own PC and send emails to it rather than to the production SpamFilter server (to do so, just configure the "outgoing smtp server" in whatever email client you use to point to your PC). Configure your local running copy of SpamFilter with all the RegEx expressions you want to test. If an email is caught by RegEx, the "catching" expression will be logged in the activity log.

Roberto F.
LogSat Software

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 22 November 2003 at 11:21am


You are probably better served to not try to keep up with all the RexEx patterns and let a Bayesian filter "automatically" adapt to the changing email.

Any email that makes it past SpamFilter to an Outlook client, try using "SpamBayes Outlook Addin" (free) on the Outlook Client. When the DNS fingerprinting for LogSat's SpamFilter is ready, this step may no longer be necessary.  Go to Google and search for the free download from

Good luck.


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