[Spambayes] conitnuous spam

Marc Erickson marc.erickson at shaw.ca
Fri May 6 02:30:08 CEST 2005

If SpamBayes adds something to the subject line of the messages that it
determines is spam, it's very easy to set up a rule in Outlook Express to
divert or delete them.  If you want them to go into a special folder, create
the folder first if it doesn't exist yet:

>From the main window of Outlook Express, click File > New Folder > give it a
name (i.e. Spam) and decide if you want it in Local Folders or as a
sub-folder of an existing folder - highlight wherever you want it to go and
click OK.

Now create the message rule: Tools > Message Rules > Mail.  In the New Mail
Rule box, select the condition first - Where the Subject line contains
certain words - check the checkbox.

Then select the action for the rule: check either Move it to the specified
folder, or Delete it - whichever is your preference.  In the third section
Rule Description, click on the underlined values to edit them.

For Where the Subject line "contains specific words", click on "contains
specific words", type the word or phrase that SpamBayes adds to the Subject
line, click Add and OK.

For Move it to the "specified" folder, click on "specified", expand the
folders if you need to by clicking on the plus sign next to them, highlight
the folder you want them moved to and click OK - if you are deleting them
this step is not required. (I don't know what OE does when deleting marked
messages with a mail rule - it may move them to the Deleted Items folder or
it might delete them completely.)

Give your mail rule a name to make it easier to edit later if you need to
and click OK twice.

If you have an earlier version of Outlook Express than version 6 the step by
step may not be identical but it is very similar.


-----Original Message-----
From: spambayes-bounces at python.org
[mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org]On Behalf Of Skip Montanaro
Sent: May 5, 2005 4:36 PM
To: Carol Morris
Cc: spambayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] conitnuous spam

    Carol> Hi there.  For the last three days I have bombarded with the same
    Carol> spam messages....host, your password attached, here it is, here
    Carol> it is, generally in the subject line or message body.  I keep
    Carol> training as SPAM, but they keep coming, and it is being
    Carol> identified as SPAM by spambayes.  Is there anyway to actually
    Carol> stop these from coming into my Outlook Express mailbox?  They
    Carol> just keep filling it up and I am going away for the weekend and
    Carol> will come back with hundreds of them waiting to be opened.  I
    Carol> have run the virus scan and have contacted roadrunner, but no
    Carol> success there.  Thanks for any advise.  Using XP and express.


Unfortunately, everyone is being bombarded with these messages.  Short of
applying some sort of filter in Outlook Express to delete messages that
SpamBayes marks as spam (is that something OE filters can do?) I'm not sure
there's much to be done but grit your teeth and wait for the storm to

Skip Montanaro
skip at pobox.com
Spambayes at python.org
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