Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

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Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:07 am

Hi,

how to put in filter or block certain types you have help me get rid of a lot of strange stuff but I get at least a 100 per day of emails like this....

rock_hard_5firmingfruits@car2289.com
fighttinnitusnow@car5589.com

Can we or is there a way to blacklist emails that have a bunch of digits in the email.... it not only form @car it is from a lot of emails with numbers...

Thanks
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:16 am

These emails, they are always 4 or more numbers, and after the @ ?
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:29 am

Yes I have not seen 2 or 3 yet
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:37 am

OK, this is a simple filter at this stage, I expect we'll need to tweak it as more examples come in.

But looking in the FROM field, for REGEX
@.+[:digit:]{4,}

That's looking for 4 or more consecutive digits after the @ in the From field.
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:44 am

Wow you really know your stuff we will test it and see if it works... I thank you
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:30 am

Well here it is maybe there has been more but....it only has 3

medicare_plan_info@car314.com
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:32 am

No worries, just change
@.+[:digit:]{4,}
to
@.+[:digit:]{3,}
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:35 am

Thank you again I was going to do that but I figured I should ask you...
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:22 pm

No worries at all :)
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:34 pm

Well I just got a boat load of emails and it caught all of them...
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:48 pm

Great. As a safeguard you might want to add a rule to that filter, beside Add Rule click the drop down arrow and select Spam Tool Rule >> set it to be "Sender is not on my Friends List' >> and change the filter to match ANY to ALL rules.

Just in case you have any contacts with digits in their domain, then the filter will ignore if their are on the list.
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:46 am

It worked great this morning will do on you last post your so smart !!! I really thank you..
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:46 am

Went from 250 Emails in the morning to 32 no spam....Thank you...
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Re: Get Rid of Stupid Emails that waste time with numbers

Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:57 am

Great, glad it's working out.

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