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Old 03-20-2007, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am just trying to add filters so I dont get too many junk emails on my new Blackberry.
If I set up a filter name ie called "junk" and then in the Apply Filter When field I select "subject" field in the contains field can I add more than one word to filter or can I only add one word say I want to filter both "sex" and "xxxxxx" do I have to set up seperate filter for them or can I just write a long list of the words I want to filter seperated by commas or colons or something ?

Can anyone help? Just if it is only one word for each filter it's going to take me an awful long time to set it all up...

Thanks for any help
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Given the ingenuity of spammers these days you might not find keywords too useful for getting rid of image spam, for example.

In my set up I have mailboxes on a couple of Exchange servers. The server-side spam filtering works well so that spams don't hit my BlackBerry. However, I have had to disable local spam filtering in Outlook as it was annoying me that these spams would still hit the BlackBerry. At least with this part off I can keep the mails that land in my inbox "in sync" and when I delete a spam off the BB I can get rid of it from my mailbox.

What is your mailbox setup (I am presuming you are on BIS?) and is there any server-side spam filtering in place?
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No I am not on a BES jsut using my own POP email accounts. I use a Mac and have all my message rules etc set up on the Mac but it took a long time and the Mac's Junk trainer is very good.

My ISP has some spam filtering on but as you say the spammers are pretty clever and easily manage to bypass that.

I just want to be able to set up multiple word to filter just like with the from field you can insert multiple email addresses but seperated by colons.

Can I do that?
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You should be able to set up multiple keywords per filter. However, I'd really recommend a real server-side antispam solution as the filters are inflexible and very inadequate for the task.
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How can I have a server side solution when I am not running my own server ?
My ISP has a half baked solution so it is not really feasable there.

It would be good if I could set it up like message rules on the Mac but I guess that is not going to happen....

So do I set up multiple words within one filter name by putting commas or something inbetween?
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GMail filters out most spam. Forward your email to Gmail and then to your BB.
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I am just trying to add filters so I dont get too many junk emails on my new Blackberry.
If I set up a filter name ie called "junk" and then in the Apply Filter When field I select "subject" field in the contains field can I add more than one word to filter or can I only add one word say I want to filter both "sex" and "xxxxxx" do I have to set up seperate filter for them or can I just write a long list of the words I want to filter seperated by commas or colons or something ?

Can anyone help? Just if it is only one word for each filter it's going to take me an awful long time to set it all up...

Thanks for any help
Get a provider who hosts BES servers to set you up with an email that also has decent spam filtering services in place on their servers. The carriers that tell people they need to setup their own rules are just plan dumb as most BB users don't know a lot about computers nor do they ever want to know how to setup a spam filter.

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ok let me try and look at it another way as I am not really getting a clear answer to my question and as my email addresses are well integrated into my two businesses and are also well integrated with my ISP I am not about to go down the route of changing email adresses or anything like that.

So..to look at it another way can I set up the filters on vodafoneemail.net (my carrier) to just forward my business emails by setting up what amounts to forwarding rules for them? Can it be done that way to filter out the crap?

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ok let me try and look at it another way as I am not really getting a clear answer to my question and as my email addresses are well integrated into my two businesses and are also well integrated with my ISP I am not about to go down the route of changing email adresses or anything like that.

So..to look at it another way can I set up the filters on vodafoneemail.net (my carrier) to just forward my business emails by setting up what amounts to forwarding rules for them? Can it be done that way to filter out the crap?

Thanks
If your business uses BES then its up to your IT department to make sure you have the proper Spam filtering system in place like we do at AutoSoldNow and catch just over 10,000 spam emails a week with less than 1% making it through which is very talerable.

Otherwise the carriers should really be doing spam filtering on their end which they currently don't and ask you to write rules on your BB web mail to do the filtering. (pretty sad attempt at supporting their BB clientel)

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As I said in my posts I am an individual I dont have a BES Server and I cannot force my ISP to do something just for me.

All I want to know is can I set up one filter with multiple words seperated by commas or whatever ?

Or can I use this filtering to just forward certain types of email ?
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