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Email Filtering

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by TBucketMan, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. TBucketMan

    TBucketMan Registered

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    Hi,
    I've been trying to set a regex to filter out dictionary spam attacks. My regex is as follows:

    ^[a-vA-Vx-zX-Z]*@mydomain\.com (to discard)

    I would like to initially let the emails which begin with Ww through. I discovered that there was no change in the number of spam emails in my inbox from dictionary attacks.

    So, I created a filter [Ww]alt_[Tt]emp on the from header using regex and sent an email from an account with the user ID of walt_temp. I set the filter to put it in a folder named hold. I found the email in both the hold folder and my inbox. So, I changed the filter to discard the email. The email still arrived in my inbox. There is no filter which directs the email to my inbox.

    Why?? :confused:


    This is the release: cPanel Build 9.9.2-STABLE 8

    Walt (TBucketMan)
     
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    If dictionary attacks are the problem I found a fix for it :) I used this setup below and
    it WORKS!!

    Exim Dictionary Deny ACL for cPanel Servers v1.2

    http://www.webumake.com/free/eximdeny.htm

    -John
     
  3. TBucketMan

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    Thanks!

    I've passed this on to my ISP.
    Thanks again, :)
    Walt
     
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    Does anyone know why this is happening?

    I created a filter [Ww]alt_[Tt]emp on the from header using regex and sent an email from an account with the user ID of walt_temp. I set the filter to put it in a folder named hold. I found the email in both the hold folder and my inbox. So, I changed the filter to discard the email. The email still arrived in my inbox. There is no filter which directs the email to my inbox.

    Why is it still going to my INBOX?

    Thanks...Walt :confused:
     
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