Need recommendations for gmail filters!

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ratchet, Feb 20, 2012.

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  1. ratchet
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    ratchet Registered Member

    I keep getting spamed from a gambling site. They (it) keep changing their name, subject, address, etc. They seem to be able to defeat every filter I create. Gmail has always recognized them a spam but I set the filters to just delete them but it never seems to work. Is there anyway to change the google default 30 days it keeps spam, as that would be an improvement? Thank you!
  2. acr1965
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    can you use wild cards with gmail filters? For instance, if you want any email from a site in China can you use a filter such as *@anysite.cn ?
  3. ratchet
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    Thank you for the reply! I'm sure wild cards work and I have used them but they mask the domains. Sometime it will be gobblely gook.org or gob gook yahoo.com,etc. They are very good at what they do!
  4. treehouse786
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    create keyword filters.

    so create a filter where any email which contain all the following;
    gamble, free,
    then;
    free, gambling
    and so on.

    this way it does not matter if they keep changing their email address/domain
  5. siljaline
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    siljaline Registered Member

    This Gmail help article may help.

    If sender that you do not wish to receice email from constantly changes the "from" address, you would be constantly adjusting filters to compensate for the garbage email. Best bet, delete them as they arrive. This is a known weakness of polling Gmail from the Web.

    I use Opera web mail and have the same issues with several senders. Have given up and delete them as they arrive. Eventually, they may go away.
  6. treehouse786
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    treehouse786 Registered Member

    like i said in the above post, there is no need/point to create filters for domain names and subject fields, instead create filter for the contents of the email. i have used this technique to virtually eliminate all spam from a clients gmail account. just make sure to create white lists for your name.
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