Unfilterable spam

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Gib Bogle, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Gib Bogle

    Gib Bogle Guest

    I've just started getting a lot of spam email in which everything
    (subject, from, reply-to, content) displays as junk characters in
    Thunderbird, like: ³ÖÀÚ¸¶ÀÚ ½Î´Â ³²ÀÚµé º¸¼¼¿ä
    I presume this is Chinese or Japanese.
    The sender name and subject seem to be different every time, so it isn't
    obvious how to trap these in the filter. I suppose I could enter every
    junk character, but there are a lot. Any suggestions?
     
    Gib Bogle, Jul 20, 2012
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  2. Gib Bogle

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:39:42 +1200, Gib Bogle wrote:

    > I've just started getting a lot of spam email in which everything
    > (subject, from, reply-to, content) displays as junk characters in
    > Thunderbird, like: ³ÖÀÚ¸¶ÀÚ ½Î´Â ³²ÀÚµé º¸¼¼¿ä
    > I presume this is Chinese or Japanese.
    > The sender name and subject seem to be different every time, so it isn't
    > obvious how to trap these in the filter. I suppose I could enter every
    > junk character, but there are a lot. Any suggestions?


    Thunderbird can filter on any email header. If sender and subject
    aren't easy to filter on, look in another header for something which can
    be filtered on. Use "View >> Message Source" to see all the headers.

    Alternatively, train Thunderbird's Bayesian junk filter.
     * <https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-junk-spam-messages>
     * <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Junk_Mail_Controls>
     * <https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Help_Documentation:Dealing_with_Junk_E-mail>

    --
    Kind regards
    Ralph
     
    Ralph Fox, Jul 20, 2012
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  3. Gib Bogle

    Gib Bogle Guest

    On 20/07/2012 10:10 p.m., Ralph Fox wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:39:42 +1200, Gib Bogle wrote:
    >
    >> I've just started getting a lot of spam email in which everything
    >> (subject, from, reply-to, content) displays as junk characters in
    >> Thunderbird, like: ³ÖÀÚ¸¶ÀÚ ½Î´Â ³²ÀÚµé º¸¼¼¿ä
    >> I presume this is Chinese or Japanese.
    >> The sender name and subject seem to be different every time, so it isn't
    >> obvious how to trap these in the filter. I suppose I could enter every
    >> junk character, but there are a lot. Any suggestions?

    >
    > Thunderbird can filter on any email header. If sender and subject
    > aren't easy to filter on, look in another header for something which can
    > be filtered on. Use "View >> Message Source" to see all the headers.


    Also View > Headers > All. I see that all these spam emails have a
    header "Received-SPF", which I can add to the filter using Customize
    (with various field detection values), but for some reason this header
    doesn't seem to be recognized - when I click "Run now" it doesn't do
    anything.
     
    Gib Bogle, Jul 21, 2012
    #3
  4. Gib Bogle

    Gordon Guest

    On 2012-07-20, Ralph Fox <> wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:39:42 +1200, Gib Bogle wrote:
    >
    >> I've just started getting a lot of spam email in which everything
    >> (subject, from, reply-to, content) displays as junk characters in
    >> Thunderbird, like: ³ÖÀÚ¸¶ÀÚ ½Î´Â ³²ÀÚµé º¸¼¼¿ä
    >> I presume this is Chinese or Japanese.
    >> The sender name and subject seem to be different every time, so it isn't
    >> obvious how to trap these in the filter. I suppose I could enter every
    >> junk character, but there are a lot. Any suggestions?

    >
    > Thunderbird can filter on any email header. If sender and subject
    > aren't easy to filter on, look in another header for something which can
    > be filtered on. Use "View >> Message Source" to see all the headers.
    >
    > Alternatively, train Thunderbird's Bayesian junk filter.
    >  * <https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-junk-spam-messages>
    >  * <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Junk_Mail_Controls>
    >  * <https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Help_Documentation:Dealing_with_Junk_E-mail>
    >


    Oh so that is what i must be doing ;-) Any new spam messages I mark as junk
    and thunderbird craps on any further ones, until things cahnge. Repeat as
    necessary.

    So, Mark as Junk from the menus, highlight the message header first. (On the
    Linux platform, might be slightly different on (the) Ms plaftorm.)
     
    Gordon, Jul 21, 2012
    #4
  5. Gib Bogle

    Gib Bogle Guest

    On 20/07/2012 10:10 p.m., Ralph Fox wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:39:42 +1200, Gib Bogle wrote:
    >
    >> I've just started getting a lot of spam email in which everything
    >> (subject, from, reply-to, content) displays as junk characters in
    >> Thunderbird, like: ³ÖÀÚ¸¶ÀÚ ½Î´Â ³²ÀÚµé º¸¼¼¿ä
    >> I presume this is Chinese or Japanese.
    >> The sender name and subject seem to be different every time, so it isn't
    >> obvious how to trap these in the filter. I suppose I could enter every
    >> junk character, but there are a lot. Any suggestions?

    >
    > Thunderbird can filter on any email header. If sender and subject
    > aren't easy to filter on, look in another header for something which can
    > be filtered on. Use "View >> Message Source" to see all the headers.
    >
    > Alternatively, train Thunderbird's Bayesian junk filter.
    > * <https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-junk-spam-messages>
    > * <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Junk_Mail_Controls>
    > * <https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Help_Documentation:Dealing_with_Junk_E-mail>
    >


    Thanks Ralph (and Gordon) - I'm training the junk filter.
     
    Gib Bogle, Jul 21, 2012
    #5
  6. Gib Bogle

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On 21 Jul 2012 04:02:10 GMT, in message <>
    Gordon wrote:

    > So, Mark as Junk from the menus, highlight the message header first. (On the
    > Linux platform, might be slightly different on (the) Ms plaftorm.)



    One can also click the dot in the 'junk status' column, which changes
    the dot into an orange flame and marks the message as junk.

    Screen shot: http://i48.tinypic.com/25h1kw0.png


    --
    Kind regards
    Ralph
     
    Ralph Fox, Jul 21, 2012
    #6
  7. Gib Bogle

    Richard Guest

    On 7/21/2012 7:54 PM, Ralph Fox wrote:
    > On 21 Jul 2012 04:02:10 GMT, in message <>
    > Gordon wrote:
    >
    >> So, Mark as Junk from the menus, highlight the message header first. (On the
    >> Linux platform, might be slightly different on (the) Ms plaftorm.)

    >
    >
    > One can also click the dot in the 'junk status' column, which changes
    > the dot into an orange flame and marks the message as junk.
    >
    > Screen shot: http://i48.tinypic.com/25h1kw0.png
    >
    >


    Ive just looked at my old ihug address and a crapload of these weird
    character sets with no encoding emails have come thru. Guess their
    spamfilter is broken or something.
     
    Richard, Jul 22, 2012
    #7
  8. Gib Bogle

    Gib Bogle Guest

    On 22/07/2012 9:20 p.m., Richard wrote:
    > On 7/21/2012 7:54 PM, Ralph Fox wrote:
    >> On 21 Jul 2012 04:02:10 GMT, in message <>
    >> Gordon wrote:
    >>
    >>> So, Mark as Junk from the menus, highlight the message header first.
    >>> (On the
    >>> Linux platform, might be slightly different on (the) Ms plaftorm.)

    >>
    >>
    >> One can also click the dot in the 'junk status' column, which changes
    >> the dot into an orange flame and marks the message as junk.
    >>
    >> Screen shot: http://i48.tinypic.com/25h1kw0.png
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Ive just looked at my old ihug address and a crapload of these weird
    > character sets with no encoding emails have come thru. Guess their
    > spamfilter is broken or something.


    Yes, ihug. 16 of them this morning.
     
    Gib Bogle, Jul 22, 2012
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