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Getting rule filter 'Regular Expression' to work


FrankC

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Hi,

Can anyone help with my filtering problem :

I am trying to add a filter rule to help clear out my 'Held Mail' so I can check it more easily for false positives. Most of the rules I have created seem to work OK, but I can't get ones based on Regular Expressions to work.

To try it out, I created a simple test rule with the following entries :

Body

Regular Expression

casino

and set it to move all matching emails to a test folder.

However, when I run this rule (and of course all the other rules) on my Held Mail, ALL of the Held Mails are moved to my test folder - even ones without the word casino in the body.

I am obviously doing something wrong or misunderstanding the use of regular expressions.

(Obviously, I want to use slightly more complicated expressions, but have started with something simple. I did try some more complicated examples I found elsewhere e.g. [v(\\\/)][[:punct:][:space:]]*[iìíîï¡1\|l\!]{1,3}[[:punct:][:space:]]*[aàáâåãäæ\[at]]{1,3}[[:punct:][:space:]]*[gqp9]{1,3}[[:punct:][:space:]]*r

with the same result - all emails moved).

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong ?

Thanks,

Frank

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positives. Most of the rules I have created seem to work OK, but I can't get ones based on Regular Expressions to work.

To try it out, I created a simple test rule with the following entries :

Body

Regular Expression

casino

Where is the availability of regular expressions in webmail/horde documented ?

Mind you under the previous webmail installed here I was unable to get much simpler things to work

== quote

tried both 'X-spam-Level' contains '***' and 'X-spam-Status' contains 'hits=3.' but nothing happened, even though the held folder had an email with

X-spam-Level: ***

X-spam-Status: hits=3.0 tests=HTML_MESSAGE,URIBL_JP_SURBL version=3.1.0

==unquote

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Where is the availability of regular expressions in webmail/horde documented ?

I dont know - all I could find was the very limited help which appears on the rule filter page.

If I could find more comprehensive help, I might be able to work out the solution myself.

As I couldnt find anything more comprehensive, I tried posting here.

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Links to the Horde/IMP tool are found in the SpamCop FAQ 'here' FAQ, Wiki, users, Admins, etc.

However, I found them to be lacking in a lot of detail also. Then there's the separation of what Admins allow users to do / have access to ....

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Links to the Horde/IMP tool are found in the SpamCop FAQ{/b] 'here' FAQ, Wiki, users, Admins, etc.

However, I found them to be lacking in a lot of detail also. Then there's the separation of what Admins allow users to do / have access to ....

Wazoo - thanks for the reply.

I had already looked in the SpamCop FAQ - but it's not much help - hence my question here.

(also following many of the links takes me on a circular journey, or to missing pages or to out-of-date information or to pages in a completely different format which may or may not be relevant).

What can I do next - I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to proceed. ?

Frank.

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I had already looked in the SpamCop FAQ - but it's not much help - hence my question here.

(also following many of the links takes me on a circular journey, or to missing pages or to out-of-date information or to pages in a completely different format which may or may not be relevant).

circular journey? - explain please

missing pages? - identify please

different format? - sure, the links go to where the data is, to include;

  • other posts within this Forum
  • Orginal FAQ
  • Wiki
  • other web-sites

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circular journey? - explain please

missing pages? - identify please

different format? - sure, the links go to where the data is, to include;

  • other posts within this Forum
  • Orginal FAQ
  • Wiki
  • other web-sites

Circular Journey :

Following lots of links that take me to loads of places which don't help (with my particular problem) and eventually ending up at one suggesting I use the spamcop.net forum. Which is where I started.

Missing Pages :

I'm not prepared to descend into the maze of links again, I probably couldn't replicate my journeys anyway - but I did come across a few broken links. In future I will record them. (I'm not counting the one in your previous reply to me - I was able to deduce what you meant).

Different Format :

Well - you've described it well yourself. It makes finding a specific piece of information a bit of a nightmare. I've tried to persevere but no luck so far. However, I have followed turetzsr's suggestion and sent an email describing my problem via the email contact form.

Overall though, if you did happen to know anywhere else I could find my answer, I would be even more grateful. Thanks for responding anyway.

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