[sylpheed:30457] Re: Filter all messages from China

herbert langhans herbert.raimund at gmx.net
Sat Nov 25 06:35:18 JST 2006

Hi John and all,
here is my method. 
The bogofilter thing was really easy to install. But I have it on my server where all the mails passing through procmail. If you have a similar setup you may want to give it a try.

- Collect the China-spam to a separate folder
- install bogofilter with ./configure and make and make install 
- export the spam mails from the spam folder to mbox (file menu from sylpheed) and feed the bogofilter with %bogofilter -s spamfilename.mbox
- edit .procmailrc like it says in the installing instructions of bogofilter

Procmailrc will mark and separate all the spam plus Chinamails into a folder what you defined. In my case at least to 99% on ten different email addresses I am using - makes me enjoy getting spam and watch the 'intelligent' bogofilter doing the job. 

Give it a try, you will like it..

On Fri, 24 Nov 2006 12:24:25 -0800
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 12:36:46 +0100
> herbert langhans <herbert.raimund at gmx.net> dijo:
> > In my case I use bogofilter. It works as well on Chinese and 
> > such characters and is absolut relieable. Might not really 
> > be what you looking for, but it works.
> I tried $G and $B as suggested by someone else, but it didn't work.
> Finally I saved three or four Chinese spam messages. I selected and
> copied each line and pasted it into filters that I set to subject and
> body, and separated each character with a |, with parentheses at the
> beginning and the end. Then I set the filters to Match to Regex. I have
> about a hundred characters in the filter. I don't know what any of them
> mean, but one of them is likely to appear in the subject or body of a
> spam e-mail with Asian characters. So far it has caught 100% of the
> Asian spam.

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