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How to text search inside e-mails and view results online


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#1 Corne99

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:47 AM

Hi all.
 
I thought I will share this nifty  tool with you.
 
smtpviewer.com
 
In a nutshell you create an acount on the site. You then setup a rule on the site which will do a text search inside e-mails and it's subject field for a specified string. If a match is found an alarm indicator is raised on the website. This is so handy.
I configured my company's various backup software to forward it's e-mail reports to monitor@smtpviewer.com and look for the search string "failed" . I can see under 10 seconds if anything failed. Saves me allot of time. Thanx guys at www.smtpviewer.com


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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:43 PM

G'day Corne99 and Welcome to BC.

 

Is there any chance that this could be used as some sort of "early warning system" for emails containing the lead up to the various ransom/crypto variants.....as i understand it they quite often have their origin... in the shape of an exe disguised as something else in an email....which the unsuspecting click on.......and that is the start of their trouble....

 

Forgive my rather awkward attempt to say what i mean here....hope you get my drift.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:21 AM

Hi Condobloke.

 

I think normal spam filters and Antivirus software would do a better job at this.  E-mails with payloads in them never ever looks the same or arrives from the same sender address. 

 

SMTPViewer is specifically designed to only act on e-mails received form address configured in the system. So if an e-mail comes form spammer@yahoo.com with the subject "ramsomeware infection " and you have an rule setup to raise an alarm  in SMTPViewer that states if the system  receives an e-mail from spammer@yahoo.com with the text string "ransomeware infection"  it will work.

 

Hope this helps.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:23 AM

Yes....it does help.

 

Thank you.


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