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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:49 PM

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I am noticing an upsurge in "crap" emails to my inbox.......varied topics.....everything from holidays to free flights to viagra to google notify to.....etc

 

I use Thunderbird email client

 

I am running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (Sarah)

 

The inbuilt 'spam filter' of thunderbirds is not coping......I find myself using more and more time marking various emails as spam than I do attending to business !!

 

I noticed a mail filter called BogoFilter

 

It is included in the software manager on linux mint.There are 4 choices to install...confusing ??!!

 

Does anyone have experience with its use and its effectiveness.................?

 

Can anyone suggest another approach .....................................?

 


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#2 Gary R

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

If your spam comes from a particular location, or has a common theme, then TBird allows you to create filters of your own which you could use to "supplement" its inbuilt spam filter.

 

Anything matching your filtering criteria will then be filtered without you having to mark it as spam.

 

To access the filter creation tool in TBird ...

 

Tools > Message Filters > New

 

... the interface is pretty self explanatory


Edited by Gary R, 16 February 2017 - 05:54 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:05 PM

quite a bit of the spam comes from   .reismee.nl

 

....with the 'name' at the front appearing to be a meaningless array of letters

 

(mvqmoliav@izaotjzdz.reismee.nl)

 

Is it possible to create a filter from the    .reismee.nl    portion ?....

 

....that would get rid of quite a few spam emails...(not all of them )

 

The rest appear to be quite random so a filter to the junk box will not work there


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

Sure, just open up the filter tool (as described in my last post) and use the following settings .....

 

From     contains     .reismee.nl

 

Move message to    Trash

 

... the above is in the order you'll see things in the interface. There's a number of drop down menus, it's all pretty obvious once you have a look.


Edited by Gary R, 16 February 2017 - 06:26 PM.


#5 Condobloke

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:32 PM

I thought of doing that as you posted....I am quite familiar with filters...I already have 25 or so in place for other subjects/topics...

 

However.....the reaismee.nl is only a small proportioin of the spam received....

 

any experience with BogoFilter, or any other spam filter etc I can implement in Thunderbird ?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:50 AM

Sorry I haven't tried any 3rd party filters.

 

My ISP filters out quite a lot of the spam I receive, and the rest is easily handled by the spam filter in TBird, so I don't really have too much problem with spam.

 

From time to time I have to go through the stuff filtered out by my ISPs filter to make sure that it hasn't junked anything it shouldn't (because it can be a bit enthusiastic sometimes), but other than that I don't really have too many spam issues.



#7 Condobloke

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:16 AM

my isp...Telstra.com.au....in Australia....has an abysmal record when it comes to 'filtering' spam...(it is suggested by some that they are spam).....

 

So...is there any experience of 3rd party filters which are known to work effectively in Linux ?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:17 AM

If I may join the conversation, I think spamers tend to break the newest technologies to make sure their spam go through.  I use a very old version of Thunderbird, and I'm fairly happy with it.  I know that there are risks running old versions, and it's not for everyone, but I can live with it personally.  I practice safe attachment!  :luke:

 

Also, something you may try, I had a wave of spam once, so it was recommended to RESET Thunderbird's Training Data, a feature available in PRIVACY - JUNK, and start over its learning.  I did that, and everything went back to normal.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:01 PM

Hi all

 

...recommended to RESET Thunderbird's Training Data, a feature available in PRIVACY - JUNK, and start over its learning.

 

Just an update.

 

In modern Thunderbirds, of the v45 series, that Training Data feature can be found in

 

Edit - Preferences - Security

 

Cheers

 

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#10 Condobloke

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

@ Dodolso & wizardfromoz,

 

thank you both.....I have reset the training data....I will report back here with any and all changes


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 


#11 Condobloke

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

To date this appears to have had a positive effect.

 

I looked in my junk folder just now and it is littered with ....junk !

 

The junk filter has taken on a new lease of life, even filtering out an email that I sent to myself....it asked the question ...is this junk?......So things are working again

 

 

@Dodolso...(Also, something you may try, I had a wave of spam once, so it was recommended to RESET Thunderbird's Training Data, a feature available in PRIVACY - JUNK, and start over its learning.  I did that, and everything went back to normal.).....

 

Thank You !!

 

Brian


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 





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