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Recommended Filters Everyone may Need?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:22 pm
by Dominus
From reading forums I new spam and malicious post were a problem.

I underestimated just how much trash there was. It puts the volume of spa and topics covered in regular email to shame. I blushed. That's not easy to do.

I followed the directions HERE to create the PreHeaderDB.

So... are there any filter settings more exp'd users are willing to share that can help everyone out? If there is a concern about how to filter it helping spammers to bypass the filters I would suggest a private section in the forum.

I am no good with regex. I've tried. Sadly my mind just does not process it.

Re: Recommended Filters Everyone may Need?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:30 am
by Quade
These days there are whole groups that no longer work for header downloads so, one thing you might want to do is see if the group you're trying to use is even usable anymore. The easiest filtering would be to drop groups that are no longer productive for header downloads.

"(bob|jane).*[<](bob|jane)[@].*(home|usenet)"

Everyone should probably add this filter.

"[0-9a-f]{14}[.][0-9a-f]{30}[.][0-9a-f]{8}"
"^[A-F0-9]{10,200}\s+$"
"^[A-Z0-9]{10,200}[.][A-Z0-9]{1,40}\s+$"
"^[A-Z0-9_]{10,200}\s+$"
"^[[]PRiVATE[]][ ][\][A-Z0-9]{10}[\]"

Some other filters I use. Remember don't include the leading and trailing quotes.

Re: Recommended Filters Everyone may Need?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:33 pm
by orygun
Just updated to 6.82/5142 and discovered my ages-old filters failed to work. Deleted all of them and started over. So, question is- that list added on to your Everyone Should Use, are those five placed in which-- Name, Subject, or Poster?

Thanks.

Re: Recommended Filters Everyone may Need?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:27 pm
by Quade
The first one is a poster reject filter, the others are subject reject filters.

Re: Recommended Filters Everyone may Need?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:26 am
by orygun
Thanks. Figured the first, used the others in Subj/File.. will clear unneeded one.

This version seems to have fixed many of the little things I'd gotten used to ignoring. Thanks!