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Does Virgin Email Filtering Work - ever?

I get spurts of scam emails, which I try to eradicate.

Let's say that they all contain the following phrase

                      Get >>>Bitcoins>>>

If an email's subject looks like that, or has any subject containing >> I just want to reject it - never know it was there - and ideally let the sender know that it hasn't landed by sending a rejection which just contains a full stop. (It must have a mandatory message for some reason). But the rejection message isn't vital.

I've tried blocking emails using the following filters - all of them I think - but none works.  Is there any way of doing what I want?  Some of my tries have been ...

Subject contains

>>

*>>*

.>>.

Subject matches

>>

*>>*

.>>.

Regex

>>

.>>.

*>>*

and lots lots more.  Does Virgin Media filtering do anything?

 

 

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Re: Does Virgin Email Filtering Work - ever?

Copy and paste the subject text here as it is likely the miscreants have used lookalike unicode characters to bypass your filtering attempt.

 

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Re: Does Virgin Email Filtering Work - ever?

Thank you for your interest, but I don't quite understand what you mean.  Is this what you want?

.>>.

 

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Re: Does Virgin Email Filtering Work - ever?

Or perhaps you mean this, which has come directly from an incoming email?...

FW: ==>>>> Congratulations_{ Morrisons }_Customer !! ==>>>>

 

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Re: Does Virgin Email Filtering Work - ever?

Okay this confirms the miscreants have not used unicode characters that look like >> for example ≫

Consider create the following filter rule to visually verify if it matches the subject of a message delivered to your inbox:
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Resulting in a matched message appearing with its flag set to a red colour (highlight below):
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You can test the filter rule by sending yourself a message that contains >> anywhere in its subject.