I have (like many others I guess) been and are being bombarded by bitcoin spammers and I have been creating filters to combat same. However, could someone please clarify in which scenario one would use the following:
Apply rule if all conditions are met
Apply rule if any condition is met
Looking at the above, one would assume that the ANY condition would be more effective as it would only require a single portion of the filter information to be met to initiate a filter response. The issue is, that I have created filters using both of the above and the final results between the two are inconclusive, I.e. they are both (pretty much) even when it comes to filter effectivity - so which selection would you use?
This order will delete ALL emails FROM firstname.lastname@example.org (The algorithm will NOT progress to rule 2 as rule 1 has caused deletion)
IF rule 1 is not met rule 2 will now apply and ALL emails with MONEY in the subject line will be deleted ... thus the order of rules in OR filter is of the utmost importance>>> Hope that helps ... RopuchkA
Many thanks for the information and it looks like the ANY selection is the one to go for.
One thing I never use though (for persistent spammers like bitcoin, etc) is the E Mail address in my filters. For obvious reasons (normally being meaningless gobbledygook) creating filters using these would be a waste of time.
No "Subject, From and Body text" (what I've found) are the most productive filtering mechanisms. so long as one only uses "primary" words and each separated by a wild-card (@) within the filters.
Sadly though, I've not found a way of creating a filter where the message "body" text utilises a picture embedded with a link, sigh................................!
Nevertheless, it's still irritating to receive messages that have circumvented the filter - very challenging, but (hopefully) we'll get there in the end!