Help with custom rules

That’s quite a leap. This has nothing to do with the race or nationality of other people and the answer is no, I’m not racist.
I love people of all nationalities, religions and races, probably even species if we had pretty aliens come visit.
I don’t know what your intentions are with that, but I think we’re done here.

You said you aren’t German, so you blacklist .de. You aren’t Italian, so you blacklist .it. You decide what that says.

I do and it works fine. You may test it with a sender of your choice be replacing .e. sender by se*er – which will find server aso., too, but this is the advantage of quantifiers. If * is ignored or not used I would be very interested, how it works then…

I tried with current V8 beta and came to a very interesting result:

  • Searching doesn’t find anything.
  • Searching from:*.store brings up the expected emails.

Therefore, I think, that asterisks seems to be absolutely relevant (as I expected).


  • Searching a*.store does not find the respective store beginning with “A”, I have to spilt it into from:a* from:*.store (without asterisks no matches)

I didn’t blacklist them purely because I’m not of a race or nationality matching the domain’s region.
I blacklisted them because I get spam emails from 10-100+ random domains from that region, paired with the fact that out of likelihood and circumstance (not discrimination); I receive no legitimate emails from people or companies in that region.
Pretty much every person who has an email address only receives emails because they gave their email to a particular person, company or website, based usually only in the region they are from, but occasionally in other regions, and only then would they receive emails from those particular people or companies, in their respective regions.
Based on that general rule that applies to every person on earth, I at present have no connection to any person or company from any other country which would cause me to receive emails from those country domains.
I’m more than happy to if it were relevant, but it is not.
My saying that I am not German or Italian was intended to point out that I do not live in those regions, and so using a filter which has such a broad net is in this case unlikely to be inconvenient.

Gary, I’ve seen it mentioned that you’re one of the most active and helpful people on this forum. But don’t jump to your own conclusions and start unnecessary drama with people who are only interested in tech help.
This whole thread has been about filtering out spam emails about penis enlargement and scammers who want me to buy backyard power plants, nothing more.

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I’m not using beta and found that * functions even in general searches as well, so I’m going to attempt to use that in my rules.
I’m still not sure if from needs to be case sensitive or not, but I’m guessing the rest should be fine, thanks

Rule at present still isn’t working even after adjustments however:

After message has been received
with ‘From: *.best>’, ‘From: *.bid>’, ‘From: *.club>’, ‘From: *.de>’, ‘From: *.ec>’, ‘From: *.host>’, ‘From: *.icu>’, ‘From: *.it>’, ‘From: *.online>’, ‘From: *.pro>’, ‘From: *.shop>’, ‘From: *.site>’, ‘From: *.us>’, ‘From: *.website>’, ‘From: *.xyz>’, ‘From: *.cn>’ found in header
move to [Junk E-mail]
and stop processing other rules
except with (hidden) found in body or subject
or except with (hidden) found in header

Any idea’s what might cause this rule to not work?

To get your problem solved you may paste a mail source (right click on the mail, mail source, copy…) here. I will have a look on it – maybe we can find a solution that does not make people think you’re a racist - which for me is a quite absurd assumption.

Please remove your email address and anything pointing to your acount from this source (copy into text editor first)

If you are not sure how to do that, you can send a pm to me (message only to me with letter icon) – I garantee you your privacy.

See Rules based on top level domain for some research I’ve done.

The result is objectively unsatisfactory because “somehow everyone is right”, which in this case is not a reasonable answer for a predictable search result.

That is off-topic. It deals with Searches, not Rules. They are not the same.

I think it belongs here. As written in the conclusion there finding e-mails is not described anyway and there are apparently different ways implemented. I can not understand why “use rule to query” behaves different to “use query to find”.

Rules are “automated searches” applied on incoming/outgoing mails. These rules should be set up identically to search folders or a search. It seems as if three different programmers had coded each part and did not talk to another to achieve a gerneral syntax for a better user experience.

Edit: But this just makes it clear to me why I use almost no rules: they are relatively unsuitable for pre-filtering.

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No, they are not. Rules and Searches are NOT the same thing. Please don’t confuse the original question by going off on a tangent and suggesting that they are the same. For one thing, you can’t use the same arguments in a Rule as you can in a Search.

Sorry Gary, I don’t share your opinion. For me it is confusing that the generally same process »querying emails« is realized in three different mannors.

The only difference is the impact and the trigger:

  • »Rules« apply automatically and can result in a physical impact to each e-mail (delete, move,…) sent or received.
  • »Search folders« apply automatically and result in a logical set of e-mails (show there but it stays in it’s physical place) to available e-mails in post boxes.
  • »Search» applies temporarily triggered by the user.

All three processes have one thing in common: They depend on a query definition. There is no discernible, logical or practical reason to use fundamentally different strategies for this. What benefit does this have for the user?

However, I must admit and agree with you: this is extremely confusing. I reinforce this by talking about the presumed reasons for this - which is actually “off topic”, while you offer solutions on a case-by-case basis.

I have to separate this, I appologize.

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