Filtering Double-Byte Characters for spam

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Double-byte
Outlook
Outlook 2003
Spam filters
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I've been getting a fair amount of spam in Chinese or Japanese, and the filters I've got don't catch most of it. Does anyone know how to set up an Outlook 2003 filter to catch these double-tyte characters as a class? Since I don't read any language with double-byte characters, I figure it's safe to consider all email containing them to be spam.

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First you need to have your outlook running in cached mode. You do not say if you are connected to an exchange server or not, so if this is not the case then give the details of your mail profile setup. Go to any message in your mail list, right click and you will see junk e-mail in the pop-up menu, select junk e-mail options. From there go to the “International” tab and select “blocked encodings list”. There you can choose which languages to add to the blocked encodings list and emails which contain those character sets will be automatically sent to your junk email folder which you can then empty whenever you like. But at least it will keep them from going to your main email inbox.

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  • Bobkberg
    That was the ticket. Thanks very much technochick. Bob
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  • Technochic
    Great! Glad to help.
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