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by lemming
Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Problems with the first account in LAN
Replies: 11
Views: 11343

Not connected yet?

Are you connected to the Net before you launch PopTray? On some PCs, the DSL modem is configured to "dial up" only when there is Internet activity. DSL modems connect quickly, but it still takes a few seconds to get on the Net. The delay may be enough to cause the PopTray error you described. -Lemming
by lemming
Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: How to confirm of mail has been read...
Replies: 2
Views: 2680

Return Receipt

What you're looking for is called "Return Receipt". This web page will tell you everything you need to know: http://www.netlawtools.com/net_qa/net_qa_archives01-08.html Personally I think Return Receipt requests are rude and I just ignore them. With some programs, you can even set them to reject all...
by lemming
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: Filter rules
Replies: 7
Views: 4212

regular expressions again

Just realised that all the multiple rows can easily be summarised using regular expressions, if you're not averse to them. So, assuming you have these three email addresses: john @ firstisp.com john22 @ secondisp.com johnb @ thirdisp.com you'd only need a rule with two rows to detect whether the TO:...
by lemming
Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: Filter rules
Replies: 7
Views: 4212

Don't forget CC:

Warning! The rules posted by Dave will also cause CC: mail to you to be deleted, in addition to BCC: mail. For example, if the headers look like this: TO: someone.else @ othermail.com CC: you @ yourisp.com The rules would also apply. But note that there are perfectly legitimate emails like this. Yo...
by lemming
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Anything
Topic: Wal-Mart: a corporate bum
Replies: 17
Views: 16506

You are part of the problem

I think it's interesting that quite a few people like to gripe about Wal-Mart, yet still go there to take advantage of the low prices. If you can claim to have never shopped at Wal-Mart, then you might be qualified to soapbox. But if you're like millions of consumers who have voted with their wallet...
by lemming
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: NOT Contain
Replies: 4
Views: 3393

Beware of using this rule alone to catch spam. If someone sends you mail using BCC:, the rule will also be triggered. -LM Use "Contains" and click the "Not" checkbox. Thanks for the quick answer. The not check-box was hidden very well, I didn't see it. By the way, thank you for the excellent job you...
by lemming
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: "failed to obtain lock"
Replies: 4
Views: 4203

smtp authorization shouldn't be a factor

smtp authorization is only used when sending mail, so it should not affect how Poptray works. Rdsok is probably right, it does sound like a sharing violation error, probably caused by two programs trying to access the file at the same time. You would probably want to stagger the mail check times for...
by lemming
Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Anything
Topic: Movie Ticket Prices
Replies: 10
Views: 11958

Malaysian prices

Movie ticket prices in Malaysia range from RM7 to RM12, with night shows and weekend/public holiday shows being the more expensive ones. In US$, that would be between $1.85 to $3.16. That might sound cheap, but note that most of the population here earns below RM2000 a month (US$526), So that's abou...
by lemming
Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Rule(s) don't seem to work!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4664

Re: Rule(s) don't seem to work!!

Heh, looks like a classic spammer tactic. The address you listed is almost certainly a home adsl IP address. So if you're filtering by specific addresses it won't work because for home adsl, the IP address will change every time they log on. Based on the example you provided, dslam124-2-166-62.adsl....
by lemming
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Blank Emails
Replies: 4
Views: 3863

Empty To: and Subject:

I don't use pegasus so I dunno why you have that problem. But I have precisely such a rule to delete mails with empty To: and Subject: This is what it looks like: http://img192.exs.cx/img192/1915/tosubjempty0mj.gif Make sure you choose the Needed -> ALL Rows option. Note that there's a small chance ...
by lemming
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: Is the stop-clause implied in the rules?
Replies: 7
Views: 5694

Stop clause avail in future version

I'd have to agree with "guest" on this issue. There should definitely be a stop clause for rules, i.e. "stop processing further if this rule is true". As an example, some of my spam is caught early by simple rules, e.g. "vicodin" or "viagra" in the subject, but it continues to be processed by all ru...
by lemming
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: Not "my" Email address delete rule
Replies: 13
Views: 8343

detect same domain spam

Hi rdsok et al, I've been thinking about this "detect same domain spam" problem, and here's a possible solution. So assuming you have 2 valid addresses me @ myisp.net mywife @ myisp.net and you want to detect any other address with the same domain. You can try this rule with three rows, all using To...
by lemming
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: 1000's of messages
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

put old mail in folders

hey quarky, what wrong with being a packrat? I've kept all my mail from the last two years :wink: Anyway, your friend should be able to avoid the "download 1000's of messages every time" problem if he/she just sort some of the mail into folders. For most combo webmail-POP3 servers, the main folder i...
by lemming
Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: Hotmail account problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Try upgrading

Not sure why you're getting that problem, but it might be solved by upgrading to the latest version of Poptray, ver 3.1 which was released Jan 4.

-Lemming.
by lemming
Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: how can I detect multi recipients using regular expressions?
Replies: 9
Views: 5822

A kludge

Okay, I've come up with a kludge to detect multi recipients using regular expressions. I'm using a rule with two rows, both containing regex. If, for example, your address is mymail @ myisp.com Row 1 To | Reg Expr | mymail@myisp\.com.+myisp\.com Row 2 To | Reg Expr | myisp\.com.+mymail@myisp\.com Yo...
by lemming
Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: Not "my" Email address delete rule
Replies: 13
Views: 8343

beware of square brackets

Yowee rdsok, that is a tricky one. I'm still racking my brains to come up with a solution for it. :o But back to your suggested regex: [^(me|mywife)]@mydomain.com Unless my understanding of regex is wrong, [ ] only specifies a class of characters. So your regex does not mean "match anything that is ...
by lemming
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: Not "my" Email address delete rule
Replies: 13
Views: 8343

Correction

rdsok, I don't think that would work because [ ] specifies a class of characters, not a phrase.

Why not seach for:

(me|mywife)@mydomain\.com

then use Poptray's Not option? You can just click the Not checkbox.

note the \. because . is a special character in regex.

-Lemming.
by lemming
Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: filter question
Replies: 4
Views: 3461

Re: ahh..now I get it!

Unfortunately, the regex posted by sandy&cloud is inaccurate, and so is the solution you suggested. [^me] does not mean "anything except me", it means "any single character, except m and e". So if you create something like [^randy], it will match a single character that is not r, a, n, d, or y. For ...
by lemming
Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: how can I detect multi recipients using regular expressions?
Replies: 9
Views: 5822

A better way (NOT)

Whoops, I goofed. The regex I provided would not work either. Please ignore this posting. I'm working on a proper solution. - Lemming.


:oops: :oops: :oops:

UPDATE: See below for kludge.
by lemming
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: General PopTray
Topic: The Rules & Regular Expressions Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 54810

Regex for most medications (update)

Hi, am testing various regexes I modified from Spamassassin. These cover most medication spam: viagra (\\/|v).{0,2}[iíïìî1l!¡:\|].{0,2}[aáäàâå4@].{0,2}g.{0,2}r.{0,2}[aáäàâå4@] vicodin (\\/|v).{0,2}[iíïìî1l!¡:\|].{0,2}[cç¢].{0,2}[o0].{0,2}(d|c\|).{0,2}[iíïìî1l!¡:\|] cialis [cç©¢].{0,2}[iíïìî1l!¡:\|]....