Eudora Filters

Eudora Filters

Post by phil » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 07:07:09

I have filter statements that are ignored by Eudora on incoming mail; the mail
that matches them is dumped into the In box. When I click on them in the In
box and filter them, they then go where they were originally intended to go.

Specifically I have a filter that states if the Subject contains "#SPAM#" the
message should be transferred to a box named Spam? and skip rest. This is one
of my first filters. Instead, as I said, it goes to In. But, if I filter it
from In then it goes to Spam? as it should.


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Post by siDetRake » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 07:23:29

Mine works...... it says

Subject contains [Spam]
Transfer to Spam
Skip rest
since 1938


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Post by phil » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 16:29:53

I'm glad to hear yours is working. I have Eudora 6 Sponsored. When I say the
Subject contains "#SPAM#" (many spam emails now contain those characters in
the email subject), I mean it contains exactly those characters, and... the
first time around it's plunked in the IN box. If I then find it there, Click
on Special and then Filter Messages it goes where it should have gone.

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Post by siDetRake » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 18:57:25

I wish I could help you but I can't figure it out. By the way, I use
Popfile and it adds [spam] to the subject line of all mail suspected
of being spam. Exactly [spam]
since 1938

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Post by D McAuliff » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 21:54:11

the mail
"#SPAM#" the
is one

I also cannot duplicate the problem (Pro 4) but can only offer what I would
check. 1) Is the filter set for incoming not manual? 2) Are the filters
before this one acting on the message and sending to the inbox?. 3) If any
of the filters before this one sends to the inbox, change to another box
temporarily adding labels, if the #SPAM# messages go their you'll have a
color code to trace back to the filter. Hope you get your solution.
Dave McAuliffe
Central Mass. USA
To E-mail -

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Post by Fred Holme » Fri, 26 Dec 2003 01:53:10

Make sure that your filters are listed in the correct order. On
incoming mail, all of the filters (checked for incoming mail) are
applied in the order listed. When you manually apply filters, all of
the filters (checked for manual application) are applied in the order
listed to the selected messages. If the logic of the listing order is
incorrect, unexpected results may occur. Also make sure the
"incoming" and "manual" check boxes are properly checked for the
intended filter logic.

To change the order of filtering, just drag a filter to its new

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Post by phil » Sat, 27 Dec 2003 04:38:44

Thanks, but that's elementary and done.

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Fred Holmes

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Post by meirma » Sat, 27 Dec 2003 05:20:53

In on Wed, 24 Dec 2003 07:29:53 GMT
XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Phil) posted:

It's interesting how you and I get different spam. I've seen spam
labeled [ADV.], and I appreciate that, but never any labeled SPAM.

Maybe siDet has the answer and some prefilter you are using is doing


If emailing, please let me know whether
or not you are posting the same letter.

Change domain to, if necessary.

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Post by siDetRake » Sat, 27 Dec 2003 06:34:56

On Thu, 25 Dec 2003 15:20:53 -0500, meirman < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

True ...... I use Popfile which is free at
I have it set up to mark the subject of all suspected spamming emails
with [spam] and all good mail with [inbox]. I filter the [spam] to a
folder named spam and the mail marked [inbox] to my inbox. This works
very well after some training. The built in spam filters in Eudora
didn't work as well and I went back to Popfile.

since 1938

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Post by phil » Sun, 28 Dec 2003 10:58:40


In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, siDetRaked

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Post by phil » Wed, 31 Dec 2003 08:16:05

What's more interesting is that I've learned that my Web hosting company,
MyHosting, adds the "#SPAM#" to the email Subject when it determines the email
is spam. For some reason, because this has been added to the original email,
even though it has become a part of it, Eudora does not process off it the
first time it sees it. As I've said, after Eudora drops it in the In box, if
the email is filtered again, this time it goes to the Spam? box.

In article <81HGb.21148$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, XXXX@XXXXX.COM

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Post by Bradley Wa » Fri, 13 Feb 2004 13:26:48

My IMAP server where I generally leave my mail doesn't allow me to run
the JUNK filters. It won't let me score the incoming messages. Is there
a way to initially transfer all messages to my local INBOX, filter
messages appropriately and then transfer non-filtered messages back to
the IMAP server's INBOX? It sounds complicated. Basically is there way
to execute filters consecutively, one after the other.


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Post by KLA » Sat, 14 Feb 2004 14:42:40

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 22:26:48 -0600, Bradley Wagner < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

I don't think there is any OTHER way of doing it. The filters always
execute consecutively... but if I understand your question right, you
could get creative with the "incoming" and "manual" flags (perhaps
even the "outgong") to get it to do what you want.

The other solution here would be to install a spam filter on your
server... although you probably don't have access to it, you could ask
your ISP to install SpamAssassin or something.