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Glenn
I'D Rather Be Skiing
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Wallingford, CT

Outlook "blocking sender" doesn't work

At work, I use the "block sender/domain" feature of outlook 2003. I've blocked a few domains, but I keep getting messages from senders who use that domain. Why is that?
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jsouth
Jsouth

join:2000-12-12
Wichita, KS

Perhaps the domain is forged in the headers.



Glenn
I'D Rather Be Skiing
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join:2000-10-05
Wallingford, CT

Why wouldn't outlook pick that up though? When I view the "options" of the message, the from address is one that I have blocked.



atangel
Now What??
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join:2002-02-18
Mount Vernon, NY

Right, but what do the headers say? Same From, different Reply-to: ? Not sure how Outlook works at that level, but the messages can be different in non-obvious ways (the headers). You might be better off creating a filter for the "From"


B
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I would expect that if your workplace is using a MS Exchange server, then that feature may work differently. I doubt your Outlook settings determine what Exchange will accept into your inbox.

In other words, the feature may not apply to you.

but I could be wrong

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izy
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endless loop
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reply to Glenn

If indeed you are using MSExchange in your organization the junk mail options within Outlook 2003 will only work in Cached Exchange Mode.
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B
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join:2000-10-28

Of course, if you do have an Exchange Server, you might convince the administrator to blacklist the domains there.

»www.outlookpower.com/issuesprint···pam.html

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Glenn
I'D Rather Be Skiing
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join:2000-10-05
Wallingford, CT
reply to Glenn

Thanks everyone. We are using exchange. Maybe I'll talk to the system admin.



Glenn
I'D Rather Be Skiing
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join:2000-10-05
Wallingford, CT

Holy crap! 23 spams in my inbox this AM. That's really something. I used to get maybe one or two a day. Grrrr.


B
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join:2000-10-28

The »spambayes.sourceforge.net Outlook plug-in works quite well with Exchange.

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Glenn
I'D Rather Be Skiing
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join:2000-10-05
Wallingford, CT

I'll read up on that. Thanks.



Glenn
I'D Rather Be Skiing
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Wallingford, CT
reply to Glenn

I ended up setting up a "rule" in outlook. The spammer isn't that bright; they include an address in every spam that's not valid. I just set up a rule to delete any message with that name in the "to" line.