Altered subject lines

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Charles Toobey, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    From time to time I receive emails which have been marked as SPAM (in the
    subject line) I have a rule set up to delete such messages. Whilst that
    works well there is on occasion a message which actually isn't SPAM after
    all.

    I can copy the email to the desktop and edit it with notepad to remove the
    word SPAM from the subject line and then save and drag it back into Windows
    mail but the situation I have is that I have a (mail) folder which has a
    large number of needed emails incorrectly marked.

    Does anyone know of a utility that can be used to rename the subject line
    (specifically to remove the word SPAM) from all messages in a given folder?

    Many thanks
     
    Charles Toobey, Mar 12, 2008
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  2. I'm not aware of any such utility.
    Why not attack this problem at the source?
    The SPAM designation is probably being added by your third party
    security software, or by a setting at the mail provider's server.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 12, 2008
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  3. I'm not running a third party utility but clearly could do so whilst turning
    off the overzealous SPAM trapping my email provider uses.
    The problem in doing that is the amount of wasted time with various servers
    being contacted for each incoming email.
    At least that's how Spampal appears to work. If all goes well then only a
    few seconds are wasted for each email but I've seen emails delayed by 20-30
    seconds which is a problem for me as I often receive 800-1000 emails per
    day.

    I guess the amount of time taken to find something to take out the "SPAM"
    marking in the subject line will be quite high so doing it all by hand is
    the order of the day.

    Perhaps someone may have advice on an alternative to Spampal which relies on
    several servers rather than just one or even none.

    Thanks
     
    Charles Toobey, Mar 13, 2008
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  4. Sorry, I don't believe we have any SpamPal experts among the
    regular responders here.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 13, 2008
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  5. Charles Toobey

    Guest Guest

    You might check if there are any in newsgroup:

    microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
     
    Guest, Mar 13, 2008
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