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The Spamfilter Blacklist Words list contains words & phrases which you want to cause messages to be blocked by the spam filter. VPOP3 checks the message text & subject (not any attachments).

The table shows the entries already in the blacklist.


You can add new blacklist entries by typing them into the Entries to add box (one entry per line) and pressing the Add new entries button.

You can delete entries by selecting them and pressing the Delete button.

The Show Filters button will display boxes in the table headers where you can type search criteria.

Blacklist entries can be:

simple words/phrases which have to match exactly as substrings of the message content

wildcard text (eg cat*basket)

regular expressions surrounded by / characters - eg /\bcat\b/


Be aware that VPOP3 does not automatically match to word boundaries, so 'sex' will match 'sussex'. Use regular expressions with word anchors (\b) if you need to match at word boundaries.

Also, it is best if you are as specific as possible. If you just use simple words then they are likely to match where you do not expect.


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