Mail filters on E-mail addresses should examine human-readable label part of E-mail source addresses

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

MailNews Core
Filters
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
8 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Neil Harris, Unassigned)

Tracking

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Details

(Whiteboard: dupme?)

(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
I regularly recieve E-mails with ostensible E-mail source addresses similar to

   fakename@example.com <DRUGNAME® approved reseller>

where DRUGNAME is the name of a popularly-spammed drug. In spite of multiple attempts, I have not been able to detect these messages using mail filters, presumably because the mail filters do not inspect the human-readable name components of mail addresses.

This seems to me to be non-obvious behaviour that violates the principle of leas surprise, and therefore should be fixed.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

8 years ago
Correction: the example email address in the line above should have read:

   "DRUGNAME® approved reseller" <fakename@example.com>
Component: General → Filters
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: general → filters
Whiteboard: dupme?

Comment 2

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> I have not been able to detect these messages using mail filters,
> presumably because the mail filters do not inspect the human-readable name
> components of mail addresses.
>

This works for me on my name (filtering for From Contains James, with incoming email "Kent James <kent@caspia.com>". You really need to test his on something simple first. I suspect that the spammer is disguising DRUGNAME with some unusual characters.

Comment 3

8 years ago
WFM per comment 2
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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