I regularly recieve E-mails with ostensible E-mail source addresses similar to firstname.lastname@example.org <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.
Correction: the example email address in the line above should have read: "DRUGNAME® approved reseller" <email@example.com>
Component: General → Filters
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: general → filters
(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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>". You really need to test his on something simple first. I suspect that the spammer is disguising DRUGNAME with some unusual characters.
WFM per comment 2
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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