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"This Message has no text content" Could/Should I Automatically move to spam?

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"This Message has no text content" Could/Should I Automatically move to spam?

I am on a Spam list that sends me several e-mails a day.  The hard part of blocking it is that the address is bounced from different unprotected sites each time.  Additionally, there is not a specific pattern in the titles to effectively identify a rule that will block these messages.

 

The one characteristic I can spot is that when looking at the title and seeing the content under the summary view, Comcast presents a message "This Message Has No Text Content." 

 

I contemplated filtering on the Body, with a filter "Does Not Contain" and use a wild card " * ".  It seems to me that would eliminate anything that has nothing but a picture in it, which these are.  On the flip side, it seems overkill, for if a friend sends me a picture without any explantion, I ain't gonna see it.

 

There's gotta be a better way.  Any other thoughts?

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Re: "This Message has no text content" Could/Should I Automatically move to spam?

Trying to use filters to block spam is not very effective for the reason you mention------spammers keep changing the messages to try to bypass filtering systems.  About the only thing you can do is keep marking them as Spam if they get to your Inbox.  You should find these short articles of interest---------------------

 

http://ask-leo.com/im_drowning_in_spam_what_can_i_do.html

and

https://askleo.com/stopping-spam-harder-think/?awt_l=E37kF&awt_m=In.RoL7ub3dfbL




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