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Re: procmail filter to catch ????????????????????

On 19 Feb 2002, Patrick Kirk wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-02-19 at 09:39, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > Can anyone suggest a procmail filter that will catch at least some of
> > the From: \123\456\789\........... stuff?
> > 
> > (I mean what you see for the From: and Subject: lines with
> > ?????????????????)
> > 
> Thats where the text is in Chinese or Korean or some such character
> set.  Just set procmail to block that character set and you'll never see
> them again.  Unless of course you do speak Korean in which case its back
> to the drawing board ;-)

I know that's what it is but my question is: how do I block it?

Actually I made a mistake in posting the filter I've tried; it's

* ^Subject:.*[\0-9\][\0-9\][\0-9\][\0-9\][\0-9\]

>From my reading of the regexp docs I thught this should catch all long
number sequences enclosed in \, but I don't think it's right.


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