I am attempting to create rules that filter out spam messages.

The conditions are in the form of: subject contains <term> where <term> for example might be H00kup. The actions are Delete/Decline then Empty Item.

I'm puzzled that the rules seem to work when I test them with simulated spam, but don't seem to work in eliminating the real spam (which appear to be using the same terms).

Does anyone know why this might be happening?

Can anyone offer some tips on creating rules that have been useful in eliminating spam?

Thank you for any help you can offer.

Anthony West