EU not in Blocked Top-Level Domain list; can it be added somehow?

95% of my spam these days is coming from the EU TLD (Top-Level Domain), but I can't find any way to block this stuff in Outlook's 'Junk E-mail Options'.

For some reason "EU" isn't among the TLD's listed in International - Blocked Top-Level Domain List.  (I'm running "Outlook 2007 (12.0.6680.5000) SP3 MSO (12.0.6683.5000)".)  I haven't found any way to add at TLD to the list.

I've also experimented with trying to catch these EU emails with a filter, but with no success.  Is there any documentation about the use of wildcards ('*') in the search words of Rules (e.g. in Sender Address)?

Jeff

 

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No replies??  Odd.  I wonder if that means that MS isn't really supporting the Office 2007 community any more?  Or, just that no one wants to admit that the only way to add to the TLD list is to issue an update for Office, and ... well ... there just aren't resources to support the Office 2007 community any more.

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No replies??  Odd.  I wonder if that means that MS isn't really supporting the Office 2007 community any more?  Or, just that no one wants to admit that the only way to add to the TLD list is to issue an update for Office, and ... well ... there just aren't resources to support the Office 2007 community any more.

This condition is the same for Outlook 2010, no EU in Blocked TLD list.

I'm trying variations on EU in the Blocked Senders tab: .EU, *.EU, *@*.eu

All of which can be entered.

If you just enter "EU" the "." gets added to form .EU

It also occurs to me that that there is probably a registry entry for the Blocked TLD list, I will look into that.

 

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But you really would think that by 2010 Microsoft would have recognized the European Union.

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I am running Office 2013 and it is not there either.  Needs to be added, I average 20 pieces of spam a day fro .EU top level domain.

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It was submitted to the feature request list for consideration. I have no idea if or when it will be added though.  
Diane Poremsky [Outlook MVP]
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My, what a thoroughly useful response.  The .us TLD is listed, but not the .eu TLD?  Is there some sort of "secret compact" with the powers that be in Belgium that makes this option (to allow users to block mail coming from the .eu domain) unacceptable?

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It was an oversight -.US was launched in the mid-80's.  .EU in 2005.  FWIW, UK is not on the list as UK - it's under GB.

PS - the international option was added to the junk mail filter in Outlook 2003 - i thought it was added to SP1, so it would have pre-dated  the introduction of the EU TLD.

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/email/how-to-block-foreign-spam/

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Thank you, Diane.  I appreciate your dedication to responding in a timely manner to those of us "out here", floundering in the breeze (more or less. . .)

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It was an oversight -.US was launched in the mid-80's.  .EU in 2005.  FWIW, UK is not on the list as UK - it's under GB.

PS - the international option was added to the junk mail filter in Outlook 2003 - i thought it was added to SP1, so it would have pre-dated  the introduction of the EU TLD.

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/email/how-to-block-foreign-spam/

So Microsoft has had 3 full versions of Office, about 10 service packs, countless updates and 9 years to correct this but still hasn't?

I think I would use a stronger word than "oversight".

I'm a big Microsoft supporter, been a partner for many years, installed servers since NT and Windows when it was just "Windows", I will just add this to my "Microsoft, what are you thinking?" list along with the loss of TechNet and SBS.

As mentioned in an earlier post have had some success with using "Blocked Senders" to compensate. Or at least clients are not telling me that this method is not working.

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Where are these things stored - what file or registry entry?

This is really pretty bad... I'm willing to do some file or registry editing if I can find out where this is.  

Jeff

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