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Enhance Mail Rules Dialog

 
The dialog for mail rules is a simple GUI for administrators to create mail rules. The mail rule itself is stored as a formula in the $FilterFormula in the MailRule form.
In fact the Rusles dialog and the script library "Rules" is used only for creating or editing mail rules. These elements are not used for the mail rule to work on the server. ( you can change the rules manually with tools like ScanEZ or such )
As only Contains, Not Contains, Is, IsNot is used to build the rule, you are not able to use pattern like *.domain.*
You could easily add this functionality to the existing rules script lib
My idea is to enhance the conditions part of the rules dialog to be able to type in a freehand formula. Doing this you could use @Like to search for pattern in fields. Once the formula evaluates to true, the according action will take place.
 
The result of this enhancement is a very flexible rule dialog.
 
 
 
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  • Jul 16 2018
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    Guest commented
    July 20, 2018 14:55

    A "contains <string>" mail rule is fairly flexible. For example, if I want to place a hold on mail from a sender who sends from both gmail.com and email.com, I can specify mail.com in the rule, and mail from gmail.com will be marked as held by the router. Similarly, I can have the rule say sender contains @gmail. and this will act on addresses like @gmail.co.uk, gmail.es, etc. The closest I can get *.domain.* are rules like sender contains .gmail. (dot gmail dot). 

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    July 23, 2018 06:24

    What do you do with X-SomeHeader items that are not in the item drop down list? We hat such items added by Ironport. 
    I agree that "contains" is very flexible, but a formula is more powerful.