Regular Expression in content filter

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Oct 15th, 2009
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i want to create a content filter with the "body-contains"-condition in combination with a regular expression. To specify it:
I want to check whether a string (disclaimer) is already added to the email. If not, i have to add the footer.
So to say: REGULAR EXPRESSION = does not contain "string"
But how does the regular expression look like?

<rule_data>REGULAR EXPRESSION (does not contain...)</rule_data>

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Andrew Wurster Fri, 10/16/2009 - 16:32
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you MAY be able to use a negative lookahead assertion like:
this results in:
content_filter: if (only-body-contains("?!disclaimer text", 1) )

OR in message filters you can say:
if ( not body-contains("EXPRESSION",1) )

all that said, you should just have two content filters, 1 to check for the filter and deliver immediately (w/o filter stamp) and another catch-all filter to stamp filters. for example:

disclaimer_skip: if (only-body-contains("disclaimer text", 1)) { deliver(); }

outbound-disclaimer-catchall: if (true) { add-footer("my_disclaimer"); }



sven_warnke_ironport Tue, 10/27/2009 - 15:13
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i opened a ticket at ironport and the answer is:
it doens't work the way i want to do it.

the way of doing it with a message filter will be the easiest one


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