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Message filter to catch dangerous links

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I have received a "phish"ing message spoofed from one my own (forwarding) email addresses. It asks to click on a link at "Sendgrid.net", which is surely a scam. I created a message filter to catch the text "Sendgrid.net" in the BODY and send it to spam folder but it does not work. I have to conclude that the link is not in the BODY of the message.

Is it possible to make this filter? (The message source is attached)

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Click Customize in the filter window (see picture) and add Received as a custom header, and filter on sendgrid. You can do the same with Classic Search (Ctrl+Shift+F) to test a filter rule.

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Click Customize in the filter window (see picture) and add Received as a custom header, and filter on sendgrid. You can do the same with Classic Search (Ctrl+Shift+F) to test a filter rule.

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Thank you very much. It'd be so much more of value if I knew how this trick works. When I added a "Custom header" it seems the name entered is arbitrary, but is there a meaning to "Received" built-in? if yes is there a list of special header names?

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A custom header can be any header that is shown in the message source (Ctrl+U).

https://mediatemple.net/community/products/dv/204643950/understanding-an-email-header

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Thanks! That occurred to me after I sent the message, as it was the only possibility. It's very useful.

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