Blocking Chinese Spam from gmail

Since May I've been getting a crazy amount of Chinese spam. About 40 messages a day. Although I would one day love to learn Chinese and find out how impressive I will be to my lover after taking their herbal viagra, right now I'm just trying to get my work done.

There are several articles out there claiming that:


lang:zh

can be used as a filter. I think this is old news as it doesn't seem to work anymore for any language.

So I googled the most common chinese characters and put together a filter like this:

Has words:

的 OR 是 OR 否 OR 要 OR 不

This catches them all nicely. Sorry Chinese spammers.

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