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Custom Rule Data

To access Custom Rule Data actions go to Products > Custom Rule Data.

Use Custom Rule Data to create custom variable lists. Their main purpose is to enhance Message Rules and Connection Rules by providing customized data to compare emails against.



Clicking on one of items opens the data set for editing.

  1. Rule Data - Displays a list of previously created rule data sets. Rule Data provides a data set against which to compare emails.

  2. Rule RegEx - Contains a list of previously created Rule RegEx sets. Rule RegEx (regular expression) is a pattern that describes a certain syntax of text. Regular expressions allow you to compare against a specific string of words instead of comparing to every possible permutation of multiple words.

  3. Add new - adds a new data set.

  4. Delete - deletes the selected data set.

Add Rule Data or Rule RegEx

  1. Click the emailsecnewbutton.png Add New button at the lower right side of the screen.

  2. Select the type of data set you want to create. You can select between Rule Data and Rule RegEx.

    Rule Data

    Rule RegEx

    Separate each new value with a new line.


    A rule data set can consist of a single word.

    The RegEx parser does not require you to use the traditional forward slashes around a regular expression. These will automatically be added to your pattern when the RegEx is processed.

    Valid regular expressions:

    \b4\d{3}([\ \-]?)\d{4}\1\d{4}\1\d{4}\b(?!([^<]+)?>)


    Unlike Rule Data, a Rule RegEx should be kept to a single line. If your regular expression needs to detect the new line character, you can use \n.

  3. Type in a name for the data set and click Update.

  4. Add in the information under the Value text box.

  5. Click the emailsecsave.png Save button.

Delete Rule Data

  1. Select the data set you want to delete.

  2. Click the emailsecuritydeletebutton.png Delete button.

Edit Rule Data

  1. Select the rule data set you wish to edit.

  2. Change the information in the Value or Name text boxes.

  3. Click the emailsecsave.png Save button.