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Text strings containing extended (Japanese) characters in the 'Blocked phrases' and 'Offensive language' lists are not being blocked.
Sophos product and version
PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange, version 3.0.1
The strings entered on the Strings tab of the Blocked Phrases or Offensive Language windows must have a space both before and after them to enable PureMessage to block them.
The instructions below describe how to fix this in the Blocked Phrases list. The steps are identical for changing the Offensive Language list.
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