Hosting Chat Communities

Adding Words to the List

When the Profanity Filter list is first created, it is empty. You must add to the list the words you want to be filtered.

To add words to the list:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the IRCX folder for the server hosting the chat community where you want to filter offensive language.


    1. Server_name
    2. Protocols
    3. IRCX
  3. Right-click IRCX, and then click Properties.
  4. Choose the chat community where you want to filter chats from the list.
  5. Click Properties, then click Extensions.
  6. Select the Profanity Filter extension from the list in Extensions, and then click Properties.
  7. In Edit Filters, verify that the filter you named for this purpose appears in Select filter. Then, beside Word list for the selected filter, click Add.
  8. Type a word you want to filter in Word.
  9. If the word includes wildcard characters, select the Treat as wildcard expression check box. This directs the extension to interpret characters such as the asterisk (*) and the question mark (?) as standard wildcards, instead of as literal characters.
  10. Note   As you add words to the list, follow these rules for wildcard matching:

    To match Use this wildcard Example
    Any single character ? sh?t matches "shut" and "shot."
    Any string of characters * q*t matches "quit" and "quartet."
    One of the specified characters [] h[oa]t matches "hot" and "hat," but not "hit."
    Any single alphanumeric character in a range [-] [b-d]rown matches brown, crown, and drown. Ranges must be in ascending order and can include the characters [0-9, a-z, A-Z].
    Any single character except the characters inside the brackets [^] l[^au]mp matches "limp" but not "lamp" or "lump."
  11. Type a message in Response to user of filtered word. This is a private message sent to the channel member who uses the word or any of its forms.
  12. Note   This private message can be as simple as, "Don't use [word]."

  13. Repeat the preceding steps to add additional words.

Note   If you create a filter from a chat client, use the following command to add words to the filter:


To add a wildcard expression to the filter, use the following command:

EXTMSG PFILTER ADD LIST=filter_name REG=expression

Related Topics

Create a List of Restricted Words Creating a Word List Creating an Exception List