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SPAM :(

Can't we do something about the spam?

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Jun 27 '08 #1
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Vaclav Haisman wrote:
Can't we do something about the spam?
*We* can't. *Each of us* can, within the limits of our ISP's
willingness to serve us and within the limits our newsreading
software has.

V
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Jun 27 '08 #2
Vaclav Haisman schrob:
Can't we do something about the spam?
You could put gmail on the blacklist (as many already do as a last solution)
or teach your Thunderbird to recognise it. There are many pertinent
keywords in the subject that should make it quite easy.
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Jun 27 '08 #3
Vaclav Haisman wrote:
Can't we do something about the spam?
On an individual basis, create filters. I've had good luck with a set
of keywords. I see very little.

On a community basis, you can report it to Google Groups, which is the
vector for almost all spam these days. Unforunately, they seem to be
unreponsive.


Brian
Jun 27 '08 #4
Frank Steinmetzger <Wa****@gmx.dewrites:
Vaclav Haisman schrob:
>Can't we do something about the spam?

You could put gmail on the blacklist
I think it's important to make a distinction between "gmail" and
"Google Groups" here. What you want to blacklist is not a return
address @gmail.com (most spammers won't supply one, some legitimate
posters do), but a message-id header matching the regular expression
<.*\\.googlegroups\\.com>. That eliminates 99.9% of the spam, and
quite a few annoying noobs as well.

Google seem to believe that having bought DejaNews, they now own
usenet. Apparently they don't take good care of their possessions,
either.

Chip

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Jun 27 '08 #5
Charles Coldwell wrote:
Frank Steinmetzger <Wa****@gmx.dewrites:
Vaclav Haisman schrob:
Can't we do something about the spam?
You could put gmail on the blacklist

I think it's important to make a distinction between "gmail" and
"Google Groups" here. What you want to blacklist is not a return
address @gmail.com (most spammers won't supply one, some legitimate
posters do), but a message-id header matching the regular expression
<.*\\.googlegroups\\.com>. That eliminates 99.9% of the spam, and
quite a few annoying noobs as well.
And quite a few other, legitimate contributors, especially those from
some of the Asian countries. A BAD solution.

A set of keyword filters will take care of the majority of the problem,
without the collateral damage of either a gmail or GG domain block.


Brian
Jun 27 '08 #6
Charles Coldwell schrob:
>>Can't we do something about the spam?

You could put gmail on the blacklist

I think it's important to make a distinction between "gmail" and
"Google Groups" here.
You're right, I got that thought the day after I wrote this.
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Jun 27 '08 #7

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