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  1. What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    Is there any way to curb the amount of spam in here?

  2. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    suseneedswork@gmail.com wrote:
    > Is there any way to curb the amount of spam in here?


    Using a news server that has useful spam filtering helps. But if you're
    using Google Groups to access Usenet then you have more serious problems
    than spam IMO.

  3. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    In Nikos Chantziaras:

    [Snip...]

    > using Google Groups to access Usenet then you have more serious problems


    Probably why they were plonked sight unseen on my part (please see sig). I
    think somebody at Google should be taken out back and shot for allowing GG
    to become a Usenet pest.

    (Also, FWIW&IMO, an ID like "suseneedswork" is very likely trolling)

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    Pardon any bogus email addresses (wookie) in place for spambots.
    Really, it's (wyrd) at airmail, dotted with net. DO NOT SPAM IT.
    I toss GoogleGroup posts from gitgo (http://improve-usenet.org).

  4. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    On Fri, 16 May 2008, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:-

    >suseneedswork@gmail.com wrote:
    >> Is there any way to curb the amount of spam in here?

    >
    >Using a news server that has useful spam filtering helps.


    Filtering locally also works. One of the best ones I ever added to my
    Leafnode filters is:

    ^Path: .*googlegroups\.com!not-for-mail

    It gets a few people that won't post using a real Usenet feed, but it's
    killed almost 100% of the spam posted in the groups I read. As a side
    benefit it also means that I don't see many of the trolls as well.


    Regards,
    David Bolt

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  5. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    David Bolt schrieb:
    >
    > Filtering locally also works. One of the best ones I ever added to my
    > Leafnode filters is:
    >
    > ^Path: .*googlegroups\.com!not-for-mail
    >
    > It gets a few people that won't post using a real Usenet feed, but it's
    > killed almost 100% of the spam posted in the groups I read. As a side
    > benefit it also means that I don't see many of the trolls as well.
    >

    The current spam wave is not from google. Someone else set up an open
    gateway. I added the spam filter match

    ^Path: .*news\.hispeed\.ch\.POSTED!not-for-mail

    to my newsreader.

    Kind regards

    Jan

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    suseneedswork@gmail.com wrote:
    > Is there any way to curb the amount of spam in here?


    Why don't you make a filter from the messages that offend you.



    --
    Claude Hopper

    ? ?

  7. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    Harold Stevens wrote:
    > Probably why they were plonked sight unseen on my part (please see sig). I
    > think somebody at Google should be taken out back and shot for allowing GG
    > to become a Usenet pest.


    You think the problem started with Gougle gropes? It started when they
    bought and the analy raped Deja.com

    houghi
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  8. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    On Sat, 17 May 2008, Jan Kandziora wrote:-

    >David Bolt schrieb:


    >The current spam wave is not from google.


    That's a huge surprise.

    >Someone else set up an open
    >gateway. I added the spam filter match
    >
    >^Path: .*news\.hispeed\.ch\.POSTED!not-for-mail
    >
    >to my newsreader.


    I've had hispeed.ch[0] in my filter file for so long that the entry
    isn't dated and I doesn't have a reason listed either. It almost makes
    me wonder why I added it but, given they now seem to be spewing, I don't
    think I'll be removing it any time soon.


    [0] Interestingly, I made that entry using the Message-ID: rather than
    the path.

    Regards,
    David Bolt

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  9. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    On Fri, 16 May 2008 11:16:15 -0700 (PDT) suseneedswork@gmail.com wrote:

    > Is there any way to curb the amount of spam in here?


    IMO minimal spam here compared to some other news groups.

  10. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    Polly the Parrot wrote:
    > On Fri, 16 May 2008 11:16:15 -0700 (PDT) suseneedswork@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    >> Is there any way to curb the amount of spam in here?

    >
    > IMO minimal spam here compared to some other news groups.


    I think the amount of spam is the same. It is just that this group has
    more mesages, so it doesn't look that bad. Although lately there are
    less messages, so the spam ratio goes up.

    Obviously much depends on what server you use and if that server filters
    the spam out. As I have many servers, each spam that is not fileterd at
    one server, it will get through.

    Oh well, most of the spam I just do not even notice anymore. It is as if
    I am walking though a city as nice as Leuven and see all the nice
    buildings full of advertisement. The price of progress, I guess (not to
    say greed)

    houghi
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    | Song : Bij de marine
    | Album : Nederlandse Tp 100

  11. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    On Sat, 17 May 2008, in the Usenet newsgroup alt.os.linux.suse, in article
    , Jan Kandziora wrote:

    >David Bolt schrieb:
    >
    >> Filtering locally also works. One of the best ones I ever added to my
    >> Leafnode filters is:
    >>
    >> ^Path: .*googlegroups\.com!not-for-mail


    You will find that filtering on 'Message-ID: googlegroups.com' is faster.
    When your news reader OR spooler queries the news server for available
    articles, the server returns 8 headers:

    From:, Subject:, References:, Date:, Bytes:, Lines:, Message-ID: and Xref:

    Filtering on other headers requires the reader or spooler to either have
    to ask the server for the extra header for every article, or to download
    the entire article and then filter it. Either process is substantially
    slower than filtering on the information in the eight normal headers. On
    two other newsgroups, I have a second rule dealing with google:

    References: googlegroups.com\>\$

    which gets _replies_ to googlegroups posts (in those two groups, it
    seems there are id10ts who respond to google-spam).

    >The current spam wave is not from google. Someone else set up an open
    >gateway. I added the spam filter match
    >
    >^Path: .*news\.hispeed\.ch\.POSTED!not-for-mail
    >
    >to my newsreader.


    Again - 'Message-ID: news.hispeed.ch' works just fine.

    Old guy

  12. Re: What the heck is going on in the newsgroup? All the spam...

    My gmail ID should indicate that SuSE needs work. Every OS does. Get
    over it. I use SuSE 10.3 exlusively at home on 3 pc's. Here at work,
    we're forced to use Microsoft. If you really don't think that SuSE
    needs some work (wireless, ease of updating, lagging behind on KDE),
    etc., then I'm truly happy for you and you're probably still on
    version 7.

    Nikos Chantinmyass - the only usenet access we have at work is through
    Google groups. If I was in a women's prison like you, I'd have better
    internet access, IMO.

    Jan and Moe Trin - thanks for the very helpful filters!

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