What can we do about all the spam that the list is getting?

Mark Shroyer usenet-mail at markshroyer.com
Thu Apr 17 18:51:26 CEST 2008


In article <w56dnSenjuIcyJrVnZ2dnUVZ_rDinZ2d at visi>,
 Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote:

> On 2008-04-16, Mark Shroyer <usenet-mail at markshroyer.com> wrote:
> > In article 
> ><f9fa48f0-0240-48c2-b9b3-ee7bcafb4c5e at f36g2000hsa.googlegroups.com>,
> >  Mensanator <mensanator at aol.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Apr 16, 12:01?pm, sr... at ferg.org wrote:
> >> > What can we do about all the spam that comp.lang.python is getting?
> >> > Things are getting pretty bad.
> >> 
> >> Buy Google and make them fix it.
> >
> > I've had pretty good luck with MT-NewsWatcher, a freeware Mac
> > newsreader that performs Bayesian spam filtering.
> > Thunderbird's Usenet reader also offers Bayesian filtering,
> > which presumably works just as well for classifying Usenet
> > spam as it does at handling email spam.
> >
> > So download a "real" NNTP client for whatever platform you're
> > on and give its spam filter a shot; clearly Google is not
> > interested in fighting spam itself.
> 
> Plonking anything posted via google.groups is the simplest
> answer.

Yes, but it's hard to give him that advice with a straight face until 
I've convinced him to stop using Google Groups to begin with ;)

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