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

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu Apr 17 15:49:53 CEST 2008


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.

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