List spam

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Fri Aug 19 04:23:09 CEST 2011

Alain Ketterlin wrote:

> "Jason Staudenmayer" <jasons at> writes:
>> I really like this list as part of my learning tools but the amount of
>> spam that I've been getting from it is CRAZY. Doesn't anything get
>> scanned before it sent to the list?
> I'm using nntp to read this newsgroup (through an academic server).
> No spam at all.

I'm also using nntp (Usenet) and see very little spam. There was a flurry of
about ten *extremely* obnoxious pr0n spams in a row, and the occasional odd
one here or there, but generally I see hardly any.

It is ironic that some people say that the solution to the spam problem is
to move to Google Groups, because most of the spam comes *from* Google


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