Re: Spam Protection of the group.

"Mike Schilling" <>
Tue, 6 Jul 2010 10:09:09 -0700
"RedGrittyBrick" <RedGrittyBrick@spamweary.invalid> wrote in message

On 06/07/2010 09:18, Tech Id wrote:

So many spam messages in the group?
Wholesale shoes and other crap?
Why not ban these guys?

Because this is a newsgroup not a Goggle group. You happen to be accessing
it via a Google Groups gateway but newsgroups existed decades before
Google existed. Newsgroups operate on a distributed network of servers not
under the direct control of any single organisation or person.

There is no mechanism for banning in unmoderated newsgroups such as this.

The best solution is to read the newsgroups using a newsgroup clinet
program that communicates with a newsgroup server using the network news
transport protocol (NNTP). For example Thunderbird, TRN or many others.
These clients provide mechanisms for filtering out Spam. Many ISPs provide
newsgroup servers, if yours doesn't there are several free ones and many
commercial ones that you can use.

And some of those filter spam so that your reader never sees it.

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