At 6:38 AM -0400 7/23/97, Marco Bleeker wrote:
>On Thu, 10 Jul 1997 15:53:32 -0500, Darin Burleigh
><burleigh at hackberry.chem.niu.edu> wrote:
>>>Steve Noffsinger wrote:
>>> Since when has bionet.plants become a home for advertising of psychics and
>>> other garbage?
>>The spammers are getting more agressive everyday. You can try
>>complaining to their service providers. e.g
>>As much as I hate it, I think all worldwide newsgroups should be moderated
>Spamming has become a pest and a threat to the functionality of Usenet as a
>whole. It does not have to be a committee reading all messages, just a
>of filters on a central entrance point would do... And these filters should be
>maintained of course.
>>BTW, waiting for that, what is a good private (low cost) reader which has this
>filter option? I am using Free Agent, but it has no filters I believe.
I agree on moderation, and I think the job of moderator
will get easier with time as spammers learn that their
efforts fail to reach anyone.
I use Eudora (www.eudora.com) Light which is freeware
and has nice filtering features.
Ross Koning | koning at ecsu.ctstateu.edu
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Eastern CT State University | phone: 860-465-5327
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