Using Outlook Express' Find feature, I came up with over 800 messages from
gmail users, most of which looked useful, based on a quick glance at the
list of subject headers. I think that answers your question.
Now, you'll still find that many gmail users are baffled by the interface
they use to view the group. They sometimes respond to the wrong person in a
thread, or they show up 3 weeks after a thread is dead. But, that's another
Gmail or Google Groups? Not quite the same thing. You can have a Groups
account without a working Gmail account. I keep a groups account to use
while traveling, rather than mess with setting up a newsreader on
whatever box I am borrowing.
Just the *.gmail.com senders but a check shows I'll be blocking a really
good poster in another newsgroup if I do that. Too bad. Seems that 9 of 10
spams I get, come from *.gmail.com. You see a few from yahoo etc, but not
Easy, set a filter for the group, then a filter to allow the
If you have a good news reader, and you subscribe to a dozen
groups, it's much easier to turn on the cross posting
filter. The spammers cross post, and as an added benefit
you also catch the infamous trolls ;-)
-- larry / dallas
Google is one of the worst spammers online. Thats how they pay their
top employees a 6 digit salary every year, so we can all use their
crappy search engine, which contains at least 50% dead or obsolete
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