Any Way to Avoid the SPAM

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I subscribe to news.individual.net for 13 bucks a year. The flood was in the group last night, and gone today. They filter aggressively and block almost all the spam I see people complain about. You can use any newsreader software on any system to access it.
They were free for many years, went paid recently (as of today, in fact), and I happily paid up. The servers are stable, quick, and clean.
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But they don't support binaries groups, like alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking... Anyone have reasonably priced suggestions for a news server that supports that group as well?
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Someone has a website that mirrors that group, I think? Dunno, hasn't been enough of an annoyance for me to look into. I'd like to have a feed for that, though.
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Well, I've already got 4 different news servers setup right now; I guess one more won't hurt... :)
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Why 4? I can see 2, but what are you getting from where if I may ask?
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The other ones (besides my regular ISP) are MS servers. One private beta group, one public, and one private partner group. Kind of a pain in the patotie, to be honest. Different passwords on both of the private ones, as well.
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Not to pull a clintonism, but that depends on what you mean by "reasonably priced". <grin>
if you consider the $5-10/month range 'reasonable', look at:
www.supernews.com www.newsguy.com www.giganews.com
Also see <http://www.newsreaders.com/newsfeeds/index.html for a lot of additional choices.
www.teranews.com is offering free (well, one-time $3.95 set-up fee), accounts with a 50mb/day transfer limit.
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While Google is a great tool for searching newsgroup archives for specific information, if you're looking for something for reading groups on an ongoing basis, pretty much anything else, even Outhouse Express, is better.
"Which newsreader to use" is a topic that comes up here pretty often. You could use Google :-) to search for more info on that, but the newsreaders most often recommended seem to be Agent, Free Agent, and Gravity.
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Mr Fixit eh wrote:

Just a passing thought. Have you tried seeing if your ISP has a NNTP server and using your browser's newsreader to access it? Then you'd have whatever anti-spam capailities come with it and the ability to ad newsproxy/netfilter.
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Download Netscape 7.1 and use their news reader. It works just fine and has "fair" filtering. It pretty friendly and the idjits don't try to fool with Netscape like they do to IE...
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If by idjits you mean people who put malicious code into their articles then it doesn't matter if they try or not. Netscape doesn't try to interpret and execute inline ASCII.
If by idjits, you mean the authors of Netscape and IE, I quite agree. Only an idjit would write an appication for reading an ASCII medium that interprets inline ASCII as executable code, especially when you consider that several newsgroups exist for he purpose of discussing code.
Unfortunately the idjits who have been modifying Google recently seem to think its a good idea to interpret inline ASCII as formatting instructions. That's almost as bad.
I'll bet OE doesn't use CDS either. Google must, other wise it'd be crashing all the time.
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http://www.hackwatch.com/deadspam.html
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