Re: B EVIL

On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:51:37 -0500

I can tell you this and let you decide
these replies to old posts I think are spam precursors they are trying to get accepted into lists and thus bypass spam detection later by fooling the lists/groups into whitelisting them
they wait awhile then use most of the same data in the original mail header and spam some group/maillist
replies help them with their deed
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On 3/19/2015 1:14 AM, Electric Comet wrote:

Well certainly some of them are but almost all of us here are guilty of replying before looking at the original post date at one time or another.
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No, Usenet doesn't work that way. Maillists have whitelists but spam filtering on Usenet uses more sophisticated techniques (unless you use Google Groups, who don't appear to do any spam filtering).
All that replying here does is make the poster look a bit foolish if they didn't notice the date.
John
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