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WOW is this place ever getting loaded up with shit. Hope it's just a cycle and it backs off.
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Seems like most every news group is getting bombed heavily. Most times it runs in cycles but if it proves profitable, they may keep it up.
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As far as I can tell, 100% of the spam is coming from google groups. It would be great to set nfilter just to block all posts from that domain, so I did a test. Instead of blocking all google groups postings, I had Nfilter flag them. It appears that a significant portion of the valid traffic for this group also comes through google groups. So if I block all google traffic, I block most everything else too.
So now I have a humongus kill filter that lists just about every brand name imaginable. Seems to be working.
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snipped-for-privacy@universalclock.com wrote:

See my post a few days ago in which I showed how to set up filters that drop googlegroups posts in general, but allow Charlie Self's to come through.
In general:
* score:+100 message-id:googlegroups * score:-100 from: snipped-for-privacy@his.domain.com * score:-100 from: snipped-for-privacy@some.other.domain.com * drop score:100
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1 - get a news provider like Supernews that filters the worst of the crap at the server.
2 - kill file EVERYTHING coming from Google Groups. You'll miss a couple of good posters here, but it's worth it. Besides, if they're that smart they shouldn't be posting from GG.
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"Dave Balderstone" wrote:

Just curious, does AOL have access to news groups same as Earthlink or Verizon?
If so, is the set up straight forward?
Been asked to set up an AOL account.
Normally, I don't do AOL, but this time have no choice.
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AOL killed their news access years ago. Thank god.
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"Dave Balderstone" wrote:

So what are the options with AOL as the ISP?
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I use Supernews, even though I have news access with Shaw, my ISP at home.
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Dave Balderstone wrote:

I left Earthlink because the killed access to news groups.     grouse,     jo4hn
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Really?? That is a surprise to me. It is really surprising since I am using Earthlink.
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But you are using SuperNews for your NNTP posting.
I assume jo4hn means Earthlink stops maintaining their own NNTP server, rather than block port 119.
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The news group server that I am using is named nntp.earthlink.net. You are correct that the header says Supernews and that implies that Earthlink has outsourced its news group support to Supernews.
However I interpreted jo4hn's message as saying that he left earthlink because he could no longer access news groups from Earthlink. Earthlink does provide access to news groups.
BTW: I do have a complaint with Earthlink concerning news groups. I cannot access news groups from Earthlink when I am on the road (thus when I am using some else's ISP.) Earthlink's support basically said tough. They suggested that I use Google groups. I have tried GG and it is terrible.
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jo4hn wrote:

I can still get newsgroups thru earthlink.net using (news.west.earthlink.net); however, can't get there with Thunderbird, must use OE.
I'm looking for a dial-up solution using AOL for when I'm away.
Lew
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Lew Hodgett wrote:

I use Thunderbird as my news reader and I'm signed up with a free feed called AIOE (http://aioe.org /). For the most part I've been happy with it for the few groups I need access to.
As a bonus, it seems to filter pretty aggressively for spam, although that's a mixed blessing. It also filters out a couple of regular contributors in here, but I normally can pick them up if they're quoted by someone one else.
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FrozenNorth wrote:

I can't remember what the limit is. I do remember there being one, but it's so far above what I post that I've never approached it.
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*snip*
Some providers will provide access for a certain amount of data. For example, my news provider allows me to transfer 90 GB for $25. (This was part of a promotion that may be over now.)
Astraweb is the provider. They do almost no filtering at all, so it's all up to you. Not affiliated...just a customer and all that.
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"FrozenNorth" wrote:

going to a

Tough to compete with FREE.
Have access to an AOL freebie, so looking for a way to use it for news groups when I'm at the AOL location.
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That's why I subscribe directly to Supernews. I can access it from anywhere.
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